Easter Holiday Safety

People across the nation and around the world will gather this long-weekend to mark, and of course, celebrate Easter. Whether you are heading to the beach, camping, spending the day by the pool, or having a few beers with mates surrounding a seafood barbecue, make sure you ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.

 

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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 […]

Lightning Strikes

The skies grow dark, it’s humid and sticky, there are bright flashes in the sky followed by rumbling. It’s storm season. If you find yourself on a golf course, a beach or out in the open when a storm suddenly hits, you need to think quickly.

Lightning is one of the most dangerous and frequently […]

By |December 4th, 2014|Accidents, First Aid, Storms|1 Comment|

Holiday Decorating Safety

It’s December 1, which means it’s the first day of summer and the festive season has officially begun! The trees come out and the lights go up, but first, Australia Wide First Aid would like to warn you of the dangers which come with holiday decorating.

That’s right, falling off ladders while putting up Christmas […]

By |December 1st, 2014|Accidents, First Aid|0 Comments|

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|

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 season, since trees and grass tend to pollinate earlier. Dry, windy weather spreads pollen quickly, producing a higher distribution of pollen. Rain and thunderstorms is […]

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|

Biting Midges

Biting Midges are very small flies (0.5mm – 4mm long), renowned for their nuisance biting associated with coastal habitats.  Although there is 200+ species present  in Australia, only a few midges cause a serious annoyance to humans. As biting midges are one of the most difficult groups of insects to control, Australia Wide First […]

By |October 23rd, 2014|Community, First Aid|0 Comments|

Redback Spider Bite

Redback Spiders are found Australia-wide, but are most common in urban areas living under roof eaves, floorboards, shelves, flower pots or in garden sheds. Female Redback Spiders are black, sometimes brown, and can be identified by a red or orange stripe on top of their abdomen. They also have an hourglass shaped red or […]

By |October 16th, 2014|First Aid, Spider Bites|1 Comment|

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