Safety concerns over button batteries in wristbands handed out at AFL grand final
Wristbands containing button batteries handed out at the AFL grand final on Saturday night in Brisbane have raised serious concerns for child safety, Kidsafe Queensland says. Jesani Catchpoole found the wristband device on her kitchen bench the next morning, after her husband brought it home from the game.
Helmet use in preventing acute concussive symptoms in recreational vehicle related head trauma
Helmets use has proved effective in reducing head trauma (HT) severity in children riding non-motorised recreational vehicles. Scant data are available on their role in reducing concussive symptoms in children with HT while riding non-motorised recreational vehicles such as bicycles, push scooters and skateboards (BSS).
We aimed to investigate whether helmet use is associated with a reduction in acute concussive symptoms in children with BSS-related-HT.
Who and what do I X-Ray?
Poor outcomes are associated with unknown ingestions/ insertions and delays in diagnosis. Damage occurs in as little as one hour.
Therefore, X-rays looking for disc batteries need to be processed urgently.
Statewide Plan for Improving Quad Bike Safety in Queensland 2016 – 2019
Serious incidents resulting from the use of quad bikes for work and recreational activities is becoming an increasingly prevalent issue for the Queensland community.
Over the past 15 years, 69 people have been killed in quad bike incidents in Queensland and many more injured. This is unacceptable and the emotional and financial costs to families and the community are immense.
The Queensland Government is committed to reducing incidents involving quad bikes and supports a coordinated whole-of-government approach to improving quad bike safety.