Infection Control: Hand Washing

A good old hand washing, with soap and running warm water, is the most effective form of infection control we have. With colds, flu's and other seasonal viruses and bacteria eluding us, Australia Wide First Aid is reminding you what it takes to really keep your hands germ-free this winter.

Head Injury

Signs and symptoms of a head injury can vary from person to person. The following information is a guide to the signs and symptoms you should be aware of after a bang to the head occurs.

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?

Give First Aid this Mother’s Day

In Australia, more children die from injury than childhood cancer, asthma attacks, and infectious disease combined.
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Asthma Action Plan

This year, on May 6 2014, Australia Wide First Aid are teaming up with fellow 'asthma educators' and affected individuals to encourage asthmatics and their families to recognise what they can achieve when they take control of their asthma.

Cardiovascular Disease: Are You At Risk?

There is no single cause for cardiovascular disease, but there are risk factors that increase your chance of developing it, risk factors that you can simply change and expel from your current lifestyle.
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Is Asthma Stopping You From Exercising?

Like most people, those with exercise-induced asthma can still enjoy exercise as a normal part of a healthy lifestyle.

World Allergy Week

This Week (April 7th - 13th) is World Allergy Week which in 2014, is highlighting the severity of Anaphylaxis.

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