Agonal Breathing CPR

What You Should Know About Agonal Breathing


What You Should Know About Agonal Breathing Agonal breathing is the medical term for the gasping that people do when they’re struggling to breathe because of cardiac arrest or other serious medical emergencies. The desperate gasping for air is usually a symptom of the heart no longer circulating oxygenated blood, or there is an interruption […]

Gold Coast medical practice CPR training

Medical Practice CPR Training


  When’s the last time your medical practice did CPR training? Here at First Aid Accident & Emergency,  we specialise in CPR accreditation which we happily deliver in-house or at your practice. You’ll receive great prices on a fast-paced, interactive and fun training session performed by one of our highly praised trainers.   Our medical […]

Restart a Heart Day

Restart a Heart Day

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Today is International Restart a Heart Day which is an initiative created by the European Resuscitation Council and sponsored by the Council of Ambulance Authorities here in Australia and New Zealand. Restart a Heart Day is all about getting the message out there that with the right first aid information and techniques, it is actually […]

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A Letter to Mum


Dear Mum, This is a just a little note that may help you out a bit. Last night I choked on a bit of a carrot at dinner time and I wanted you to know that It wasn’t your fault. You had cooked the carrot just right and you did not know that I was […]

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Beer First Aid Anyone?

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Carlton United brewery not only produces some of the best beers in the world, they know how to look after their staff and contractors. CUB contracted our service to train staff in the vital skill of Resuscitation and First Aid – here are some pics from the courses over the past weeks. The team building […]

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate

Mayor Tate learns CPR and saves his wife.

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First Aid Accident & Emergency director, Scott Whimpey was contacted late last year by the Mayor’s office, the Mayor wanted a specalised CPR and first aid course, tailored specifically for himself and one of his team. The Mayoral office was given FAAE’s details from sources in ‘industry’ that highly recommended Scott and his organisation as […]

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Top 5 excuses why people don’t learn first aid


At First Aid Accident and Emergency we hear a lot of different excuses why people never get around to updating their first aid skills.  After over a decade in the industry, we’ve compiled our own Top 5 of some of the reasons people have hesitated in doing a first aid course or a first aid […]

Kirra Parkrun

Defibrillator’s delivered to Gold Coast parkrun’s

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This Saturday was a special day for Kirra parkrun, not only was it their 5th year anniversary, they also received a new LIFEPAK CR PLUS Defibrillator from Scott Whimpey, director of First Aid Accident & Emergency. Scott got the word that Gavin Mathieson, Gold Coast area manager for parkrun was visiting Kirra, along with Paul […]

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Even hospital staff need First Aid!


People assume that hospital staff are naturally able to conduct first aid, no matter which department they work in.  The fact is that First Aid requires consistant training and upskilling, especially to those working in the health industry. Our chief trainer, Scott Whimpey, recently conducted some refresher training in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and Low Voltage […]

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Hot Tomato visit First Aid Accident and Emergency


Doesn’t matter how ‘low risk’ your occupation is, everyone needs to know first aid which is why we weren’t surprised to get a fly-by visit from Big Trev from 102.9 Hot Tomato. Trev works in radio and spends most of his time traveling around the Gold Coast visiting businesses and coordinating give-aways but this doesn’t […]