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 […]

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 […]

mental health first aid

World Mental Health Day and First Aid

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Many people assume first aid is all about the physical treatment of patients and whilst a large percentage of the skills we teach in our First Aid courses are to do with the body, we do acknowledge the importance of looking after the mind as well. In traumatic situations, the patient’s mental well-being needs to […]

Infant CPR and First Aid

Infant CPR and Choking Advice

Watch the full video of Infant CPR and choking featuring advice and tips from our CEO and chief trainer, Scott Whimpey. With the arrival or pending arrival of any new baby comes a mixed bag of emotions from sheer joy to absolute fear that something will happen to them. This wide range of feelings and […]

Gold Coast flu season emergency information

When the Flu becomes deadly

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Australia is currently experiencing one of the deadliest strains of the flu virus that the country has witnessed in decades.  A nursing home in Tasmania confirmed that 6 residents had died from influenza following the news that a young father passed away on Father’s Day from the virus. However, it was the recent and tragic […]

Stroke First Aid

Stroke First Aid

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What is a Stroke?

A stroke happens when blood flow to part of the brain is blocked by either a clot or a bleed, this is a common medical emergency in the elderly but can also happen to anyone at any time.
Stroke Symptoms – How do you know if someone is having a stroke? Think… F.A.S.T

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A Letter to Mum

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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 […]

first aid myths

5 First Aid Myths Debunked

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Everyone hears of the “old wives’ tales” on how to deal with some first aid scenarios. Well, we’re here to set the record straight and make sure you respond to these situations in the correct way! HEAT ON A ROLLED ANKLE – Putting heat on an ankle injury is one of the worst things you […]