Driving Safely

Driving Safely

The festive season is known to be a dangerous time to be on the road, seeing as it brings a rise in road accidents each year. Earlier this month we posted some tips on how to stay safe on the roads this festive season. Don’t drink and drive, alcohol hinders your judgement and slows down […]

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A day in IER call centre

A day in IER call centre

Working in an emergency response centre can be very challenging, you are responsible for making ‘on the spot’ decisions that could permanently impact the life of another human being. One of our team members, iER Manager Monique Delport; has answered a few of our ‘most asked questions’, to give you a glimpse into her daily […]

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When is an allergic reaction an emergency?

When is an allergic reaction an emergency?

Certain allergies don’t necessarily warrant a full on emergency, no matter how inconvenient and uncomfortable the side effects may be to the patient. Swelling, a rash, or uncontrollable sneezing are mild reactions to allergies, and can usually be resolved with home remedies, or  medication. But, what happens when an allergy moves from mild irritation to […]

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What does IER do for me?

What does IER do for me?

In a country with an ever increasing crime rate, one tends to feel the need to up security around your home and loved ones. Newspapers are fully loaded with crimes like murder, theft, robbery and hijacking – making it quite understandable that people are feeling more and more uneasy about being out and about in […]

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Festive season security tips at home

Festive season security tips at home

The festive season is here, and with it comes many positive things. Family is in town, people are on annual leave from work, and children are on a break from school. But unfortunately, within the joy, is the ugly truth that the festive season is notorious for the high crime rate. Our homes are targeted […]

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A road safety guide to the festive season

A road safety guide to the festive season

The festive season is notorious for the increase in road accidents that come with it each year. It is believed that the rise in the intake of alcohol over many days can hinder inhibitions, causing many unnecessary incidents that put the lives of thousands of South Africans in danger. This is even truer on the […]

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What causes seizures?

What causes seizures?

Witnessing a loved one having a seizure can be absolutely terrifying. Besides the trauma of seeing someone in this vulnerable position, it is even more disconcerting when you don’t know what is causing the attack. For the most part, abnormal electrical activity in the brain triggers seizures, although there can be a multitude of factors. […]

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Safety tips over the holiday season

The joy of the festive season can sometimes be overshadowed by the increasing accident rate that accompanies it. While many are celebrating the time off from work and school by throwing parties and spending time with family, others sadly spend these days in emergency rooms, as alcohol consumption, criminal intent and other factors taint what […]

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How to help someone who’s unresponsive

If someone becomes unresponsive they need someone to help keep them safe and prevent further harm until emergency services arrive. The type of help they need varies depending on why they have become unresponsive, whether they are breathing or not breathing and if they are a baby, a child or an adult. While you should be careful in any situation […]

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