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4 common home-based hazards

Cuts, scrapes, burns and accidental poisoning are all common household accidents that may require a call to ER24 or a trip to the emergency centre. But you can help reduce the risk by being sensible, cautious, and alert. Falls Slipping on wet…

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How to prevent and treat dehydration

Faheem Essop, ER24 Coordinator Specialised Medical Services Events, has treated many patients for dehydration in the course of his work. And this condition isn’t restricted to adults. Babies, children and elderly people are also at risk of dehydration. Babies Some of the causes of…

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Diabetic emergencies

Between 2010 and 2019, the rate of diabetes in South Africa tripled from 4.5% to 12.8%. Even more alarming is that more than half of the 4.5 million people with diabetes aged 20 to 79 don’t even know that they have the…

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ER24: A culture of caring

Making emergency care accessible to all our patients is a priority at ER24. And to realise this aim, our employees – from Contact Centre dispatchers to paramedics and management staff – need to know how to engage sensitively, empathetically and effectively with…

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