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‘Paper Bag’ Technique is Not First Aid for Asthma

Asthma is a respiratory condition that afflicts 2.7 million people in Australia — this amounts to around one in every 9 Australians (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2018). One person in […]
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Identification & Treatment of Snake Bites – Caboolture First Aid

When you consider that Australia has around 100 venomous snakes — 12 with a bite that can kill — our Caboolture First Aid Training team has put together some detailed […]

Manage Anaphylactic Reactions with Melbourne First Aid Training

While a majority of people suffering from allergies only experience mild symptoms, ranging from watery eyes to a rash or runny nose, for the minority susceptible to having anaphylaxis ¬- […]

Winter First Aid Tips for Brisbane Asthma Sufferers

As we head into the winter months in Brisbane and conditions start to cool, this time of year can often cause breathing difficulties amongst asthma sufferers. The reason for this […]
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First Aid for Asthma Attacks – Why You Should Bin the ‘Paper Bag’ Technique

Asthma is a respiratory condition that afflicts 2.7 million people in the country, or as many as one in every nine Australians (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2018). Though such a […]
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Asthma and Bushfire Smoke

It’s bushfire season, which means the burning of wood and bushland releases harmful gases, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, carbon dioxide and a range of organic compounds. This not only causes […]
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Thunderstorm Asthma

As many allergy and asthma sufferers know, the weather can play a direct role in the severity and length of your symptoms. A mild winter can signify an early allergy […]

Guide to Dealing with Hay Fever in Australia

Let’s open this first aid and treatment guide with some important numbers on allergic rhinitis, a condition more commonly known as hay fever. As many as 1 out of 5 […]

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