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What Is Oropharyngeal Trauma? Sounds complex huh? In short, all this means is an injury to the inside your child's mouth. These injuries are particularly common in toddlers given their tendency to fall easily while carrying things in their mouth such as spoons or hard toys. These...

There is a simple medical principle that all practitioners, regardless of their role (doctor, paramedic, nurse), learn early in their career. Once you give a medication you cannot take it back.  Mistakes can and on occasion do happen. To mitigate the risk of giving the wrong medication to...

One of the many promises I made myself when moving from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast was to get out and about and start enjoying nature again. After all, I’d just spent over a decade living in inner city Sydney where the most adventurous ‘hike’...

In my role as an Intensive Care Paramedic I have been to numerous choking incidents, both adult and paediatric. I have used medical tongs, known as Magill Forceps, to remove half chewed steak from elderly patients throats at, and I have pulled slippery grapes out...

What do Libby Babet, Phoebe Ghorayeb and Nikki Phillips all have in common? They each prioritised their baby’s welfare and learnt the valuable first aid skills needed to save their child’s life early in their motherhood journey. ...

Before I go any further, I just want to say that any first aid training is better than no first aid training. This post is written by a paramedic and is intended on explaining how paramedics fit into the Australian Healthcare System....