• Snake Bite First Aid Tips

    | 17 Oct 2019

    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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  • First Aid for Common Household Chemical Exposures

    | 24 Sep 2019

    Many dangerous substances can be found in every Australian home. These range from the obvious such as bleach and other heavy-duty cleaning products, to the less obvious such as windscreen washer fluid and air fresheners. This article will take you through some of the most common chemical exposure situations you or your family members might […]

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  • How to Stay Calm in an Emergency Situation

    | 11 Sep 2019

    Whether it’s a stranger, a colleague or a loved one facing an emergency medical situation, it can be a highly stressful and traumatic event. While you may think you know what to do in these scenarios, a sudden medical emergency may leave you feeling overwhelmed. Luckily, there are things you can do to stay calm […]

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  • Asthma First Aid

    | 03 Sep 2019

    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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  • Stroke First Aid

    | 02 Sep 2019

    Every year, there are more than 55,000 strokes in Australia.  Shockingly, it kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer. Knowing the right steps to take for stroke First Aid is critical if we want to reverse this worrying trend. When it comes to stroke, it’s not just death that is […]

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  • 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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