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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.

Manage First Aid – Heat Stroke

January 9th, 2017

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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.

Northern Beaches and Sydney CBD Safety – Provide First Aid HLTAID003 and Provide CPR HLTAID001 course

October 24th, 2016

LAURA SULLIVAN, CENtRAL
October 18, 2016 2:57pm

A DEADLY snake was seen slithering along George St, Sydney sending people into a panic.

Snake handler, Harley Jones from Snake’s in the City, was called to George St around 2.20pm with reports of a red-bellied black snake on the loose.

Mr Jones was contacted by police and two other witnesses to remove the snake from the busy area outside a hotel.

After taking the full grown red-bellied black snake to a Crows Nest vet, Mr Jones said the snake has a good chance of survival despite having blood on its head.

“The snake’s injury is as much of a mystery as why it was there in the first place,” he said.

“There was quite a lot of blood on the footpath, it could be a lung injury.”

Mr Jones said he was pleasantly surprised by the amount of people concerned for the snake’s welfare.

“People were more curious than scared, which is really fantastic to see,” he said.

The venue manager at the Morrison Bar said staff rushed to close the doors and call police as soon as they saw there was a snake out the front.

He said the snake appeared to be injured and distressed, with a large amount of blood on it’s head.
“The staff couldn’t believe what they were seeing and covered the snake up straight away,” the venue manager said.

“You don’t expect to see a massive deadly snake in the city while you are relaxing and having a drink.”

He said none of the patrons appeared to be injured or stressed by the situation.
A picture of a one-month old baby red-bellied black snake. Picture: Jono Searle
Mr Jones said finding a snake in the CBD was far from a regular thing for him.

“It is very unusual to find a red-bellied black snake in front of a hotel, in the middle of the city,” Mr Jones said.

The venom is poisonous and symptoms include bleeding and or swelling at the bite site, nausea, vomiting, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, sweating, local or general muscle pain and weakness, and red-brown urine.

Although there are a number of bites each year, very few human deaths have resulted and most deaths were in earlier times.

Often bite victims experience only mild or negligible symptoms but some end up in hospital.

But there is a greater risk for children and pets.

The snakes grow to an average size of 1.5 to 2m, with males growing slightly larger. But they can grow up to about 2.5m.

Yes folks its that time of year again. Snakes are coming out to look for food. Make sure you are ready in case a family member gets a snake bite, learn first aid in a nationally recognised first aid course on the Northern Beaches. We are the best first aid course in Sydney and we offer training with a defibrillator to all participants. Book now for a day you wont forget. Simple Instruction is centrally located at the Dee Why RSL DYRSL and caters Provide First Aid HLTAID003 and Provide CPR HLTAID001 courses for all Northern Beaches and North Shore locals from Avalon, Narrabeen, Mona Vale and Warriewood to Belrose, Frenchs Forest, Beacon Hill to Manly, Dee Why, Freshwater and Brookvale to Mosman, Cammeray and Neutral Bay.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

What is HLTAID004?

July 12th, 2016

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

Information about the course

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.

The unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies. This unit of competency will contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulation (2011).

This unit of competency has been approved by ACECQA and meets the requirements of “First Aid, Asthma & Anaphylaxis”.

http://www.acecqa.gov.au/

Prerequisite:

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Target audience:

Those employed in the child care and education industry.

Award issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment:

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
Initial Course duration:

Mixed Mode: Completion of pre-course study plus 7 hours practical training
Face to Face: 10 hours face to face training
Refresher Course duration:

7 hours face to face training
Important information regarding course durations:

Course durations, as mentioned above, are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 participants. If there are less students in a group, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%. If a class size exceeds 15 participants it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of participants.

Pre Course study options

There are a few different options for completing your pre-course study.

We recommend our First Aid News Video as it is the most convenient option.

Other options include

Ebook
Online training
Hard copy coloured workbook
Click here to find out more information

The pre course study includes a question paper consisting of 65 multi choice questions. You must take the completed paper with you to the training course.

Allen’s Training – First Aid Course Northern Beaches

June 14th, 2016

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/northern-beaches/local-health-authorites-warn-against-spike-in-asthma-during-cooler-months/news-story/e9aa72895b295ba665fb72b23f33bf03

Local health authorites warn against spike in asthma during cooler months
June 7, 2016 3:29pm
Rod BennettManly Daily

Lachlan Rose.
Manly  Vale pharmacist Lachlan Rose has confirmed the cold weather usually means an increase in people seeking asthma-related ­products.

Recent statistics from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show that hospitalisations for children with asthma peak in late autumn and early winter, according to National Asthma Council of Australia.

Mona Vale Hospital Emergency Department director Andrew Ratchford agreed.

“Throughout winter we see increased numbers of hospital presentations and admissions in children with wheeze – both bronchiolitis and asthma,” Dr Ratchford said.

“Both the change in the weather and the increase in viral infections (such as viral upper respiratory infections) make them susceptible to this.”

Lachlan Rose is a Manly Vale pharmacist who is talking about asthma this time of year.
Dr Ratchford said asthmatics needed to be extra vigilant during winter.

“It is advisable for people with asthma to take extra control of their asthma symptoms, follow their plan and see their doctor if concerned,” he said.

Mr Rose said there were various asthma triggers, such as dust, pollen and exercise.

“Winter presents two more: cooler/dryer air, and an increase in colds and flu,” he said. “Lung infections can cause a flair up.”

Yet, despite all the warnings, he said more often than not, people do not have an asthma plan.

“They might have one in their head that they follow but it’s good to have one written down as it cements the process,” he said. “It’s also helpful for other family members to be able to see what’s needed if they’re required to take responsibility.”

Mr Rose suggested there might be a shorter season for asthma complaints, given this year’s extended summer.

He said there was now a much wider range of inhaler products on the market.

Book a First Aid course with Simple Instruction on the Northern Beaches of Sydney today! Simple Instruction is the Northern Beaches number 1 first aid and CPR training provider. Simple Instruction offers courses HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting and HLTAID001 Provide CPR at our centrally located training facility at the DYRSL (Dee Why RSL).

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