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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

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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 […]

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 […]

Sunburn’s Not That Bad…Right?

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Why its a terrible idea to pick up a blue ringed octopus

Why It’s A Terrible Idea To Pick Up A Blue Ringed Octopus

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Over the Australia Day long weekend, a tourist visiting Australia made headlines across the country when they picked up a blue-ringed octopus from the beach. Seemingly not realising the danger they were placing themselves in, the tourist then uploaded a video of the octopus cupped in their hands with the text ‘Such a pretty octopus’ […]

First Aid Training

Why is First Aid So Important?

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It’s the situation you never think will happen to you. Someone goes into cardiac arrest right in front of you, and apart from rushing to the patient, everyone’s next response is to frantically look around at the assembled people hoping someone in the immediate vicinity knows first aid and will swoop in and take control. […]

Bluebottles

Invasion of the Bluebottles

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you would have heard that an alarming number of bluebottles have been infesting South East QLD beaches in numbers that are leaving even veteran lifesavers in shock. Just over the past week, over 13,000 people were stung in QLD, including children. Nearly 1,500 of those were on Gold […]