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Emergency treatment for snake bites

“I used to work with wild animals at Letaba River Lodge eco-park, where we had a lot of snakes because of the dense bush and rocky outcrops,” says snake handler Gideon Vorster from Tzaneen. “Someone trained us about snake identification, and from…

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Fire and burn safety

In the cold winter weather, the risk of injury from fire significantly increases. Do you know what to do for a thermal burn? A Medical Research Council report estimates that every year, approximately 1.6-million South Africans suffer burn injuries – and…

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4 common home-based hazards

Discover these leading causes of injury – and how to avoid them. Cuts, scrapes, burns and accidental poisoning are all common household accidents that can mean a call to ER24 or a trip to the emergency centre. Create a safe environment…

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