One of the main reasons little children are admitted to the hospital is poisoning. Many children are poisoned at home by substances that parents thought were safely stored. Continue reading “Poisons”
Household safety can save lives. By following these safety tips around your home you can keep your family and friends safe in your home.
Water and water sports form an integral part of many New Zealanders’ lives. We enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, kayaking, windsurfing; and we enjoy the summer days with the family on the beach or at the river. Water safety is important – here’s how to stay safe in and around the water. Continue reading “Water safety”
Your ability to help in an emergency could determine your children’s survival. If you know basic first aid, you can make a big difference. Continue reading “First aid”
Disaster can strike quickly and without warning, so it’s important to be prepared. For parents, their first concern is often the children. Continue reading “Disaster preparation”
The phone book.
Each phone book has a Personal Help Services Page. You need to look up the index at the front of the book for that page number.
In an emergency – don’t muck about – Dial 111.
It is vital that anyone overdosing or having an adverse reaction to drugs receives professional help quickly. If Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is required and you know how to perform it then do so. CPR means giving rescue breaths followed by a number of chest compressions, and repeating this cycle continuously until the ambulance arrives. If you’re not sure, the following guide will help you to perform CPR. Continue reading “What to do in an Emergency”