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2021 Injury Matters Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards

By Injury Matters • October 5th, 2020

The 2021 Injury Matters Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards recognise individuals and organisations who are having a positive impact on the community by conducting activities that aim to prevent and reduce the impact of injury within Western Australia. Applications for the Awards are open until the 11th of December 2020 and are encouraged frommore…

Latest data on burn injuries requiring hospitalisation in Australia released

By • December 5th, 2016
Latest data on burn injuries requiring hospitalisation in Australia released

Burns account for a small fraction (1%) of all hospitalisations due to injury in Australia; however they are often the most serious and can result in numerous repeat admission and long lengths of stay reports the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The Hospitalised burn injuries Australia 2013–14 Report presents data, collected from 1more…

National Burns Awareness Month

By • June 9th, 2016

Did you know that 88% of minor burns happen in the home but 90% of Australians who experience a burn don’t know the correct first aid?  National Burns Awareness Month has been established to create greater awareness amongst the Australian community of the correct first aid treatment for minor burns. With the support of Burnaid®, National Burns Awarenessmore…

“Are you ready?” to promote the new bushfire campaign for Summer?

By • October 16th, 2015

Are you a practitioner working in areas commonly affected by bushfires? With Summer approaching, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services have launched the 2015-16 ‘Are You Ready?’ bushfire campaign. The campaign aims to educate the community about how they can play their part in preparing themselves for bushfire season. Practitioners working with the communitymore…