Construction CPR AED

Defibrillators for Construction

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The Gold Coast is booming right now in construction, and with all these additional worksites comes the risk of working in medium-high risk environments. We can’t recommend enough that defibrillators should be located onsite at all construction areas. Did you know there’s only a 10 minute window for a patient to be successfully resuscitated with […]

First aid workshop for Caravan and camping

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First Aid Accident & Emergency provide Caravanning, 4WDriving and touring first aid workshops for Van parks, Camp grounds and clubs. This workshop runs for 90 min and covers the following first aid subjects: Assessing a patient Moving a patient and recovery positions Calling for an ambulance, including assistance in a remote area Managing a heart […]

defibrillators save lives

Defibrillator saves life at Parkrun

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Tanya Barlow was participating in her local Parkrun event when she started to feel slightly dizzy. She sat down to take catch her breath and that was her last memory until she woke up in the care of paramedics.

First Aid Training for 2018 Kokoda Challenge Gold Coast

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On the 14th of July, the Gold Coast Hinterland will be flooded with entrants participating in the 96 kilometre and 48 kilometre Kokoda Challenge. As is every year, there will be a range of skill levels and motivation amongst participants who endeavor to complete this grueling course. Whilst some are extremely experienced in events such […]

influenza first aid tips

Influenza and First Aid

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The flu season is here and already hospitals are treating confirmed cases of those suffering from influenza. In regard to influenza, unfortunately there is no quick fix, the virus has to run its course. There are a few first aid tips that can help though.

Giaan Rooney encourages all parents to do CPR Course

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Giaan recounted the harrowing event on her Instagram page and commended the actions of her husband who after following instructions from the 000-operator commenced CPR until the ambulance arrived and inadvertently saved their daughters life.

First Aid Tip - Car Crash

Tip of the Week: Extraction from a Car Crash

Do you know how to help in a car crash? Watch this video for some great tips!     It’s common for first aiders and first responders to get it wrong in a car crash situation. Here are some important tips on the do’s and don’ts when attending a Motor Vehicle accident (MVA). Please remember […]

Australian Hearts

Australian Hearts

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          Australian Hearts – Working together so everyone gets a second chance at life Across the country, 41 Australians die from a sudden cardiac arrest every single day. This is 41 families each day losing a loved one – it could be a mother, father, grandparent, daughter or son. 41 hearts, 41 tragedies […]

Agonal Breathing CPR

What You Should Know About Agonal Breathing

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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 […]

Heat Exhaustion

Heat Exhaustion First Aid

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  It’s the middle of summer, which means the chances of succumbing to heat exhaustion are higher than ever!  Heat exhaustion is caused due to a large loss of salt and water from the body, usually due to excessive sweating. Those that aren’t used to the heat and humidity, those that are already unwell and […]