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June 23, 2014

Measles in Australia

Measles, being one of the most infectious of all communicable diseases, is causing health authorities to fear a severe outbreak of the disease in Queensland, with 41 confirmed cases being diagnosed this year.
June 11, 2014

Infection Control: Hand Washing

A good old hand washing, with soap and running warm water, is the most effective form of infection control we have. With colds, flu's and other seasonal viruses and bacteria eluding us, Australia Wide First Aid is reminding you what it takes to really keep your hands germ-free this winter.
May 22, 2014

Head Injury

Signs and symptoms of a head injury can vary from person to person. The following information is a guide to the signs and symptoms you should be aware of after a bang to the head occurs.
May 16, 2014

Where’s Your Nearest Defibrillator?

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?
May 8, 2014

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.
May 7, 2014

Give First Aid this Mother’s Day, 2014

In Australia, more children die from injury than childhood cancer, asthma attacks, and infectious disease combined.
May 5, 2014

Asthma Action Plan

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.
May 2, 2014

Cardiovascular Disease: Are You At Risk?

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.

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