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Construction workers perform CPR and call emergency services

The Good Samaritan Rule

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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 […]

Man lying on the road having CPR being performed on him

Why You Need to Learn Basic CPR

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CPR is one of those things that always sits in the back of your head; you know you probably SHOULD learn it, but you’re just so busy it keeps getting pushed back. ‘Besides,’ you think to yourself, ‘I’ll probably never have to use it.’ Until it happens. The man you see every day at the […]

AMA Group Gemini First Aid CPR

2019 National First Aid Tour for AMA Group

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As the preferred training provider for the AMA group, First Aid Accident & Emergency recently kicked off our national first aid training roadshow for all the Gemini and RPM repair centres around the country. The first aid and CPR training started in Brisbane in February and headed to ACT, NSW, Victoria and is now scheduled for […]

Man lying on the road having CPR being performed on him

The Importance of Learning CPR in a Workplace

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Staff at a Helensvale medical imaging centre did not perform CPR on an elderly woman who suffered a cardiac arrest while in their care, the Coroners Court in Southport has been told. An 87 year old patient went to the imaging centre to have a procedure to help alleviate pain in her lower back on 14 […]

Neumann Contractors in training for CPR and First Aid on a job site

Is Your Workplace Heart Safe?

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We recently trained some of our favourite clients Neumann Contractors in CPR at their offices. We have been training Neumann’s for over ten years and are proud to say that we consider them a ‘Heart Safe Workplace.’ What is a Heart Safe Workplace? Heart Safe Workplaces must meet the below critera: At least one AED […]

Heartsine Defibrillator being demonstrated on a patient lying on the floor

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 […]

Construction workers perform CPR and call emergency services

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 […]

Man being extracted from a 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 […]

Heartsine Defibrillator being demonstrated on a patient lying on the floor

The Future of Defibrillators is Here

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      First Aid Accident & Emergency are proud to include in our range the brand new Heartsine samaritan defibrillator range. With it’s cutting edge technology, lightweight casing and easy to follow instructions, the Heartsine samaritan just became the new gold standard in AEDs. More than just an AED, the HeartSine samaritan offers integrated […]

Brett Orpwood at a parkrun

Meet Brett Orpwood, The Miracle Man!

  Meet Brett Orpwood, the miracle man! On Saturday 23 December 2017, Brett went into cardiac arrest whilst running with his 8-year-old son in the Murrum Murrum Parkrun in Victoria.   Brett’s heart stopped.   CPR was started on Brett straight away by fellow runners and the defibrillator that was supplied by First Aid Accident […]