• Christmas First Aid Tips

    | 19 Dec 2016

    Christmas is a very special time of year, but unfortunately also one of the deadliest. In all the excitement and anticipation of the big day, there is a much higher potential for injury because of the unique activities we get up to at this time. In fact Christmas is statistically the worst time of the […]

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  • Don’t Spread It – Infection Control When Providing First Aid

    | 12 Dec 2016

    A fact of life that will never change is that bacteria and viruses are everywhere around us. Some ‘bad’, some ‘good’ and some won’t affect us at all. Coughing, breathing, touching and bodily fluids can all spread these microorganisms between us and even lead to serious deadly diseases. When providing First Aid, you should think […]

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  • Head Injury First Aid Tips

    Lifesaving Tips for Head Injury First Aid Treatment

    | 05 Dec 2016

    When it comes to first aid, head injuries are one of the most serious and challenging concerns to treat. Unless you see clearly visible bleeding or open wounds to the head, the brain may have sustained significant life threatening injuries. These hidden injuries can be the most concerning, as they usually don’t appear as serious […]

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  • Asthma First Aid

    | 28 Nov 2016

    As recent events have shown us, asthma attacks can strike fast and to a widespread range of individuals. Even those who have never been affected before could develop asthma over their lives and experience a sudden onset for the very first time during an extreme weather condition. Melbourne is known as a global hotspot for […]

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  • What To Do In A Car Accident – Responding With First Aid

    | 22 Nov 2016

    The scene of an accident can be confronting, but this is where First Aid training can really help you focus and assist those in need, possibly saving lives. Those without the preparation of training may not know what to do in a car accident and could be reluctant to do anything at all. Time is […]

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  • What is First Aid?

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    A vital step in the process of care, First Aid is something everyone can and should provide. The aim of First Aid is always to preserve life. It can make a huge difference to whether someone survives, and is an incredibly important and often unrecognised part of the process. But what is First Aid? What […]

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  • How to Stop Bleeding – 16 Do’s & Don’ts

    | 14 Nov 2016

    The sight of blood is alarming for most people. In fact, many people will even faint or become sick at the sight of blood. Even if it doesn’t make you queasy, wanting to quickly treat the wound and stop the blood is a natural reaction for most people. This is why detailed steps on how […]

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  • Injury Prevention in the Workplace – 32 Tips That Are Better Than a Cure!

    | 08 Nov 2016

    In Australia, workplace fatalities reach their peak in November and December, with almost 25% of deaths occurring in these two months. The busy nature of the Christmas rush is one explanation, with some in key industries like manufacturing and construction hurrying to meet end of year deadlines. This is a tragic but avoidable reality which […]

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  • What is the Chain of Survival

    | 02 Nov 2016

    If the words Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) stir up fear in you then you’re not alone. When the heart stops beating unexpectedly with no prior warnings like chest pain or shortness of breath, Sudden Cardiac Arrest can be fatal extremely quickly. The facts back up this fear – 95% of victims of SCA die before […]

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  • 7 Words That Will Save a Life – The DRSABCD

    | 01 Nov 2016

    Warning: what you read here might save a life! When it comes to basic life support, the first few minutes of an incident are critical. DRSABCD may sound complicated but ultimately, there are two things the body needs to survive – breathing and circulation. If the casualty can’t breathe, their organs will quickly suffer due […]

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