Who Should Take Basic First Aid Training?
5 September 2017
Basic first aid and emergency response training may be required of some types of employees, even if they're not necessarily a medical professional. This might include anyone employed in a dental office or clinic, those who are qualifying for certain construction and contracting work, those running a nursing home or day-care and the like.
Even if you're not required to take a basic first aid training class by your employer, you may still want to sign up for such a course, to protect yourself and your family at home and elsewhere.
Three Diseases You Could Prevent with Asbestos Testing
1 September 2017
With around one-third of Australian homes containing asbestos building materials, many people come into contact with it throughout their lives. Asbestos begins to cause a risk when it's not properly contained, or when the materials containing it are disturbed or damaged. If you suspect your home or work environment requires asbestos testing, you may want to know more about the diseases this material causes.
Workers who face exposure to asbestos for many years may find that the small fibres coming into contact with their lungs cause scarring.
Preparing for a vaginal birth after caesarian (VBAC)
29 August 2017
Many women who have had a previous caesarian section are eager to try and have a vaginal birth (VBAC) with their next birth, in order to limit the long recovery time and additional risks associated with a caesarian. Here are some steps you can take to make sure you maximise your chances of a successful VBAC.
Find a supportive obstetrician
Some obstetricians are not eager to perform VBACs as they feel that there is an additional risk of uterine rupture.
The Importance of Immunisations: 3 Dangers of Hepatitis B
28 August 2017
Hepatitis B is a blood-borne viral infection which affects the liver. Hepatitis B can be transmitted between people via unclean needles which are used during drug use, medical interventions or tattooing. Hepatitis B can also be transmitted via sexual intercourse. If you are not immunised against hepatitis B and you are infected, you could face a range of serious medical issues. There is no cure for a hepatitis B infection, although there are some treatment options which can help manage the condition.