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Heart attack vs cardiac arrest

2018-03-26T13:21:44+10:00 March 26th, 2018|First Aid Training|

The difference between a heart attack and a cardiac arrest can be explained when we have a basic understanding of how the heart works. Heart Attack The heart is a muscle and as such it has its very own blood supply that delivers oxygenated blood. This oxygenated blood is transported to the heart muscle via [...]

How to use an AED – Automated External Defibrillator

2018-03-19T11:18:31+10:00 March 19th, 2018|First Aid Training|

How to use an AED - Automated External Defibrillator An AED, also known as a defib machine, or an automated external defibrillator, saves lives. They are the only thing that can return someone who is having a sudden cardiac arrest as a result of their heart going into VF -ventricular fibrillation or VT – ventricular [...]

What happens in a stroke?

2018-03-05T14:05:23+10:00 March 5th, 2018|First Aid Training|

A stroke can occur in 2 different ways: 1) There can either be a blockage in the blood vessels of the brain, or 2) There can be a rupture or leak in the brains blood vessels. In both cases, parts of the brain stop receiving oxygenated blood and key nutrients, increasing the risk of brain [...]