Snake First Aid

Snake Season Has Come Early…

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Even the word ‘snake’ is enough to strike fear into the hearts of many Australians – especially once summer looms and the heat makes snakes more active. However, this is often an irrational fear as more often than not snakes will try and get as far away from you as possible. It’s only when a […]

Why we Train Electrical Workers in Low Voltage Rescue

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Workers burned by arc flash in switchboards In October 2018, an electrical worker received burns to his hand, neck and face from an arc flash while he was terminating cables running to a switchboard. In September 2018, an electrical worker received burns to his hands when his pliers shorted two phases while attempting to fit a […]

Halloween Too Much Sugar

How to Handle the Post-Halloween Sugar Crisis

It’s almost a rite of passage. Your kids scoff as many lollies at Halloween as they possibly can, reveling in their successes at trick or treating. Then inevitably, they spend the rest of the evening in a sugar-induced coma wishing they’d never left the house to begin with. They can’t even bear to look at […]

Heartsine Defibrillator

Defibs and CPR: They Go Hand in Hand

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Chocolate and strawberries. Bread and butter. Salt and pepper. Some things are just made to go together, and such is the case with defibrillators and CPR. Far from being options you need to pick, they are both practices you need to use together to give a patient the best chance of survival. Let’s look at […]

Heartsine Samaratin 360P Defibrillator

The Defibrillator Popularity Contest Winner

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Having a wide range of defibrillators in our store, sometimes it’s hard to pick a favourite. It’s like telling one of your kids you like them over their siblings. You feel a little guilty, and they all have great qualities but there is just one that consistently stands above the rest… That’s how we feel about […]

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Don’t Lock Away Your Defibrillators

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It’s the nightmare scenario you never want to happen. Someone collapses at your place of work. A colleague, a customer or a tradesman. You’ve received CPR training and you know how to use a defibrillator. As someone calls the paramedics, you suddenly realise in your panic-stricken state that you aren’t 100% sure where the defibrillator […]

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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 […]

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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 […]