• What is a Splint and How to Make One

    | 20 Nov 2017

    For Victorians, summer means plenty of outdoor activities making the most of the sunshine, warm weather and still days. With a variety of landscapes and adventures to be had people spend their days hiking the hillside, cycling the bike-friendly terrain, sailing the seas and playing a range of summer sports. Unfortunately, with an increase in […]

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  • Diabetes First Aid: How To Manage The Silent Illness

    | 13 Nov 2017

    Diabetes has become a global epidemic with prevalence increasing dramatically across the board. In less than four decades the number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. Currently diabetes is directly affecting 5.5% of the world’s population and many remain undiagnosed or are likely to develop […]

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  • First Aid Tips Every Workplace Should Know For Manual Handling Injuries

    | 17 Oct 2017

    October is National Work Safety Month which reminds both employers and employees the importance of a safe workplace. The consequences of a hazardous workplace can be drastic, with many Australians left unable to work and some tragically losing their lives from poor workplace health and safety (WHS) each year. As an employer you are obligated […]

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  • The Parallels Between Workplace Bullying And Employee Mental Health

    | 09 Oct 2017

    In the midst of Mental Health Month it’s important that businesses reflect on their workplace culture and how it is contributing to the psychological status and productivity of employees. According to Heads Up Australia almost half of Australian employees believe their workplace is mentally unhealthy. This is an alarming revelation as psychological health is a […]

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  • Anaphylactic Allergy – The Myths And The Facts

    | 25 Sep 2017

    In this day and age we receive reminders of the severity of allergic diseases on a daily basis. Food allergy warnings are heavily present in places like aeroplanes, schools and hospitality venues. The recent move to highlight the potential of anaphylactic allergy in public places is a great way to raise awareness to the disease […]

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  • Asthma First Aid – What Everyone Should Know

    | 18 Sep 2017

    Are you one of nine Australians who suffer from Asthma? Or do you have a close friend, family member or colleague who suffers from the common chronic condition? Chances are that if you don’t suffer from asthma you’re likely to know someone who does. Asthma sufferers of Melbourne and surrounds were given a brutal reminder […]

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  • 7 Ways to Be Better Prepared for a Mental Health Crisis

    | 12 Sep 2017

    R U OK? DAY is a national initiative which encourages Australians to ask their loved ones, colleagues and strangers alike an important yet simple question – ‘are you okay?’- with the intent of starting an honest conversation about mental health. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 3.2 million Australians suffered from a mental disorder […]

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  • Snake Bite First Aid Tips

    | 28 Aug 2017

    One of Australia’s most renowned native animals is the deadly brown snake. The venomous reptile is one of many lethal creatures that inhabit our contrasting landscapes but it is certainly the most frequently encountered. Brown snakes can be found all across Australia which is why every Australian should know how to provide snake bite First […]

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  • A Guide To Remote First Aid

    | 23 Aug 2017

    Outdoor activities in remote areas are often strenuous and challenging. Due to the activities and often unpredictable environment, the need for remote First Aid is more likely to occur. Hikes through thick forestry, camping off-road and offshore fishing trips are part of Australia’s beloved outdoor culture. But every outdoor adventure, no matter how often you’ve […]

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  • First Aid Tip – A Guide To Being The Workplace First Aider

    | 07 Aug 2017

    So you’ve completed your First Aid training and put up your hand to be the Workplace First Aider? Or your boss saw your potential and requested you take on the position? Either or, you’re probably wondering what exactly is involved in the role. First Aid incidents and emergencies vary in every workplace. They range from […]

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