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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

Remote area first aid part 1

Remote area first aid ( part 1)

Australian remote area survival: Do you know how to stay alive when it’s over 40°C in the shade and the next water could be more than 100 km away?

The secret is in the planning and preparation. Get that right and your chances of a safe journey increase. (reading time 7min)

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image contains the title of the blog "CPR on Women - Closing the Gap" Next to the title, illustrates a woman doing CPR to another woman with the logo of LIfe Saving First Aid

CPR Discrepancy: Myths vs. Reality.

All casualties that need CPR are treated the same right? Nope… Read on to learn the astonishing truth. Did you know there is a negative bias regarding the provision of CPR on women compared to men, by bystanders. We’re closing the Gap one rescue at a time – The CPR discrepancy. Read on. (Reading Time about 5 mins)

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First Aid Kit Checklist: the ultimate guide

The importance of a First Aid Kit is often underrated. Having a fully stocked first aid kit handy and ready to go is a legal requirement for workplaces and a must for individuals.
So, read on to discover what your first aid kit should contain. (Reading time around 6 minutes)

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Image depicts a stylised illustration of a horse preparing to be injected with snake venom, infront of it, there is a hand holding the syringe with the antivenom. Title of the blog "How Antivenom is made" followed by Life Saving First Aid logo

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 followed by Life Saving First Aid logo

First Aid for Musculoskeletal Injuries.

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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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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Image of someone being injured in a fire being tended by a first aider giving yellow tag triage with the title"Triage for multiple casualties" followed by Life Saving First Aid logo

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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Image of a person watering their flowers in the garden while bees, wasps and ants roam around the garden The title next to it says "Bee’s, Wasps, & Ant bites and stings" followed by Life Saving First Aid logo

Guide to 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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Emergency Response to 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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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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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: Essential Tips and Safety 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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