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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.

Life Saving First Aid

About us

Hi, my name is Adrian, and I am the Content Manager, and now the chief blogger, for Life Saving First Aid.

As this is my first post, I thought I would give just a brief overview of our great little company.

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Life Saving First Aid

About us

Hi, my name is Adrian, and I am the Content Manager, and now the chief blogger, for Life Saving First Aid.

As this is my first post, I thought I would give just a brief overview of our great little company.

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Recent Posts

A picture of a horse preparing to be injected with snake venom

How is antivenom made?

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)

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title of the image Introduction to the musculoskeletal system by life saving first aid dot com dot au. illustration on the right depicting a skeleton with a top hat gleefully dancing

The Musculoskeletal System

Our musculoskeletal system makes us who we are as a species. Upright, on two legs, roaming the savanna. Trying to imagine what we would look like if we had no skeleton would leave you flat! Anyway, read on….

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Person consulting a general practitioner asking about her diabetic analysis

Diabetes

More than 300 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes! Can you believe that? The cost to our economy is staggering – like someone suffering from a Hypo… Read on for some helpful info about Diabetes.

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Needle stick injury

Ouch! What a prick…For a First Aider, exposure to hypodermic syringes is a risk. Understanding the procedure to deal with a needle stick injury is important.

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Triage for multiple casualties

With multiple casualties, the process you should follow is called Triage. By allocating a coloured tag to a casualty you can assign their medical priority. Red, green, orange or black? Which tag goes where? Find out here.

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Bee’s, Wasps, & Ant bites and stings

First Aid for Bites and Stings

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)

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Bleeding, blood loss and shock

Bleeding, Blood loss and Shock

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 )

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cover image saying first aid risk assessment

Risk Assessment

First Aid can be a risky business. There’s a need to check for danger to keep all concerned safe. Here’s an overview of the Risk Assessment process. (Reading time around 6 minutes)

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cover image with the title: First aid Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

First Aid Policies, Procedures and Guidelines.

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)

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Revolutionizing First Aid with Technology

Todays First Aid Apps and Gadgets

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 )

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First Aid for Children: Tips and Tricks

First Aid for Children: Tips and Tricks

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 )

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First Aid Training in Hawthorn East

First Aid Training in Hawthorn East.

We are looking forward to providing our “best reviewed” (according to Google) First Aid training to our public clients as well as local businesses in our new location at Hawthorn. ( Reading time around 3 minutes )

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Different strokes for different folks

Stroke

Did you know there are different types of stroke? Do you know how to recognise the symptoms and how to help? Read on ( Reading time around 6 minutes)

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Head injuries

Head injuries

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)

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First aid for eye Injuries

Eye Injuries

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)

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