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Angina: treating symptoms and emergency treatment - MyDr.com.au

Angina pain or discomfort is a symptom of underlying heart problems and must not be ignored, as it may be a sign of impending heart attack.

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Adrenaline autoinjectors||General use - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjectors (e.g EpiPen®) are approved for use in Australia and New Zealand for the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis, the most severe form of allergic reaction.

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EpiPen

EpiPen(R) and EpiPen Jr(R) are pre-loaded syringes that inject a single dose of adrenaline for the emergency treatment of adults and children who experience severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis, or 'allergic shock').

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Diagnosis - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

It is important that the diagnosis of a food allergy is made by a medical practitioner with experience in food allergy. Never self-diagnose or rely on anecdotal information for a diagnosis. A person who is suspected of having a food allergy should obtain a referral to see an allergy specialist for correct diagnosis, advice on preventative management and emergency treatment. A referral to a dietitian may also be required, particularly with multiple food allergies. People diagnosed with a potent

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How to give Emerade - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

How to give Emerade

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Does a practitioner have to see a patient? - NSW Health Care Complaints Commission

Does a practitioner have to see a patient?

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Emergency departments | Health and wellbeing | Queensland Government

In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000) and ask for an ambulance. If you’re not sure if your medical condition is an emergency, call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit a GP or pharmacist for medical advice.

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Emergency department - what to expect - Better Health Channel

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CPR for newborns and babies: in pictures | Raising Children Network

See how to do baby CPR. 1. Check for danger. 2. Check response. 3. Send for help. 4. Check airway and breathing. 5. Start compressions and rescue breaths.

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CPR for babies: Aboriginal parents | Raising Children Network

This CPR guide for Aboriginal parents shows what to do when a baby under 12 months isn’t breathing. Call 000. Do chest pushes, air puffs and breath checks.

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