You see a person clutch their chest, lose all colour in their face, and suddenly fall to the ground, unconscious. The signs mimic that of someone suffering from a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). You know CPR, but where's the closest defibrillator?
This year, on May 6 2014, Australia Wide First Aid are teaming up with fellow 'asthma educators' and affected individuals to encourage asthmatics and their families to recognise what they can achieve when they take control of their asthma.
There is no single cause for cardiovascular disease, but there are risk factors that increase your chance of developing it, risk factors that you can simply change and expel from your current lifestyle.
The Pressure Immobilisation Technique (PIT) is recommended for the application to bites and stings, particularly those bitten by Venomous Snakes, Funnel Web Spiders, Blue Ringed Octopus and Cone Shells.