Sneezing or coughing

Make sure that you cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing to help prevent the spreading of viruses or germs. Remember to use a cloth, handkerchief or your arm. Good infection control measures must be adhered to to try and stop cross contamination.

Stop the bleeding and save a life

Haemorrhaging or bleeding remains the main cause of preventable death amongst trauma victims and is responsible for 30 to 40% of all trauma deaths. Out of these deaths, up to half occurs before every reaching the accident and emergency department. In several trauma cases, the blood no longer clots normally, due to the body cooling or the shock reaction to the injury.