world health day

World Health Day For A Healthier Tomorrow – Asthma Awareness

World Health Day is a perfect time to reflect on how climate change affects human health. The effects of this warmer world have been seen in an increasing number of asthma cases, with the oldest and youngest generations being at risk for developing these diseases. Mainly because they’re not able...

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Heart Attack v Cardiac Arrest – Know the difference

Heart Attack vs Cardiac Arrest – Know the Difference!

To recognise REDFEB – Heart Research Month our focus this month is on heart-related topics.  Heart attack, cardiac arrest, providing CPR, and when to use a defibrillator.  Sudden cardiac arrest is much worse than a heart attack. It is a condition in which the victim’s heartbeat stops abruptly and unexpectedly...

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Heatstroke

Heatstroke – What is it?

What is Heatstroke? During the warmer months of the year, particularly in Australia’s scorching heat, it’s important to be aware of the first aid treatment of Heatstroke, and possible ways to prevent it. Heatstroke is a life-threatening condition in which the body overheats when it can no longer maintain a...

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Why First Aid Kits are Important

First Aid Kits are an integral part of First Aid and a well-organised and fitted-out First Aid kit can give you peace of mind in a medical emergency. First Aid kits are sold in different shapes and sizes and for different uses and can be customised on the activities you...

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REVIEW OF FIRST AID UNITS

22282VIC EFFECTIVE 01 JANUARY 2015 22282VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace has been accredited from 1 January 2015.  As of 10 October 2014, there are no registered training organisations approved to deliver the course.  You can read more about the course on the training.gov.au. This...

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NEW ASTHMA COURSE IN 2015

22282VIC EFFECTIVE 01 JANUARY 2015 22282VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace has been accredited from 1 January 2015.  As of 10 October 2014, there are no registered training organisations approved to deliver the course.  You can read more about the course on the training.gov.au. This...

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TOP FOUR CHILD INCIDENTS

First aid is a useful skill to have, but when you’re around children it becomes far more important, as accidents tend to happen more to children than adults. Here are four of the most common emergency situations involving children that you may encounter. 1. Falls The effects of falling can...

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CHILDCARE FIRST AID, ASTHMA AND ANAPHYLAXIS

WHAT DO I NEED? A number of our clients work in the child in care industry and require VET accredited training in first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis.  One of the most common questions that we are asked is “what course should I do to work in childcare?” Our answer is...

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SPIDER BITES!

DON’T WORRY, THEY DON’T HAVE BIG TEETH We’re coming into Spring in Sydney and everything is starting to grow.  People are spending more time outdoors, probably gardening, and going into the realm of insects and spiders.  Naturally, they will want to protect their patch. There’s only one spider in Sydney...

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HOW TO SPOT AND TREAT AN ALLERGIC REACTION

One in three Australians suffer from allergies – more than almost any other country in the world. Australia has seen an alarming increase in allergy sufferers over the past three decades, although doctors aren’t sure why. In severe cases allergic reactions can be fatal, so knowing how to recognise and...

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THUNDERSTORM ASTHMA

SPRING AND THUNDERSTORM ASTHMA UPDATE Thunderstorm asthma came into prominence last year as 9 people died and others developed signs and symptoms of moderate to severe asthma.  Asthma is a long-term inflammatory condition where the airways become irritated by a trigger leading to difficulty breathing, coughing, and other signs of...

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ANAPHYLAXIS / ALLERGIC REACTION – WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

You see someone who is sitting down and is itching their skin and when you introduce yourself, they turn around and speak to you in a hoarse voice, have swollen lips, mouth and tongue and red welts on their skin.  What would you do? Although we are not doctors and...

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