Greg Page (more commonly known as the original Yellow Wiggle) had his life saved over the weekend thanks to a public access defibrillator and some quick-thinking bystanders. This incident further highlights the unpredictability of cardiac arrest and the importance of portable defibrillators when it comes to survival.
Whatever industry you work in, there will always be some chance of injury or illness striking you or one of your colleagues. The team at FAAE have created a summary outlining some of the most common workplace injuries, along with what first aid equipment your workplace should have readily available.
A question that we often ask is whether defibrillators are safe to use on children. Most modern defibrillators have been designed so that they can be safely used on children—many defib manufacturers also provide smaller electrode pads and batteries which are specifically designed to suit children and infants.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (more commonly known as CPR) is an essential skill to have. When you’ve been trained in CPR, you could potentially save the life of a family member, colleague or even a stranger. Read our latest blog to learn all about the importance of CPR.
Over the years, there have been many different defibrillator models introduced to the market in Australia and internationally. The team here at First Aid Accident & Emergency are defibrillator experts and we want to share our expertise with you—this is why we’ve created a summary of the different types of defibrillators.
It’s important to make sure you’re looking after yourself and preventing the risk of dehydration or heat stroke occurring during these warmer months. Our team of first aid experts have put together a few things you should remember to help you avoid overheating.
We regularly get asked by our students about how easy defibrillators are to use and if you require prior training to be able to use one. The answer is that modern defibs are designed to be easy enough to be used by anyone. Learn more about using defibrillators in our latest blog post.
Are you heading away this Christmas break? While you’re packing your swimmers, beach towel and sunnies, you should also pack a few first aid essentials. We’ve put together a checklist of a few of the essential first aid items you should take with you this Christmas holiday.
Here at First Aid Accident & Emergency, we’ve heard just about every myth there is when it comes to defibrillators. Can they restart a stopped heart? Can they electrocute you in the rain? We’ve decided to set the record straight for some of the defibrillator myths we come across.
We provide all our students with the very latest in first aid and CPR training to ensure they’re prepared for any kind of medical emergency. We’ve put together a few important tips to keep in mind when managing some of the most common first aid situations that occur here in Australia.