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, […]
You’ve probably heard of using a paper bag as a First Aid technique. When people hyperventilate, they’re often directed to breathe into a paper bag for a short while. This is to help regain any lost carbon dioxide. If you think such a remedy can help relieve asthma attacks, stop right there.
Why the […]
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.
A Sting in the Tale
‘Ouch! What was that? Nothing dampens a day at the beach like a tentacle wrapped around a limb. With so many creatures lurking close to shore in summer, it’s tough to know which ones are downright dangerous (Box Jellyfish) as opposed to just mildly irritating (sea lice – which BTW […]
We’ve only just recovered from magpie season and now this! Summer is on its way and the creepy-crawlies are coming out of hiding to scare the bejesus out of us. But how scared do we really need to be? And what action should we take in the case of a bite?
Now there’s some good […]
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 […]
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.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, we know many of you are working hard to plan a memorable evening to share with your loved one. You’re trying to think of everything, the dinner, chocolates, flowers, dessert – but you’re missing one thing, first aid preparation.
We know it doesn’t sing “love” however, disaster can still occur and […]
It’s bushfire season, which means the burning of wood and bushland releases harmful gases, including carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, carbon dioxide and a range of organic compounds. This not only causes a threat to your home and the environment, but it also affects the air quality, irritating sensitive airways and triggers asthma. Children, the elderly, […]
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 […]