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Chest pain? 😖 Altered level of consciousness? 😴 Difficulty in breathing? 😮‍💨 Uncontrolled bleeding? 🤕 Don’t drive yourself to hospital or the local ambulance station! 🏥 That’s the message our regional paramedics are reminding their communities to ensure patients get the best care possible. The humble countrysiders often have a mentality of not wanting to inconvenience the hardworking paramedics in their regions by calling for help, but this mindset, although with good intent, could be hugely detrimental to the outcome of the patient. By calling Triple Zero (000) in the first instance, our Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMDs) can immediately begin giving first-aid advice while simultaneously… More

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