Construction workers perform CPR and call emergency services

The Good Samaritan Rule

,

It’s a concern many people have when faced with a situation where they are required to provide CPR. If they are not qualified, and end up hurting the patient, could they be charged? The short answer is no. The Good Samaritan Rule states that someone that comes to the aid of someone else in imminent […]

Baby first aid course Gold Coast

,

Check out our Baby first aid course Our Baby First Aid and CPR course is one of the best things you can learn to look after your baby, aimed at teaching you the basics of how to manage an infant or toddler in an emergency situation, everyone is welcome including your baby! 60min workshop for […]

Nosebleed First Aid Treatment Head Forward Back

The Great Myth about Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds are one of those annoying life occurrences that are not really a medical emergency but can look quite scary for those not used to them. There are a few misconceptions floating around on how to best manage nosebleeds and we are here to set the record straight! TILT HEAD FORWARD OR BACKWARD? This one […]

First Aid for Common Cuts

,

Cuts and scrapes are a normal part of life, especially if you have kids! Generally, small cuts and abrasions will heal completely on their own without much help, but there are a few instances where first aid is required. MEDIUM SIZED CUTS It happens to the best of us – slicing a thumb in the […]

Sunburn’s Not That Bad…Right?

,

It’s unavoidable living somewhere like the Gold Coast that you won’t get sunburned at least once in your life. You can have the best of intentions and still get caught out with not reapplying sunscreen, falling asleep in the sun or just not realising how bad you are burning because you are swimming. Usually it’s […]

Bee Sting First Aid Allergic Reaction Anaphylaxis

Bee Sting First Aid

, ,

Getting stung by bees has haunted our dreams ever since that traumatic scene in My Girl when we watched Macaulay Culkin die in a sudden swarm of crazed bees in the woods. Although the scene is heavily dramatised, the threat of a fatality is still a very real possibility for those out there that are severely allergic […]

Allergic Reaction Treatment

Allergic Reactions: What to Do

Caring for people with severe allergies is important for all the community, with ongoing education and sharing the latest information vital to help keep everyone safe. Allergies are very common in Australia, affecting around 20% of people at some time in their lives. Allergy is also one of the major factors associated with the cause […]

Managing Those Pesky Insect Bites

Summer is (thankfully) almost over but the bugs are still out in force! Being bitten by a mozzie, midgie or ant can be a mild annoyance for some and excruciating pain for others. Prevention is always the best treatment so make sure you lather yourself up with bug spray and surround yourself with a field […]

How to Not Melt into a Puddle over the Next Few Days

, ,

The next few days are set to be a scorcher. 35-38 degrees around the Goldy. Our fingers inch toward the air conditioner remotes just thinking about it. In extreme temperatures, it’s important to know how to look after yourself properly, stay hydrated and keep cool. Young children and the elderly are especially susceptible to heat […]

Kokoda Challenge Blister Prevention

How to Survive The 2019 Kokoda Challenge

,

It’s an event that sparks a mixture of fear and devotion on the Gold Coast. The monstrous 96km team trek through the Gold Coast hinterland that is The Kokoda Challenge is not your standard endurance event. Teams of 4 not only have to slog it out over the torturous 96km track within a 39 hour […]