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Medical Emergencies in the Bush
11/3/2011 2:07:00 PM    [ Flag as Inappropriate ]

My knowledge of medical emergencies came in very useful while writing my novels set in outback Queensland, Australia.
Hi,

     In my first novel, Coloured Sands, the pioneering woman Mary saves the life of an aboriginal baby who has been exposed to white man's disease.  I used my knowledge of stem tents for treating croup. It is a very serious infection that can can kill a baby very quickly.

To continue with the life experience that held me in good stead while writing my outback sagas. 

     Like any family we had medicalemergencies. I soon learnt about steamtents for babies with croup and we suffered the real anxiety of flooded creekswhen we had a very sick five year old with internal bleeding.  There were no rescue helicopters forty yearsago. We did get our small child to hospital, only because my husband had thevarious one-lane dirt roads of our district imprinted firmly on hissubconscious. We were desperate and had one more road to try and we did finallyget through before that road too wasflooded. My volunteer work these days does support our local rescue helicopterteam with charitable groups like Rotary, Lions, Apex and Quota donatingconstantly to the wonderful organization we call CRISIS with its helicopterpilots and paramedics saving lives at regular intervals.

contact me:  info at colouredsandstrilogy.com.au 

http://www.colouredsandstrilogy.com.au                                                            



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More Blogs by Barbara Hartmann King
• Man Eating Birds - Thursday, November 01, 2012
• THE SIGN POST - Tuesday, July 24, 2012
• LOVE IS - Wednesday, June 13, 2012
• Poems from The Tan People - - Tuesday, May 22, 2012
• The first novel - a biography of Emily - Wednesday, May 02, 2012
• Taipans, pig shooters and man eating birds - Thursday, April 19, 2012
• Laugh Kookaburra Laugh - Tuesday, April 10, 2012
• Characters for Country Dramas - Sunday, April 01, 2012
• The Oasis in the Heart of Queensland - Monday, March 19, 2012
• Coloured Sands Dreaming Legend - Wednesday, March 07, 2012
• A Hundred Million Years Ago - Saturday, February 18, 2012
• Where couples met and Fell in Love - Monday, February 13, 2012
• The Jet-Propelled Emus - Wednesday, February 08, 2012
• Not a Castle anywhere - only Grand old Homesteads - Thursday, February 02, 2012
• Invitations - requesting your pleasure - Sunday, January 29, 2012
• Love Is - Thursday, January 26, 2012
• Inspiration form Multicoloured Sand Dunes - Wednesday, January 25, 2012
• The first coat of paint in 100 years - Monday, November 28, 2011
• Happy Jacks and Sand Goannas - Wednesday, November 23, 2011
• The old Homestead-Digging into the past for themes - Tuesday, November 22, 2011
• Coloured Sands Trilogy - Monday, November 21, 2011
• Life at Wyuna where the writing began - Friday, November 18, 2011
• A plague of army worm months were the final straw - Thursday, November 17, 2011
• Life is about change-Grandfather married again - Wednesday, November 16, 2011
• Raising money for the community in the country - Tuesday, November 15, 2011
• Charity Work in Country Towns -the Lions Club - Monday, November 14, 2011
• Knowledge gleaned from living in the bush for my outback novels. - Sunday, November 13, 2011
• Nature's Cruel Outbursts - Saturday, November 12, 2011
• The Passion and my imagination - Wednesday, November 09, 2011
• The Passion - the Personal relationship with the land - Tuesday, November 08, 2011
• The Vet said: Your horse will get up Or he will lie there and die - Monday, November 07, 2011
• Once an Inland Sea - more - Sunday, November 06, 2011
• Once an inland Sea - no other explanation - Saturday, November 05, 2011
• Life in the Bush - Fodder for Country Dramas - Friday, November 04, 2011
•  Medical Emergencies in the Bush - Thursday, November 03, 2011  
• Just like Mary the Pioneer Woman - Wednesday, November 02, 2011
• Identifying with my character - The Pioneering Woman Mary - Tuesday, November 01, 2011
• Inspiration for Characters of early settlement - Ancestors - Monday, October 31, 2011
• Coloured Sands Trilogy - Sunday, October 30, 2011
• Coloured Sands Trilogy - Saturday, October 29, 2011
• Coloured Sands Trilogy - Friday, October 28, 2011


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