• AEDs – The Simple Way We Can Reduce Sudden Cardiac Death Amongst Athletes

    | 09 Jul 2019

    In Australia sport is such an important part of our culture, it’s ingrained in our DNA which is why Australia has been labelled as the sport-obsessed country. Whether it be playing backyard cricket at a BBQ during the summer, heading down to the local footy club on the weekend to watch a mate, or heading […]

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  • Diabetes First Aid: How To Manage The Silent Illness

    | 28 Jun 2019

    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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  • How to Treat and Recognise a Burn – Effective First Aid for Burns

    | 11 Jun 2019

    Did you know that winter is the most dangerous time of the year when it comes to the heightened risk of burns within the home? Or that burns and scalds are the leading cause of injury to young children, with toddlers being most at risk because their increased mobility and natural curiosity? Each year, at […]

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  • Epilepsy

    Managing Epilepsy – How to provide Seizure First Aid

    | 26 Mar 2019

    Epilepsy is a common condition in our community and can develop at any age regardless of gender or ethnic group. Currently, research suggests that 3-3.5% of the Australian population will develop epilepsy at some stage in their lives. Considering a significant amount of people are living with the disorder throughout the community, it’s most important […]

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  • Road Trauma

    Regional Victoria Road Toll not slowing down – How to provide road trauma First Aid

    | 18 Feb 2019

    The Road Toll is a serious topic that needs to be discussed and brought to wider attention. This year, we’ve already seen 41 lives lost on the roads in Victoria – a number that is unquestionably high! In 2018, although it was the lowest recorded Regional Victoria Road Toll since records began, we still saw […]

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  • The Latest Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates in Victoria – 7 Shocking Facts You Must Know

    | 11 Feb 2019

    Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains the leading cause of death worldwide. To put it simply, cardiac arrest is a sudden loss of blood flow resulting from the failure of the heart to effectively pump. Fortunately, if we all work together, there are ways to increase the cardiac arrest survival rates. One essential way we can […]

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  • Water Safety tips

    5 Water Safety Tips

    | 25 Jan 2019

    Summer is always a great time for everyone to enjoy the outdoors, there’s no pastime in summer that beats getting in the water and cooling off. Unfortunately, every year we forget the dangers of the water. Whether it’s the beach, pools, river or lakes, the water can be a dangerous place if you don’t recognize […]

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  • Alcohol Overdose First Aid

    Be Prepared This Silly Season – Know Your Alcohol Overdose First Aid

    | 04 Dec 2018

    The silly season has officially arrived which means an abundance of workplace celebrations, family merriments and friendship festivities are upon us. At the end of a year it’s only natural for people to want to let their hair down, relax, and unwind whilst enjoying an alcoholic beverage or two and why not – you’ve earnt […]

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  • Should You Have A Mental Health First Aider In Your Workplace? Victorians Vote YES

    | 10 Oct 2018

    Research continues to reveal the alarming prevalence of poor mental health across our nation so the age-old question is how are workplaces contributing to this and what are they doing to counteract it? In recent years there has been a huge push for businesses to invest in workplace culture to boost wellbeing amongst employees. But […]

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  • First Aid for Overdose - Know the Steps

    First Aid for Overdose

    | 30 Aug 2018

    Overdoses, either accidental or deliberate, can happen to anyone at any time. Seeing someone in the grips of an overdose can be a scary and confronting experience, not knowing what they’ve taken, why and how much can cause panic. When someone takes the wrong substance or the wrong combination of substances, knowingly or unknowingly, it […]

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