Why you should learn CPR

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is something we teach every day at Australia Wide First Aid. No matter what you do or where you are located, we believe anyone over the age of 14 can benefit from learning CPR. You never know when it could mean the difference between life and death. Emergencies happen every day, […]

By |February 24th, 2017|CPR, Defibrillator, First Aid|0 Comments|

Defibrillator (AED) for your home – why you need one.

Would you know what to do if someone in your home suffered a cardiac arrest? An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in every home just makes sense.

Cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may or may not have been diagnosed with heart disease. Cardiac arrest and “heart attack” are […]

Universal First Aid Signs

Are you planning on travelling this summer break? Thinking of heading to a non-English speaking country? You’ve learnt the basic words of the destinations language; “yes”, “no”, “toilet”, “food”. But have you thought about learning “help”, “first aid”, “defibrillator”, “exit”, or “hospital”? Be First Aid prepared and educate you and your loved ones on how to ask for help […]

Heat Stroke vs. Heat Exhaustion

Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke are two related health conditions that can be very serious if not treated quickly and effectively. Both, Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke are caused by a mild-extreme elevation in body temperature which is normally controlled by sweating. Sweating allows a person to cool through evaporation, but once a person becomes […]

By |November 24th, 2014|CPR, First Aid, Storms|0 Comments|

DIY Travel First Aid Kit

You don’t have to be a doctor to help yourself, or others, in an emergency. If you have the first aid skills and tools to administer the care required, you will able to fasten recovery time, minimise the risk of infection, and in some situations, save a life.

Before you embark on your upcoming holiday, […]

Inland Waterway Safety

We all know supervision is a must and when we are at the beach, the safest place to swim is in between the flags. As summer approaches, swimming pool gates are checked and locked, but what precautions do we take when we travel to and swim in Inland Waterways?

In 2013-2014, Inland Waterways saw the highest […]

By |November 4th, 2014|Accidents, CPR, First Aid|0 Comments|

What Does Drowning Look Like?

Unfortunately, 291 people drowned in Australian waterways between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. From 291 lives lost, males claimed 238 of these lives compared to 53 females. Inland waterways including rivers, creeks, lakes, and dams represented 34 per cent of these drowning’s prompting an urgent message to all Australian’s –  ‘DROWNING DOESN’T […]

10 Famous Cardiac Arrest Deaths, and One Survivor

The survival rate of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is extremely low. Outside of a hospital setting, less than 8% of people survive cardiac arrest. In locations with Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), this figure evidently increases with 2009 figures from the Huffington Post claiming Casinos on the Las Vegas Strip are among the safest places to […]

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?

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.
By |May 8th, 2014|CPR, First Aid, Heart|1 Comment|

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