The most important rule in first aid, above all else, is to ensure your own safety and is why it takes pride of place at the top of the 'Primary Survey'. As both a paramedic and first aid trainer, I only want positive outcomes from treatment given by first aiders, trained or untrained... and that starts with keeping yourself as safe as possible. But as a Dad who encourages my and other's kids to help people when they may need first aid, especially cardiopulmonary resuscitatio
Feel good for 1 MORE reason learning first aid with Help 4 Life in 2018 $10 from every course will go to Rural Aid Australia - a charity that provides support programs including animal feed, cash handouts, and mental health assistance to rural Australian battlers.
A chilling question, if you came across someone not breathing, would you know what to do to save a life? How would you feel if no one was able to help and it was a friend or relative? As divers, we are possibly more exposed to life-threatening situations than non-divers. Do not get me wrong, I am not saying that scuba diving is high risk. It just we are around the water more, increasing the exposure to possible drownings. Another factor is in many locations the average age of
Just three days earlier, young Jarrod McDonald had completed a CPR course. Little did he know that he would putting his newly acquired skills to the test - on his own uncle. During a touch football game in Brisbane's north, 49 year old Laurence Crawley suddenly dropped and went unconscious. As luck would have it, not only was his nephew competent in delivering cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, but the referee was off-duty Advanced Care Paramedic, Leonie Van Der Meer who noticed