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Snake Bites

Snake Bites

Snake Bites Raising community awareness about prevention of snakebites is the most effective strategy for reducing snakebite morbidity and mortality. As they say – prevention is better that cure but having first aid knowledge if a person is bitten by a snake is...

Chest Pain

Chest Pain

Chest Pain Why do people ignore chest pain symptoms when it’s a possible heart attack? In the news recently, a number of high powered people have possibly ignored the symptoms of a heart attack and died. We also see this from the general population and is a common...

Actual CPR

Actual CPR

Actual CPR or Movie CPR In today’s world there are two types of CPR. There is a actual cardiac arrest event that first aiders face and movie CPR. Movie CPR only causes confusion on your view of CPR. In a cardiac arrest situation, what you are effectively trying to...

New first aid units released

New first aid units released

NEW FIRST AID UNITS RELEASED On occasions, changes to training package products will occur.  When a training package is revised and is superseded by a replacement version, the new version is published, and all information can be located on the National Register...

How long does a first aid certificate last

How long does a first aid certificate last

People ask lots of questions about first aid courses and first aid certificates.  First aiders should hold nationally recognised Statement/s of Attainment issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) for the nationally endorsed first aid unit of competency.  At...

Defibrillator a must

Defibrillator a must

  Using a Defibrillator to restart the heart is now part of first aid training. In Australia, more than 30,000 cardiac arrests occur every year, with fewer than 10% surviving to leave hospital (Ambulance Victoria, 2016). In fact, 177 Victorians were saved in a...