First Aid

What you need to know on first-aid kits and how to treat a wound, plus how to spot symptoms for certain illnesses.

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First Aid

Concussion – when is it an emergency?

Feeling dazed after a head injury? A Mediclinic neuropsychologist explains what symptoms to watch out for – and when to seek emergency medical care after suffering a concussion.   While some

Cardiology

How to react when someone has a stroke

When someone has a stroke, it’s crucial to act quickly – both as a bystander on the scene and as a medical professional. The Mediclinic Stroke Project has streamlined prioritized

Cape Town Cycle Tour

“My heart attack saved me”

When Byron Nichles lined up at the start of the Cape Town Cycle Tour, he didn’t expect his race to end in emergency evacuation – or that his entire life

Emergency

Burns: The do’s and don’ts [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you know what to do and not do when someone gets burnt? This Burns Awareness Month get educated on how to treat, and when to seek medical help, for this all too common household emergency.

Emergency

Emergency treatment for snake bite

A hobbyist snake handler in Limpopo credits the medical staff at Mediclinic Tzaneen with saving his life after a near-fatal snake bite.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Mediclinic uses building materials that reduce background noise for minimal disturbance.
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  • Our nursing units are designed to minimise the distance between nursing staff and patients.
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  • Mediclinic is one of the three leading private hospital groups in Southern Africa and the sixth largest private healthcare group in the world.
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  • We place oxygen-releasing, toxin-absorbing plants, like Sanseviera Trifasciata, around our hospitals.
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  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
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  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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  • The triage admission system in our emergency centres has been able to reduce mortality by up to 50%.
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  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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  • Our world-class neonatal units feature high frequency oscillatory ventilators to minimise lung trauma in premature babies.
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  • We install alcohol rub dispensers at our facilities to prevent the spread of pathogens.
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Emergency

Understanding more about burns [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here’s what you need to know about how to treat burns, and when you need to call ER24 for professional medical help from an experienced medic.

Emergency

Essentials for your holiday first-aid kit [INFOGRAPHIC]

Be prepared for medical mishaps this holiday season with a well-stocked first-aid kit. A medic shows you how.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • A baby weighing 390g survived thanks to the expertise of Mediclinic’s highly qualified paediatric staff and specialists.
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  • Mediclinic trains more than a thousand nurses annually at training centres throughout Southern Africa.
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  • Scrub areas in theatre are a minimum of 2.1m wide to accommodate at least two people at a time.
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  • Our hospitals have been awarded international accreditation for best practice in the management of environmental systems and practices.
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  • We monitor the temperature of our neonatal units as newborn babies are extremely sensitive to temperature change.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • A baby has a 70% better chance of surviving a motor vehicle accident if in a secure car seat and properly restrained.
    #MediclinicFacts
  • The only one in Africa and one of only 13 in the world, the P-I BrÅnemark Institute of Excellence at Mediclinic Morningside, specialises in facial reconstruction.
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  • We have backup generators for our backup generators so that we can provide uninterrupted expert care.
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  • Our 24-hour emergency centres feature state-of-the-art life-saving equipment.
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  • To prevent harmful bacteria being absorbed by mattresses we use protective under sheets made from polypropylene.
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Emergency

5 summer emergency tips: what to do and who to call

Ensure you and your family enjoy a safe summer holiday season by being prepared for these common emergencies. The faster you act, the better the outcome.

First Aid

FAQs: Treating burns

When treating a burn Dr Philip Nel says it’s vital to ‘ensure that the environment is safe for you and the patient before attending to the wound.

First Aid

The best things about summer are also the most dangerous

Depending on what you know, three things that make summer great could also prove fatal if you don’t know what to do in an emergency. An ER24 expert shares how to keep yourself – and your family – safe this summer.

First Aid

Are bee stings more of a threat than snake bites during summer?

Dr Vernon Wessels, an ER24 Global Assist emergency doctor who has treated many animal and insect bites says the most common summer problems are not what you think.

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