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Upper Hutt Leader : June 8th 2011
14 UPPER HUTT LEADER, JUNE 8, 2011 NEWS NZQA registered and accredited Teaching Level 1, 2, 3 and a selection of Level 4 Elementary = 38 weeks Advanced = 24 weeks (Courses staggered throughout the year) PHC027W WELLINGTON 336 High Street, Lower Hutt Ph: 04 570 0960 www.hairdressing.org.nz email: email@example.com Government Loans and/or Student Allowances available for course fees and living expenses. PREMIER Hairdressing Courses Next course starts: 13th June 2011 Enrol Now! Criteria applies UPPER HUTT TYRES & ALIGNMENTS Geange St • Ph: 528 8836 UH104317 Tyre Tips If your car gets a puncture it almost certainly doesn't need 4 new tyres and a wheel alignment, or even 1 new tyre and an alignment. All it needs is the puncture repaired. Don't be conned by commission sales people. Remember there's no such thing as a "free lunch". Consult the Tyre Specialists with 28 years experience of owning and operating their business. Ten common myths you can live without FROM Page 13 MYTH FOUR If an arm or leg is bleeding heavily, you should tie a tourniquet above the injury. Applying a tourniquet can make the bleeding worse and can cause even more damage. The best thing to do is apply firm direct pressure to the wound. Cover the wound with a dressing once the bleeding has been controlled. Call 111 for an ambulance if the bleeding is severe. MYTH FIVE You must never, ever move some- one after a car crash, even if they are not breathing. In this situation, a lot of people worry about spinal injuries and the risk of paralysing someone if they are moved. But if they are not breathing, they will die unless you move them. If some- one is not breathing, you have to move them so you can start CPR. This gives the person a chance of surviving, whereas not moving them means they will have no chance. But when a person is breathing, they should not be moved unless they are in immediate danger. MYTH SIX If a child drinks poison, make them vomit. Making the child vomit could cause serious internal damage, particularly when the poison is a corrosive such as bleach or dishwashing powder. The best thing to do is keep the child calm, wipe residue away from the mouth with a damp cloth, and call 111 for an ambulance. You can give sips of water -- as much as the child will drink, but don't force them to drink as this may make them vomit. MYTH SEVEN I feel some discomfort in my chest, but it is just indigestion. A heart attack occurs when an artery supplying the heart with blood becomes blocked. The most common symptom associated with a heart attack is chest discomfort and sometimes this is mis- taken as indigestion. The chest dis- comfort often feels like a weight, or a heavy feeling or a tight squeezing feel- ing in the middle of the chest. The dis- comfort may also be felt going into the neck, jaw or arms (particularly the left arm). If a person has chest discomfort that does not ease after 15 minutes, or they are in very severe pain, call 111 for an ambulance. They might be having a heart attack and, the sooner an ambu- lance arrives, the better the outcome for the patient. MYTH EIGHT If someone is having a seizure, put something in their mouth (such as a spoon) to stop them biting their tongue. This used to be a technique that many people thought was a good thing to do. But, it can cause more harm than good. An object forced into a person's mouth while they are having a seizure can break teeth, injure the patient's tongue or mouth (which could cause breathing difficulty) and can cause injury to the rescuer. Protect the patient from injuring themselves (for example on objects around them) during the seizure. Once the seizure has finished, roll them onto their side and stay with them. Call an ambulance if they don't wake up after a few minutes or if this is the first time they have had a seizure. MYTH NINE If someone feels faint, put their head between their legs. When a person feels faint or actually faints, the brain is not getting enough blood. It is very easy for the person to fall -- even if they are sitting on a chair. Putting their head between their legs will not help. Lie them on the floor, raise their legs a little, and they will usually recover very quickly. If they don't recover quickly, call 111 for an ambulance. If they stop breathing, start CPR. MYTH TEN A stroke is not an emergency. A stroke occurs when an artery sup- plying the brain with blood becomes blocked. A stroke is an emergency. When a person has a stroke they will often have difficulty speaking or they will have weakness on one side of their body (one side of their face will become droopy or one arm or leg will become weak). If you think a person is having a stroke, dial 111 for an ambulance. The reason for this is that there are treatments available in hospital for stroke that must be given within a few hours if they are to be successful. 528 9654 PHONE US AT
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