Posts Tagged ‘First aid’

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.

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

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

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.

All courses are conducted under www.allenstraining.com.au

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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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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.

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.

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

Provide CPR Training Courses vital and available on the Northern Beaches

July 5th, 2016

Simple Instruction is not St John’s Ambulance but we provide accredited training on the Northern Beaches, Sydney that is vital to all school students learning and just as effective. Simple Instruction is a local first aid and CPR provider and have been conducting courses in Northern Beaches schools since 2009. We conduct fundraisers for school and are happy to support any Northern Beaches cause.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/the-hills/never-too-young-to-save-someones-life/news-story/c78acdba7c8c26ebcf4391266fbc0a54

Boy, 9, saves little brother’s life after he stops breathing while parents rush him to hospital

Bev Jordan, Hills Shire Times
March 28, 2016 2:02pm

WHEN his five-year-old brother Ben stopped breathing, Zachary Redwood calmly performed lifesaving CPR..

Earlier this month, the Baulkham Hills boy celebrated his ninth birthday with his little brother and extremely proud and grateful parents by his side.

Zach learnt CPR last year at a first-aid training course run by long-time St John volunteers and his scout leaders at 2nd Baulkham Hills Scout Group, Jennie and Taylor Page.

Three-year-old Ben with his big brother Zach, 9.
The boys’ father Julian said Ben ate a Snickers bar at a birthday party, then vomited up the peanuts. About 30 minutes later he had trouble breathing.

“We thought he might be having an asthma attack but he did not respond to treatment,” Mr Redwood said.

“At this point we realised this was now an emergency situation and decided to rush Ben to hospital.”

Mum Jenny drove Zach and Ben in her car while Mr Redwood followed in another car.

“During the trip to the hospital Ben stopped breathing, his lips turned blue, eyes rolled into the back of his head and he lost consciousness,” said Mr Redwood. “My wife was distraught.”

Ben and Zach at their Baulkham Hills home.
Mrs Redwood pulled over to the side of the road and Zach calmly put his first-aid lesson into practice, performing CPR on Ben as he had been taught to do.

“I just took my seatbelt off and I just breathed into him,” Zach said.

Mr Redwood said: “After a few minutes some colour returned to Ben’s face and lips and he regained consciousness.”

When the family arrived at The Children’s Hospital, Westmead, they were told they were lucky Zach had known how to perform CPR.

“I felt really helpless and scared,” Mrs Redwood said.

“Just knowing what to do is so important.”

Zach (right) learned CPR at a first aid course at the 2nd Baulkham Hills Scout Group.
Ms Page said she couldn’t think of the story without getting emotional.

“I am so proud of (Zach),” she said.

“I feel children are never too young to learn CPR.

“Even if they can’t do it themselves because of their size, there is always a chance they can instruct an adult should the need arise.”

Julian Redwood with his sons Ben and Zac.
What to Do

■ Check for danger

■ Check if the affected person is conscious

■ If not, call 000

■ If yes, make the person comfortable

■ If unconscious, open the mouth, clear the airway

■ Check breathing

■ Start CPR if not breathing — 30 compressions, two breaths, then repeat

■ Place in recovery position when conscious

Zach (right) used the first-aid skills he learnt at Scouts to save his brother Ben’s life.
Jennie Page, a St John Ambulance superintendent and 2nd Baulkham Hills Scout Leader, said learning CPR should be compulsory in schools.

She has been running annual workshops for her cubs and scouts with the help of her daughter Taylor and other St John cadets for 10 years.

“I firmly believe that all school-age children should be taught first aid, including CPR.

“You can never be too young to know how to save a life,” she told the Times.

“Even if they can’t do it themselves because of their size there is always a chance they can instruct an adult should the need arise.

“We have had three reports of children saving lives in the past 18 months,” Mrs Page said.

She said she wished all primary schools took up the free St John Ambulance First Aid in Schools program. Last year, more than 20,400 students took part in the program.

There are two programs available. One is aimed at years 3 and 4 students and the other is for students in years 5 and 6.

Up to 40 St John volunteers deliver the program across NSW.

For details, call 9745 8740 or email schoolsprogram@stjohnnsw.com.au.

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