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Bronchiolitis – winter is coming

2018-05-09T15:02:22+10:00 May 9th, 2018|First Aid Training|

What is bronchiolitis? Bronchiolitis is a viral infection of the small airways in the lungs of babies usually under the age of 6 months. However, sometimes it can happen up to the age of 12 months, and even 3 years of age. This viral infection starts out with the same symptoms as the common cold, [...]

Poisoning

2018-04-04T17:23:40+10:00 April 4th, 2018|First Aid Training|

Did you know that each state has a poison information centre? In Victoria, ours is based at the Austin hospital in Heidelberg. The Victorian Poison Information Centre uses the national poison info line 13 11 26. If you call this number, wherever you are in Australia you will get through to people who can assist [...]

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 [...]

First Aid training for MPFC

2017-05-08T14:19:56+10:00 May 8th, 2017|First Aid Training|

Michelle from Jeroki was delighted to provide first aid training for the trainers at Maribyrnong Park Football Club, MPFC.   The first aid course delivered on the evening was HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support.  They were a fantastic group to teach who were eager to ensure their skills were up to date.  In this course they [...]

Do you know your DRSABCD?

2017-05-09T14:11:54+10:00 April 27th, 2017|First Aid Training|

Do you know what the acronym DRSABCD stands for? If you have attended a first aid course, then chances are you should, however if you haven’t here is a little run down on what you should do in every first aid situation you attend.  Here is what DRSABCD stands for.   D – Danger R [...]

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 [...]