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74 Brochures Health Education

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Tabled Paper 2134


Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Mike Reed


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Emergency Treatment BOX JELLYFISH STINGS (Severe Chironex) SYMPTOMS: Immediate and increasing pain Whitish strings adhering to skin Red or purple wheals appearing on skin TREATMENT: 1. Retrieve victim from water 2. Position victim with head lower than body 3. Douse tentacles liberally with vinegar 4. Send for medical assistance 5. If victim is unconscious, monitor breathing and pulse 6. If the victim is not breathing, start mouth - to - mouth resuscitation immediately. If there is no pulse, start heart massage as well. Continue both till the victim recovers. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE TENTACLES UNLESS DEACTIVATED BY VINEGAR DO NOT RUB WITH SAND For other Jellyfish stings, douse with vinegar and report immediately to hospital N T D E P A R TM E N T O F HEALTH A ND C O M M U N IT Y S ER V IC E S RESUSCITATION + VINEGAR -> TRANSPORT TO HOSPITAL = LIFE for further information Contact Stinger Action 82 4211 Group Health Promotion 22 7370 The Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services wish to acknowledge the Division of Health Education and Information, Old, and the Surf Life Saving Foundation, Old, for their assistance in compiling this pamphlet. HH82-10/92 Box Jellyfish are DEADLY in Northern waters... Government Printer of the Northern Territory

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