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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.

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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.

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

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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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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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Dee Why CPR and First Aid courses – Vital Emergency skills

July 12th, 2016

Renewing first aid qualifications

Simple Instruction is the Northern Beaches, Sydney First Aid and CPR company. Based out of the Dee Why RSL (DYRSL) we have been conducting the HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting for Certificate III (3) in Early Childhood Education and Care and the recommended HLTAID001 Provide CPR course. We also come out to your center and are more than happy to quote you a fair price.

ACECQA has updated its advice about renewing first aid qualifications. The information states the relevant regulation and includes Safe Work Australia’s Code of Practice recommendations. The following information is available as an FAQ on ACECQA’s website.

The Safe Work Australia First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice recommends that first aiders should attend training on a regular basis to refresh their first aid knowledge and skills, and to confirm their competence to provide first aid. The Code of Practice also recommends that refresher training in CPR should be undertaken annually and first aid qualifications should be renewed every three years.

Your certificate should state the date on which you completed the course, as well as the expiry date, which is typically three years from the date of completion. Your certificate may include additional requirements, such as completing refresher training in CPR annually.

Please contact your training provider to check any information about your training and speak to your employer to confirm your workplace requirements.

– See more at: http://www.acecqa.gov.au/acecqa-newsletter-issue-3-2016#sthash.DbvFpnCG.dpuf

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.

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Northern Beaches First Aid Course, HLTAID003, HLTAID004, HLTAID001

June 7th, 2016

Smartphone apps that will help you remember what to do in an emergency while travelling
April 5, 2016 8:50am
Louise SoutherdenEscape

Smartphone apps can help you remember what to do in an emergency.
COULD you save a life? That’s one question John Haines, the Melbourne-based developer of a new first-aid app for travellers, wants you to ask yourself, not just when you’re at home or work but on holiday too, because health emergencies can happen anywhere.

There are precautions you can take before you travel, such as taking out travel insurance (a worldwide annual policy offers the best value if you travel more than a few times a year), and making sure you’re up to date with basic vaccinations, such as tetanus, and medications for travel issues such as seasickness or malaria. See traveldoctor.com.au or visit your GP.

It’s a good idea to check health alerts for your destination; see traveldoctor.com.au, smartraveller.gov.au or cdc.gov (the US Center for Disease Control & Prevention). And a compact travel first-aid kit can be handy even when you’re not travelling off the beaten track.

But what happens when you’re on the road and faced with a situation beyond the reach of a dab of antiseptic and a few Band-Aids? Even if you’ve done a first-aid course recently (St John Ambulance Australia trains nearly half a million people a year), what are the odds you’ll remember what to do, when you need to do it?

Cue the first-aid app, which gives you access to expert knowledge when you need it.

Two of the most-downloaded first-aid apps are those developed by Australian Red Cross (redcross.org.au, free) and St John Ambulance Australia (stjohn.org.au/apps, $5.99). Both cover more than a dozen health emergencies, from heatstroke to heart attacks, how to perform CPR (30 chest compressions and two breaths until emergency help arrives), and how to determine if someone is, say, having an allergic reaction or has broken a bone.

Be prepared when packing for a holiday.
There’s also Haines’ new travel-specific First Aid Fast app ($2.99 on iTunes or Android), launched in January, which automatically adjusts to your destination. This means that whether you’re in Thailand or Tuscany (or Tamworth), you can use it to call an ambulance, give the operator your exact location and get directions to the nearest medical centre or hospital, as well as for step-by-step first-aid instructions and video clips for various emergencies. The app also works offline, although some features such as the emergency-call function require mobile reception.

“People die for ridiculous reasons,” says Haines, a former flight paramedic and author of numerous first-aid books, who runs first-aid courses through his family business, Australian First Aid (australianfirstaid.com.au).

“But the two main causes of needless deaths and injuries are delays in getting professional help and a lack of basic first aid, and that’s what motivated me to develop this app. It’s an easy, affordable way to help people save each other’s lives, no matter where in the world they are.”

The Scouts were right. It’s always good to “be prepared”.

And for situations you can’t foresee, the next best thing is to be first-aid aware: by familiarising yourself with basic first aid and getting a first-aid app on your smartphone.

Hopefully, you’ll never need to use it, but having first aid at your fingertips will have one important side effect: peace of mind, wherever you are in the world.

What a great idea! The HLTAID001, HLTAID003 and HLTAID004 First Aid and CPR courses are so easy to complete on the Northern Beaches of Sydney at the Dee Why RSL (DYRSL). We want all out Northern Beaches community to be safe while travelling overseas and while at home. I am happy to say I have completed Provide First Aid courses HLTAID003 in Manly, Palm Beach, Chatswood, Narrabeen, Davidson, Brookvale, Belrose and Beaconhill in the month of May and provided various public courses at the Dee Why RSL. We have had over 200 people trained in the month of May and this is only a good thing for the Northern beaches community as it makes me feel safe in emergency situations.

Please book in online with Simple Instruction today. We are the easiest, cheapest and friendliest First Aid provider on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Allen’s Training is our co-provider RTO 90909

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