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.

AED Myth Busters

Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in Australia. Heart attacks are not the same thing. When compared, cardiac arrest is by far the more lethal of the two […]
Video featuring Peter Morley –Guidelines for Basic Life Support During Covid-19 Pandemic

Basic Life Support During Covid-19 Pandemic

Saving Lives Safely Guidance on basic life support for adults in the community during the Covid-19 pandemic Interview with Prof. Peter Morley Video courtesy of National Covid-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce. […]
dramatic helicopter rescue in the bush

A Guide to Safer Hiking in Australia

See The Great Outdoors & Live to Tell the Tale “In Australia, everything is out to kill you.” Hearing this may come with a hint of pride and more than […]
electrocution threat to the heart of bare chested man

First Aid for Electric Shock

Updated June 2021 How do you treat an electric shock? Follow these steps to help minimise the impact of electric shock: Do not touch the person unless you are sure […]

Is Your Home Safe for Small Children?

Do you have an infant or small child in your home that you have to take care of? Or perhaps you’ve just started a family and are expecting a new […]
CPR being demonstrated on a mannikin at a First Aid course

How Real-Life CPR differs from What You See on TV

Who hasn’t watched as the glamorous heroine is brought back to life with a few light chest presses and a kiss from her true love? Or the superstar patient being […]

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