We want you to be prepared and up-to-date with the latest First Aid and CPR information. Below you will find tips, tricks, and resources to help you thrive during emergency situations and potentially, save lives.
Australia. Home to most of the world’s most venomous snakes. Thanks to the early research, Australia is in a fortunate position. We have good antivenom. Combined with good ambulance service and a good hospital system they all work together to reduce the impact of venomous bites on our community. Also, Australia is the only country in the world that has snake venom detection kits… Just As well! ( Reading Time 5mins Approx)
Ticks, bees, wasps and ants are just some of the crawling marauders we may encounter here in Australia. Stings and bites can range from minor pain to life-threatening. Here’s a brief what and how for insect bites and stings First Aid. ( Reading time around 5 minutes)
Blood. It transports life-sustaining nutrients to all parts of our bodies. It carries away waste products for filter or disposal. If we lose too much through injury we can die. Check out how you can help minimise blood loss due to injury. ( Reading time around 8 minutes )
Like everything, there are policies, procedures, guidelines, and legal aspects of First Aid.
To be effective and safe when providing First Aid to someone, you should be aware of these policies and procedures. Here is a brief overview of some policies and regulations relevant to the provision of First Aid. (Reading time around 7 minutes)
Welcome to the 21st Century! Smartphones, smartwatches, and the technology to assist first aiders is here aplenty. Heart rates, blood sugar levels, temperature and even falls can be detected using just a phone, watch or small gadget. For more on these and other first aid devices read on. ( Reading time around 5min )
During 2015–2017, injuries contributed to 563 deaths of children aged 0–14. More than 10 deaths per week! Knowing how to administer first aid to children can be a lifesaver for parents or carers. Accidents can happen at any time. That’s a fact of life. How to react swiftly and correctly can make all the difference. Read on for some good advice to help the kids. ( Reading time around 6mins )
There are plenty of venomous snakes in the world and Australia has more than our fair share. Trainer Nick gives us some great tips and techniques for dealing with our slithering friends. (reading time 4 min – 1.5 if you scan!)
We live on an island and most, if not all of us love going to the beach. And we have plenty of beach. Swimming in the sea can be dangerous. You need to stay safe. Here are some tips for beach safety. ( reading time around 6 minutes)
Your brain. A miracle of natural computing power and a vital element for your quality of life. Damage to the brain can result from even minor head trauma as this causes the brain to move inside the head and collide with the skull. Correct management of head injuries is important to prevent permanent damage.(Reading time around 7 minutes)
Did you know that our eyes do not actually “see” anything? Even so we need to look after them and prevent eye injuries. An eye injury can be caused by many different factors, but some common causes exist in our day to day environment. Read more to find out about eye injuries, their causes and management. (Reading time around 8 minutes)
In this Blog, I want to talk about RICER.
Joints connect bones. They provide stability to the skeleton, allow movement, and absorb shocks. RICER. Rest Ice Compression Elevate and Refer is our initial first aid action plan to manage joint injuries such as sprains and strains.