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Hand injuries

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Last reviewed: July 2016

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Crush injuries - Farmer Health | Farmer Health

Crush injuries occur when a part of the body, like a hand, arm, leg, foot or trunk is squashed. Often there is little damage on the outside, hiding the damage that has occurred on the inside. Crush injuries are common...

Read more on The National Centre for Farmer Health website

Wound care - Farmer Health | Farmer Health

Skin wounds need to be cleaned and dressed. Contrary to many myths, wounds that are kept moist heal better than those exposed to the air. Protecting the wound with a dressing provides a moist environment that encourages the surface skin...

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Australian Victim of Terrorism Overseas Payment

A one-off payment to provide assistance for Australians affected by acts of terrorism overseas that are declared by the Prime Minister.

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Hands and arthritis

This sheet has been written for people whose hands are affected by arthritis. It provides general information about ways you can look after your hands and manage your symptoms. It also tells you where to find further information and advice.

Read more on Arthritis Australia website

Hand, foot and mouth disease

Find out what is hand, foot and mouth disease and links to trusted information on it's symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease | Public Health

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First aid for spinal injury

Information on how to manage and treat a spinal injury.

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Elbow pain

Overuse or repeated pressure on the tendons near the elbow joint can overload these tissues, particularly where the tendon anchors to the bone. If overload occurs, it can cause pain around the elbow, particularly when using the wrist and hand. Depending on the location and severity of the injury, full recovery can take months.

Read more on Better Health Channel website

Talking to Your Children about Spinal Cord Injury: A Practical Guide for Families.

As social workers in the spinal cord injury (SCI) fi eld we acknowledge that there has been a gap in services, resources and support for parents and families to explain their injury to children. Parents engaged in NSW Spinal Services provided informal feedback regarding the lack of specifi c resources available to them to assist their child relatives through the impact of spinal cord injury on their family.

Read more on ACI - Agency for Clinical Innovation website

Kids' Health - Topics - First aid - bleeding

If you need to give first aid to someone who is bleeding check through D.R.A.B.C.D. (see the topic "First aid - basic - what to do".)

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

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