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Defibrillator saves a hat-trick of lives in record year for bystanders AED

Defibrillator saves a hat-trick of lives in record year for bystanders

More lives than ever are being saved by defibrillators in public areas, according to new research. Joshua Simpson, 15, survived a cardiac arrest thanks to early CPR and an accessible defibrillator at the basketball arena where he collapsed in December 2018. ...

Paramedics reaching sickest patients faster News

Paramedics reaching sickest patients faster

Victorians in need of emergency care have received the fastest paramedic response in almost a decade, according to figures released today in the 2017-2018 Ambulance Victoria Annual Report. ...

Jaxon back in action after coffee burn News

Jaxon back in action after coffee burn

It can happen in a blink of an eye, and it’s every parent’s nightmare. A hot drink is placed on the bench, and a split second later a toddler pulls it onto themselves. Sharon Geintenbeek, a busy Mum of 19 month-old twins, had just made herself a cup of coffee, and turned to grab milk from the fridge when she heard a crash. ...

How a life-threatening allergic reaction can happen so fast News

How a life-threatening allergic reaction can happen so fast

Mum-of-three Shauna knew she was allergic to penicillin but had never suffered a reaction as serious as this before. Anaphylaxis is the most severe allergic reaction and, as Shauna experienced, it can happen within minutes. ...

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