Breathing symptoms: the subtle signs to watch for

KarynChildhood, children, emergency, Parents, prevention, Sickness

Mother checking temperature and breathing of her sick child

Over the last few weeks my family has been battling the usual “change of season” colds, viruses, heavy breathing and coughs. The fluctuating temperatures can be a trigger for young, sensitive airways and for those with Asthma.  All too often in my career I have seen people miss the early and sometimes subtle breathing symptoms that indicate the severity of their asthma/illness. If this happens then they tire quickly, breathing worsens and a worrying hospital … Read More

Drowning: prevention is the BEST first aid

Karyndrowning, prevention, water safety

drowning prevention

Our children had their first swim of the season in our pool yesterday which means summer is just around the corner (woohoo)! I know that water safety is always important, but at this time of the year is always a little bit more on my mind. Sadly 280 people drowned in Australian water during the period 2015-2016. Last summer 14 children died in backyard swimming pools. So, it’s no wonder water safety is on my … Read More