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Shock

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Electric shock - Better Health Channel

Always disconnect the power supply before trying to help a victim of electric shock.

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Shock - physical | National Centre for Farmer Health

Medical shock is caused by not having enough blood circulating around your body.Reduced blood pressure decreases the flow of oxygen to vital organs and, unless attended to, is a life-threatening medical emergency. In an emergency always dial 000. Read more...

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Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) - Better Health Channel

If you think you could have toxic shock syndrome, stop using tampons immediately and go to the emergency department of your nearest hospital.

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Shock - Better Health Channel

Shock is when there is not enough blood circulating in the body. It is a life-threatening medical emergency.

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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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Electrocution - National Centre for Farmer Health

Electrocution on farms is often due to overhead power lines. You do not have to touch a power line to be electrocuted with overhead power lines as the power arcs. Harvest time on farms is particularly risky. Read more..

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Lactate - Lab Tests Online AU

Why and when to get tested for lactate

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In an emergency - Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

If you believe someone is experiencing anaphylaxis you MUST GIVE the adrenaline (epinephrine) autoinjector (e.g. EpiPen) according to instruction on the ASCIA Action Plan. If you DO NOT have an adrenaline autoinjector: Lay person flat - do NOT allow them to stand or walk CALL AN AMBULANCE: DIAL TRIPLE ZERO 000

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Allergic reactions emergency first aid - Better Health Channel

Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) and asthma attacks need urgent emergency first aid. In an emergency, always call triple zero (000).

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Emergency dental | Health and wellbeing | Queensland Government

What to do when a dental emergency occurs, including knocked out teeth, toothache, chips, fractures and cracks, bitten lips / cheeks, abscesses and swelling, trauma and bleeding, and jaw pain.

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