What to do in case of emergency during the festive season

Children can be a little mischievous during school holidays. What happens if a leg is broken while playing, get choked by a sweet or even a burn while playing with fire?

Dr Charl van Loggerenberg is an emergency medical specialist, he shares with CapeTalk’s Pippa Hudson what to have and do in case of emergency.

He says weather and environment related emergencies, children falling and breaking their legs and arms are most common at this time of the year.

According to Dr Loggerenberg first aid kits are important but only cover for minor emergencies. He says there should be a cell phone that works and people should know which numbers to dial.

It’s about being able to respond to very basic and practical emergencies

Dr Charl van Loggerenberg, emergency medical specialist

Listen to the full conversation below:


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