What happens when you break a bone?

  Broken bones — including fractures — take 6 to 8 weeks to mend, on average. Averaged because healing times don’t always go according to plan and varying factors are […]

How long is a first aid certificate valid for?

How long does a First Aid certificate last in Australia? REGULAR RENEWAL OF FIRST AID CERTIFICATES is recommended by experts in the industry. Reasons for their recommendations are logical, and […]
Burns on female hand and forearm

First Aid Treatment for Burns & Scalds

    TREATMENT FOR BURNS AND SCALDS is an important part of First Aid training. It can mean the difference between life and death in the case of life threatening […]

Surviving a Shark Attack

You can bleed out from a severed limb in under 5 minutes. The human body has between 4.5 to 5.5 litres of blood, on average. Bleeding needs to be stopped […]
AED - Automated External Defibrillator

AED First Aid

    When a heart stops beating, emergency action using a defibrillator — in the form of an AED — saves lives. Timely use of an AED improves the chances […]
heart attack or cardiac arrest?

Is it Heart Attack or Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

People often confuse Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) with Heart Attack. But while both can be deadly, the two heart problems are entirely different.
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First Aid Training During Lockdown

Updated 7 June 2021 First Aid Training an Essential Service Even when communities go into lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, First Aid courses generally continue. This is true […]
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Asthma Triggers… Do You Have a Plan?

When a person has asthma, certain "triggers" will cause their symptoms to become worse or even turn into an emergency. Create an action plan.

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