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, […]
While far less common than movies like Jaws would have us believe, the reality is shark attacks do happen. Most Australians accept the inherent risks of ocean swimming or surfing: you’re essentially venturing into the shark’s natural habitat – particularly in areas unmanned by lifesavers, at dusk or when the water is murky.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]