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North Shore First Aid Course – Provide First Aid and Provide CPR

January 11th, 2017

Simple Instruction is based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney at the Dee Why RSL but prides itself on catering for all of Sydney. The North Shore is the Northern Beaches close neighbour and we are seeing people coming to our First Aid and CPR training courses from Mosman, Cammeray, Naremburn, Willoughby, Crows Nest, North Sydney, Neutral Bay, Cremorne and Chatswood. In fact a lot of people would rather travel and park at the Dee Why RSL than battle traffic to get into Sydney’s CBD.

Simple Instruction has been catering for the Northern Beaches and North Shore for the past 7 years and we support local business and initiatives. We pride ourselves on customer service and cater to your needs from start to finish.

Simple Instruction already caters for many childcare centers and gyms by providing private courses and we have great feedback from all staff and personal trainers with many returning for their renewals.

Make a payment to book a course online via our website.

First Aid treatment for fainting – Northern Beaches local First Aid provider

January 10th, 2017

Simple Instruction prides itself of having up-to-date and relevant information for our clients when they complete a first aid or CPR course. With the heatwave upon us it is important to remember what to do if someone you know faints and the first aid treatment you need to provide. Simple Instruction keeps it Simple – If conscious Lay down and elevate the legs of the casualty.

Book online to a Provide First Aid HLTAID003, Provide CPR HLTAID001 or Provide emergency first aid response in an education and care setting HLTAID004. Course are conducted at the Dee Why RSL (DYRSL) on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

Fainting is a brief episode of unconsciousness caused by a sudden drop in blood pressure. The most likely cause of this sudden drop will either be some change in the blood vessels or the heartbeat itself.

Blood vessels continually adjust their width to ensure a constant blood pressure. For instance, the vessels constrict (tighten) when we stand up to counteract the effects of gravity. Temporary low blood pressure can be caused by various events that prompt blood vessels to dilate (expand), including extreme heat, emotional distress or pain. The lack of blood to the brain causes loss of consciousness.

Most fainting will pass quickly and won’t be serious. Usually, a fainting episode will only last a few seconds, although it will make the person feel unwell and recovery may take several minutes. If a person doesn’t recover quickly, always seek urgent medical attention.

Symptoms of fainting
The symptoms of a faint include:
  • Dizziness
  • Light-headedness
  • A pale face
  • Perspiration
  • Heightened anxiety and restlessness
  • Nausea
  • Collapse
  • Unconsciousness, for a few seconds
  • Full recovery after a few minutes.
Occasionally, a collapse may be caused by a more serious event such as a stroke or a disturbance in the normal heart rhythm. A faint might be telling you something is wrong and further examination is sometimes important.

If a person complains of breathlessness, chest pains or heart palpitations, or if the pulse is faster or slower than expected, the person should see a doctor. Similarly, slurred speech, facial droop or weakness in any limbs are signs of a serious problem.

Causes of a drop in blood pressure
A temporary drop in blood pressure can be caused by different factors, including:
  • Prolonged standing
  • Extreme heat, which pushes blood away from the main circulatory system and into the vessels of the skin
  • Emotional distress
  • Severe pain
  • The sight of blood
  • The sight of a hypodermic needle
  • Other events that a person may find distressing.
What to do if you feel faint
If possible, lie down and elevate the feet. This may prevent a loss of consciousness. Fresh air can also help, especially if you are feeling hot. If it is not possible to lie down, put your head down as low as possible.

If you do faint, remain lying down for ten minutes. Sit up slowly when you need to get up.

First aid and fainting
First aid treatment for a person who has fainted includes:
  • Help the person lie down. A person who has fainted in a chair should be helped to the ground.
  • If the person is unconscious, roll them on their side. Check they are breathing and that they have a pulse.
  • If possible, elevate the person’s feet above the height of their head.
  • If the fainting episode was brought on by heat, remove or loosen clothes, and try to cool the person down by wiping them with a wet cloth or fanning them.
  • Assess the person for any potential injuries if they have fallen.
  • In an emergency, always call triple zero (000) for an ambulance if the person has not regained consciousness within a few seconds or recovered in a few minutes.
Hypotension and fainting
Low blood pressure (hypotension) is a condition characterised by blood pressure that is lower than normal or usual for the person.

Hypotension can be caused by a variety of factors including heart disease and abnormal heart rhythms, some infections, dehydration and medications for high blood pressure or certain heart conditions. Low blood pressure can also be caused by a rare disorder of the adrenal glands called Addison’s disease. Frequent fainting spells or sensations of light-headedness need to be medically investigated to check for underlying causes.

Orthostatic hypotension
Blood vessels respond to gravity by constricting (tightening). This increases or maintains blood pressure when we stand up from a sitting or lying position.

Orthostatic hypotension means that the blood vessels don’t adjust to a standing position, but instead allow the blood pressure to drop, which can trigger a fainting episode. For this reason, some people, particularly the elderly or those on blood pressure medication, should stand up from sitting or lying in bed slowly. This helps prevent fainting after sudden changes in position.

Causes of orthostatic hypotension include:

  • Nervous system diseases, such as neuropathy
  • Prolonged bed rest
  • Dehydration
  • Irregular heartbeat (heart arrhythmia)
  • Changes in blood pressure medication.
Where to get help
  • Your doctor
  • In an emergency, always call triple zero (000).
Things to remember
  • Common causes of fainting include heat, pain, distress, the sight of blood, or anxiety and hyperventilating.
  • Lying the person down will often improve the person’s condition.
  • Frequent fainting spells need to be medically investigated to check for underlying causes.

Dehydration – know the facts. First Aid and CPR courses available.

January 10th, 2017

This urine colour chart will give you an idea of whether a person is drinking enough or is dehydrated (lost too much water from the body). Dark yellow urine - very dehydrated; drink a large bottle of water immediately. Bright yellow urine - dehydrated; drink 2-3 glasses of water now. Light yellow urine - somewhat dehydrated; drink a large glass of water now. Almost clear urine - hydrated - you are drinking enough; keep drinking at the same rate. Be Aware! If you are taking single vitamin supplements or a multivitamin supplement, some of the vitamins in the supplements can change the colour of the urine for a few hours, making it bright yellow or discoloured.

Simple Instruction is making sure you are safe over the next few days. Prevention is always better than cure – lets try stay hydrated and avoid a first aid situation in the first place. Simple Instruction is offering first aid and CPR training courses on Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches. Located at the DYRSL (Dee Why RSL) we cater for all suburbs including Manly, Balgowlah, Narrabeen, Warriewood, Freshwater, Belrose, Bilgola, Avalon and many more. All courses are conducted under the auspices of Allen’s Training RTO 90909, book first aid courses online through the website.

Manage First Aid – Heat Stroke

January 9th, 2017

Book an air conditioned course with Simple Instruction at the DYRSL (Dee Why RSL). We have course dates for January, February and March listed on the website. Please go online to make a booking with the best first aid provider on the Northern Beaches, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and its a big claim but I believe the World.
We provide course in Provide First Aid HLTAID003, Provide CPR HLTAID001 and Childcare First Aid HLTAID004.

Heatstroke
Heatstroke is a life-threatening condition in which the body overheat when it can no longer maintain a healthy temperature. The high body temperature in heatstroke can lead to organ damage. You can avoid heatstroke by taking precautions in very hot weather.

What is heatstroke?
Heatstroke occurs when a person’s body temperature rises from about 37°C to above 40.5°C. It is sometimes called hyperthermia.

Heatstroke needs immediate first aid to lower the body temperature as quickly as possible.

Dehydration and heat exhaustion are milder types of heat-related illnesses.

What causes heatstroke?
Heatstroke is caused by prolonged exposure to heat. You can get heatstroke inside or outside. You can get it exercising in the heat.

You are more likely than others to get heatstroke if you are:

over 75 or very young
pregnant or breastfeeding
overweight
living alone, homeless or lacking social support
working or exercising in hot conditions
affected by chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes
taking certain medications.
Heatstroke symptoms
The signs and symptoms of heatstroke include:

rapid pulse and fast, shallow breathing
trouble speaking, concentrating or coordinating movements
confusion, seizures or loss of consciousness
sudden rise in body temperature
hot and dry and possibly red skin, possibly with no sweat
dry, swollen tongue
headache
nausea or vomiting.
Heatstroke treatment
Heatstroke is a medical emergency. If someone has heatstroke call triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance.

Meanwhile, give the person sips of cool fluid if possible and lay them in a cool shady place.

Lower their body temperature any way you can, for example by:

removing excess clothing
sponging or spraying them with water and fanning the damp skin
immersing them in cool water
placing cold packs under their armpits or groin, or on the back of their neck.
If a person with suspected heat stroke is unconscious, place them on their side with their mouth down (to drain any fluid) and the chin up to prevent possible suffocation.

Do not give aspirin or paracetamol to someone with heatstroke as they may make things worse.

Heatstroke prevention
Heatstroke is linked to dehydration, so in hot conditions:

Drink plenty of water – even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid hot or sugary drinks.
Keep cool – try to avoid direct sun. Wear a hat and lightweight, loose-fitting, cotton clothing.
Keep your house cool – close windows, shut curtains and blinds, and use air-conditioning if you have it.
Help others – visit or phone friends, family and neighbours who are more at risk. Keep children cool and give them lots to drink. Ensure pets have plenty of water and shade. Never leave babies, children or animals alone in a car.
Have a plan – know who to call if you need help, and follow your doctor’s advice if you have any medical conditions. Postpone or cancel any activities, or reschedule them to a cooler part of the day or a cooler location.

HLTAID004 – Childcare First Aid Course – Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

October 25th, 2016

Do you think its time to complete the HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting?

Learn all the important skills to save your child.

Topics include:

CPR
Asthma Awareness
Fracture management and skin injuries
Anaphylaxis
Control of external bleeding
Medical Conditions

A local mum has stressed the benefit of learning first aid after ‘one of the scariest moments of her life’ occurred when her little girl began choking. A child choking is among every parent’s greatest fears and one which was shockingly real for Martina Cullen, the Donegal mum behind this weekend’s Bump and Baby Expo in Letterkenny. The traumatic incident involving her first child, at the age of just 10 months, left Martina regretting that she’d never learned how to respond to such a life-threatening situation. When she set about organising a two-day baby show featuring the latest products, service and expert advice for parents, top of her list was the provision of expert advice on child choking and first aid.“There were so many things I hadn’t a clue about as a first time parent but in hindsight child first aid is vitally important. “To see your baby choking is a horrific experience. Our little girl was playing on a mat when all of a sudden she went quiet. My husband lifted her up and saw she was in distress – unable to breath, gasping to get air. “In that moment we both realised that we didn’t know what to do. We tried slapping her gently on the back but didn’t want to hurt her, we tried looking in her mouth but nothing was visible. We had no idea what she had swallowed. “She was turning blue. Within 30 seconds we were in the car and on the way to the hospital which was only a few minutes from the house. My husband kept tapping her on the back the whole way. It wasn’t until we were pulling into the hospital grounds that she finally vomited and started to breathe once again. Words can’t describe the relief as we pulled into A&E and she was smiling as though completely unaware of the danger. “We were lucky, sadly it can be a different story for other families. That’s why two of our key talks during the Bump and Baby Expo Letterkenny in the Radisson Blu Hotel on Saturday and Sunday will be delivered by First Aid Aware on ‘What to do when a child is choking’ and ‘Choking hazards and what to look out for’.” First Aid Aware Paediatric Instructor Niall Clancy said families should be aware of the dangers to infants and young children to be best placed to deal with situations. “Choking is one of the main causes of cardiac arrest in children so it’s very important for parents and anyone responsible for children to know how to react. We’re delighted to be taking part in the Bump and Baby Expo Letterkenny where we’ll be giving people a chance to learn about what to do when a child is choking and allowing them to practice the techniques on mannequins. We’ll also be advising people on what dangers to look out for and explaining that if an item can fit through the inside of a toilet toll then it may represent a choking hazard,” he said. In establishing Bump and Baby Expo, Martina aimed to give parents “information that really matters” all under one roof. The career mum – who co-founded human resources and employment law consultancy, HR Team while pregnant with her second child and following a successful career as operations manager for a multinational retailer – said the event will be highly informative in everything needed from pregnancy to pre-school. “I have two bouncing baby girls aged one and three and – as anyone with young children will tell you – it can be hard to keep up with the latest information on products, child safety and health matters for mums and babies. “The whole idea behind the Bump and Baby Expo is to provide expert advice, the best products and most beneficial services needed by families with babies and young children.

Read more at: http://www.derryjournal.com/news/mum-urges-awareness-of-choking-hazards-and-first-aid-1-7528612

Book in to a Provide first aid or Provide CPR course on the Northern Beaches by checking our website at www.simpleinstruction.com.au

First Aid Course (Includes CPR) Northern Beaches, Sydney.

October 23rd, 2016

Saving a life with CPR is ‘really, really easy’ and more of us should try.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/health/learn-cpr-saving-life-easy-is-really-easy-emergency-experts-says/7247748

If someone’s collapsed, is not responsive and not breathing, would you know what to do?

If a person’s like that, it means their heart’s stopped (which doctors call a cardiac arrest).

It’s not good news.

But if someone around knows what to do, they can save a life. That person can be you.

You can save a life really, really easily.

All you need to do is learn CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). Basically, it’s pressing on the person’s chest with your hands.

Once you’ve recognised someone’s heart has stopped, the number one thing to know is that you can’t do any harm.

It’s impossible to hurt someone in cardiac arrest because they’re already dead.

What if you break their ribs? Who cares! Would you rather be alive with a broken rib or dead? It’s that simple.

Can you be sued? Absolutely not. The law is very robust and you won’t be sued for having a go.

Worried about how many breaths to do? Don’t be. Hands only is fine.

All you have to do is press hard and fast in the centre of the chest with the heel of your hand.

If you’re still not sure how fast, Stayin’ Alive from the Bee Gees is about the right beat.

You need to act fast because every minute that goes by without anyone doing anything reduces the odds of survival by 10 per cent.

At 10 minutes, if no-one’s done anything, the person is dead. At about four minutes, irreversible brain damage starts setting in.

So even if an ambulance is called straight away, there’s a good chance help will arrive too late.

But doing CPR means that person may be able to hang on until help arrives. That’s because CPR pushes blood up from the person’s heart into their brain.

Restarting a heart

CPR will help keep someone alive, but restarting a heart needs a defibrillator. Many buildings have portable defibrillators (also known as AEDs) that anyone can use. They give voice instructions to tell you what to do. A helper should always look for one while CPR is done. It’s in your hands.

Some 30,000 people have a cardiac arrest in Australia each year and 90 per cent of them will die.

Cardiac arrest kills more people than lung and breast cancer, trauma and stroke all combined.

It’s not just common and lethal. It’s a problem everyone can do something about right now.

It needs all Australians to learn how to press on someone’s chest.

It needs the two hands at the end of your arms. And that’s it.

Learn Provide First Aid HLTAID003 and Provide CPR HLTAID001 with Simple Instruction at the DYRSL (Dee Why RSL) on the beautiful Northern Beaches. We cater for Northern Beaches locals so they don’t have to travel in to the City of Sydney. Locals from all over the Northern Beaches (Belrose, Avalon, Manly, Dee Why, Brookvale, Balgowlah, Cromer) and the North Shore ( Mosman, Cammeray, Chatswood, North Sydney, Crows Nest) have been raving about Simple Instruction’s First Aid and CPR course since 2009. We are the leading First Aid and CPR provider in Sydney. Book a first aid or CPR course today.

Simple Instruction also partners with www.onlinewhitecardaustralia.com.au

Allen’s Training

National Online White Card Course

September 27th, 2016

Online White Card Australia is the leading provider for online white card training in ALL states and Territories. We are competitive in price and have support systems for our clients throughout the learning, easy to use, online format.

The Northern Beaches local White Card provider www.onlinewhitecardaustralia.com.au

State Recognition:

Online White Card Australia is accepted in all states and territories in Australia.

Safe Work Australia has received agreement from all states and territories to implement the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work. This provides for a consistent approach to construction induction training across Australia. It will also means that White Cards from any Australian state or territory are recognised nationally.

Course Outline

The key areas covered by this course include:

Identifying relevant standards and legislation requirements related to working on a construction site
Identifying construction hazards and control measures
Identify ways to communicate risks and hazards to superiors and workers on site
Applying basic risk management principles and assessment of construction work
Identifying responsibilities and rights of workers and supervisors on site
Applying safe work practices whilst working on construction sites

Inclusions
Our online course was built from the ground up by industry experts. It is designed to be easy to use, easy to understand and works on multiple devices and platforms.
For groups, we offer face to face training conducted by an experienced instructor with strong knowledge of relevant legislation and Australian Standards and practices of occupational health and safety on a construction site. This includes practical hands-on training.

Each Trainee Must Provide
Participants must:

Be at least 14 years of age
Have access to valid ID (e.g. Driver’s Licence) – otherwise card cannot be issued
Have at least a Year 8 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills
Have the ability to read and write English
NSW face to face participants: Must provide 100 points of identification which meet the requirements of NSW WorkCover as outlined here.
For online training, participants must:

Things to do in Manly – First Aid or CPR ?

September 27th, 2016

Looking for things to do in and around Manly and the Northern Beaches these holidays?

Hello Manly http://www.hellomanly.com.au/events has some great ideas for tourists and locals to experience the Northern Beaches, Sydney.

Why not complete a Provide First Aid HLTAID003 or Provide CPR HLTAID001 course with Simple Instruction on the Northern Beaches. We are centrally located at The DYRSL (Dee Why RSL) and have been a part of the Northern Beaches Community for 7 years. We are the number one First Aid provider on the Northern Beaches and conduct our courses through Allen’s Training.

Why not complete a course in the holidays to stay safe for the Summer.

www.simpleinstruction.com.au

Are you looking for part-time work on a construction site, looking to up skill with White Card, hoping to do the white card online? Please log onto our sister website www.onlinewhitecardaustralia.com.au

Northern Beaches First Aid Course – Dee Why, Brookvale, Manly, Belrose, Palm Beach, Mosman, Narrabeen

August 16th, 2016

Simple Instruction is the leading training course provider for the Northern Beaches and Sydney. Simple Instrcution specialises in First Aid and CPR courses, conducting training in Provide First Aid HLTAID003, Provide CPR HLTAID001, Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting HLTAID004 and the Police Mask Training.

Our trainers are Northern Beaches locals and give back to the Northern Beaches Community where possible with reduced course costs for local schools including Narrabeen Sports High School, Pittwater High School and Barrenjoey High School. By giving back to our community through education, we are making the Northern Beaches a safer place for everyone.

Simple Instruction conducts our training courses at the Dee Why RSL which is centrally located on Northern Beaches of Sydney. We look forward to having you a at course soon in Dee Why. If you would like a private course, please contact Ian via email.

Online White Card courses are also conducted through Simple Instruction’s sister company Online White Card Australia www.onlinewhitecardaustralia.com.au . Online White Card Australia is the leader in this field and provides training to not only the Northern Beaches and Sydney but also all states and territories.

Manly First Aid – Training Course on the Northern Beaches

July 19th, 2016

Would you know what to do in the situation below. The Manly Daily report shows a calm and collected man performing First Aid on himself. Do you have the skills in an emergency situation to provide first aid to your loved ones who are living on the Northern Beaches or in Sydney. Learn a life skill by coming to a Simple Instruction First Aid or CPR course at the DYRSL ( Dee Why RSL) centrally located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. We provide accredited Provide First Aid HLTAID003, Provide CPR HLTAID001 and Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting HLTAID004. We also come to you and complete private courses.

A tree lopper suffered an horrific accident while he was suspended up in a tree in Frenchs Forest earlier this week.

Police say the 31-year old man from Hinchinbrook was working on a tree in John Oxley Drive around midday on Monday when the accident occurred.

The man had been using harnesses, ropes, chainsaws and other specialised equipment to climb the tree and remove the branches, but while he was cutting the branch using the chainsaw, the saw bounced back at him and cut his left arm.

The man was able to get to his first aid kit which was ­attached to his belt and perform first aid on himself.

It’s understood he used a bandage to cover his arm to stop the bleeding.

He then lowered himself down from the tree and wait for the ambulance to arrive.

Police say the man was conscious although he had lost a lot of blood.

A spokesman from NSW Ambulance said the man was taken to Royal North Shore hospital for treatment.

It’s understood he’s since been released.

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