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Quest 3: Australian Bat Lyssavirus Guidelines

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These guidelines are specifically intended to assist veterinarians in the safe management of incidents involving contact between domestic animals (cats or dogs) and bats with the resulting potential outbreak of Lyssavirus.

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Quest 3: Veterinary Medicines Adverse Experience Reporting

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Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
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In Australia, all veterinary chemical products, which are used in the prevention and treatment of animal diseases, must be registered by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). This website gives you access to fact sheets, contacts and reporting tools if unforeseen problems arise from the use of different products.

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Quest 3: Guidelines for Veterinarians Handling potential Hendravirus Infections

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These guidelines are specifically intended to assist veterinarians in the safe investigation of illness in horses where Hendra virus is considered as a possible cause. This helps the veterinarian to determine the level of risk involved, the steps taken to manage the situation and who has to be notified of an outbreak.

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Steve Schafer aka The Fisherman

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Meet my dad, Steve Schafer. He is on the verge of retirement and is looking forward to spending a lot of his retirement at our shed in Stangage Bay. Dad is a keen fisherman which see's him going out to sea for 2-3 days at a time.

 

There are many OHS issues when going out to sea for so long. Some of them include;

 

Weather -  The weather conditions are constantly changing there has been times where dad would go out and be battered by 4-5 meter swells. Sailing in these conditions poses the risk of capsizing.  Some of the safety measures are that dad notifies the Coast Guard on departing who he is and where he is going and updates them through out the day on his location. In turn they can radio him to give him information on any weather change.

 

Capsizing/Sinking - Going out in the open sea poses the threat of rough seas which could cause the boat to capsize or sink. Safety Regulations require all boat owners to make sure that their boat is fitted with all the necessary safety equipment. This includes enough life jackets for everyone of board, EPIRB, radio and distress flares.

 

Cuts and Abrasions - Sharp objects, bites, slips, trips and falls can all happen while out fishing. This poses the threat for infections, loss of blood and other medical conditions. Dad has his first aid certificate and a fully equipped first aid kit on board for these circumstances.

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Shannon aka The Tank

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Meet Shannon,  just started her Crossfit journey. Apart from this sport being really addictive is posses some safety issues; 

 

Muscle Strain/Injuries - With any exercise you pose the risk of injuries. With Crossfit you are using weights whilst doing movements, if you were to do the incorrect movement or use heavy weights it increases your chance of injury. To promote correct movement Crossfit first runs you through your movements without weights and check you off when you have performed it correctly. They then can help assign you a weight fit for your skill and experience.

 

Trip Hazard - When working out there can be a lot of equipment on the floor which posses a trip hazard. Instructors are constantly reminding people to watch were they walk to avoid tripping.

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Quest 3: Skin penetrating injuries - Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Quest 3: Skin penetrating injuries - Workplace Health and Safety Queensland | Meet My Family | Scoop.it
Health and safety information for skin penetrating injuries, sharps and needlestick injuries.
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This gives information on the risk of having sharps (including needles and syringes) in the workplace. Sharps are a cause of skin penetrating injures, which can expose workers to blood borne viruses such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). In veterinary practice workers may also be exposed to zoonoses disease as well.

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Quest 3: Working with Animal Manual

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The purpose of this Act is to provide information to veterinarians on the welfare of animals in their care. It also gives purpose to why certain things need to be done. 

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Jessica Schafer aka The Veterinary Nurse

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My sister Jessica is what you call CRAZY!! For fun she is out spear fishing or feeding wild Cassorwary's up in beautiful Cairns. For her job she is a Veterinary Nurse looking after anything from baby crocodiles, kangaroos, snakes and wedge tailed eagles.

 

This type of job has OHS issues written all over it, here is a few;

 

Animal Bites - working with a wide range of animals you are susceptible to animal bites. Jessica has just recently been bitten by a possum which required medical attention. She had to clean out the cut and wrap it in a bandage to prevent infection. These type of circumstances can be reduced by following the guidelines when handling animals, having a first aid kit on hand and having your first aid certificate.

 

Infectious Diseases - Jessica had to help treat a horse with Hendra Virus. She had to STRICTLY follow the safety guidelines that was required to do so. 

 

 

 

 

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Jordan aka The Big Baby Brother

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Meet Jordan Schafer, he has just finished school and has moved in with his big sister (god help me). Jordan like most boys loves his football but with this sport comes a lot of injuries. Here are a few safety issues concerning us;

 

Injuries - With contact sports you can't stop injuries from happening but you can reduce them. Jordan has had injuries like broken arms, concussions and cuts just to name a few (I seriously don't understand why mum lets him play). Anyways to help lower injuries in the game there are rules put in place for dangerous tackling. If a scenario was to happen that someone got hurt there are first aid officers that can help until an ambulance arrives.

 

Infections - When Jordan has cut himself playing football there is a risk of the wound getting infected. To minimise this the wound has to be clean and dressed properly.

 

Dehydration - Especially at carnivals when they play a couple of games throughout the day players can become dehydrated. This can be reduced by drinking plenty of fluids and keeping in the shade between games.

 

 

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Aunty Sandra aka Cowgirl Sandy

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Meet my Aunty Sandra, she lives on a farm with my uncle near Biggiden. During the day she is out in the paddocks fixing fences, feeding livestock and herding them to the yards for spraying.

 

Some OHS issues with riding a horse is;

 

Falls - Sandra has fallen off a horse a couple of time now but luckily no serious injuries. The two times she has fallen off because the strap on her saddle has come undone after being broken. This circumstance could have been avoided if she had properly checked her equipment before going for a ride. You should also make sure that you have the saddle on properly, wear a helmet and if your not confident with riding you should stick to walking your horse.

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