CPR, The debate continues

How many times have you provided CPR?And if you need to, how do we actually perform CPR?These questions are constantly asked by the general masses because, fortunately they have never had to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) . And if we do perform CPR, do we give the rescue breaths or do straight compressions? With which
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The Importance of DRSABCD

Many times we see an incident happen in front of our eyes, and as usual we do what most people do, … Yes we panic.The question is then asked, how do we curb the desire to panic? It is after all a natural reaction.The Australian Resuscitation Council as provided us with  the acronym, DRSABCD for
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First Aid Training and the benefits to your business.

Well folks, it is the middle of April and tax time is looming.Yes, time does fly! After all, Christmas was just yesterday, right? The challenges we have are that life races by and we don’t take into account that our qualifications have a limited life and that we need to constantly renew our certifications and
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National Disasters, How do they affect us

We have all recently heard about the disasters all around the world including Fiji and the USA to name a few.When such a natural disaster occurs, do we know what is required in assisting each other? Are we familiar with what repercussions may occur if we assist or, for that matter, do not assist.All I
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Defibrillators. What’s the hype?

A lot of talk has been made about defibrillators. Do they work? What do they do? Can I use one? Are they easy to use? The good news is that anyone is capable of using a defibrillator. More importantly, statistics show that in the event of a Cardiac Arrest or any other Cardiac event, their
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Spring Has Sprung

Spring has sprung and the grass has riz … You all know the saying, but what I wanted to remind you all of is the fact that Asthma and Anaphylaxis are both on the rise and we as First Aiders need to be able to assist those most vulnerable to the new season’s effects.We want
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The Bush is a fun and exciting place with hidden dangers

We have just finished the 2015 Easter weekend and a majority of the news involved a missing young man named Luke Shambrook.The exciting thing was that he was found safe and well, but this leads me to my next thought. Before we go anywhere, are we well prepared? Do we have what we need to
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Hunter’s ambulances will trial stroke detectors

The Strokefinder MD100 will allow ambulance paramedics to diagnose stroke and other traumatic brain injuries before the patient gets to hospital. (Supplied: HMRI)MAP: Newcastle 2300The Hunter region’s been chosen as the international testing sits for a revolutionary stroke detector.The microwave-imaging helmet will allow ambulance paramedics to diagnose stroke and other traumatic brain injuries before the
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Heat stroke and its effects

Summer has been in full swing and the high temperatures have taken their toll. The Metropolitan Ambulance Service have had their hands full dealing with both Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke. Heat Exhaustion occurs when the core body temperature goes between 37 and 40 degrees Celsius, you are constantly sweating to cool down and you are feeling
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Basic information on the new Ebola infection

Some basic information on the new Ebola infection will enlighten you as to what we need to be aware of when dealing with this disease. Disturbing developments on the Ebola Outbreak currently epidemic on the cliff to be declared Pandemic!The WHO have released a report that there is 60 days to save the world.US Federal
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