Yearly Archives: 2016


Handy first aid apps for your smartphone

2017-05-09T14:11:55+10:00 December 8th, 2016|First Aid Training|

Here are a couple of little tips that your phone can do, that might be useful in an emergency situation.   Health app, Medical ID app On an iPhone, there is an app preinstalled called the health app. Or for android phones you can download for free the medial id app.   The iPhone’s health [...]

How To Recognise Signs Of Drowning

2017-05-09T14:11:55+10:00 September 9th, 2016|First Aid Training|

The weather is warming up and people will be heading out to swim more and more. Here is a short video to show you what it really looks like when someone is drowning. (Not like Hollywood movies at all). Know the signs and be prepared to apply your emergency response training or aed first aid [...]

Don’t Be A Statistic

2017-05-09T14:11:56+10:00 August 16th, 2016|First Aid Training|

I just read some pretty amazing stats related to first aid. Did you know that of all deaths, 1 in 7 male deaths are cardiac related, and 1 in 8 female deaths are cardiac related?   About ¼ of these deaths are preventable by simple lifestyle choices such as a change in diet and exercising. [...]

Why Learn CPR?

2017-05-09T14:11:56+10:00 July 26th, 2016|First Aid Training|

Between 70% and 80% of people performing CPR are doing so on someone they know and love. This is because the majority of people requiring CPR are in their own homes. It may be a parent, a spouse, a child, or even a friend who needs you to perform this life saving technique. Or maybe [...]

First Aid For Hypothermia

2017-05-09T14:11:56+10:00 July 11th, 2016|First Aid Training|

With the weather the way it is at the moment, winter is more than coming... it's here. So let’s have a talk about hypothermia. Hypothermia occurs when a person’s body temperature falls below 35°C. The normal temperature for a person is roughly between 36.5°C and 37.5°C. Our body can lose heat from a variety of [...]

Provide First Aid To Treat Burns

2016-09-14T15:41:05+10:00 July 8th, 2016|First Aid Training|

With the cold weather approaching, the incidence of burns in emergency departments increases. This is due to the increase in the use of fires to heat homes and an increase in hot drinks consumed. Let's review how to provide first aid in the case of a burn: If a flame causes the burn, ensure you [...]

Victorian Ambulance Subscription

2016-09-14T15:44:23+10:00 May 24th, 2016|First Aid Training|

Are you going to be out of pocket if you need an ambulance? You may think you are healthy and never need it an ambulance, but that is why they are called accidents. Medicare does not cover services provided by ambulances such as transport and treatments. The average cost of emergency transport is in excess [...]

Gastro And How To Help

2016-09-14T15:49:39+10:00 April 20th, 2016|First Aid Training|

Gastro. Urgh! Now that’s a word that would put a shiver down the spine of any parent. The vomiting, the diarrhoea, the self imposed quarantine… it's enough to make any parent go slightly delirious. Now while I can’t help you with all the washing and cleaning, I can give you a few first aid tips [...]

A Basic Guide To Using A Defibrillator For AED First Aid

2017-05-09T14:11:56+10:00 April 13th, 2016|First Aid Training|

Here is a basic guide to using a defibrillator machine (aka AED, automated external defibrillator, defibrillator) on an adult. Of course there are intricacies when using a defibrillator, however they are meant to be easy to use and anyone should be able to use them in a first aid scenario. More detail on AED first aid [...]