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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 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

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Northern Beaches local – Guy Leech knows the importance of early Defibrillation and early CPR

April 11th, 2016

Nth Beaches – Manly Daily

Ironman Guy Leech wants TV friend’s death to make a difference, asking for firms to buy lifesaving device
April 5, 2016 12:00am
Sarah Swain – Manly Daily
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/northern-beaches/ironman-guy-leech-wants-tv-friends-death-to-make-a-difference-asking-for-firms-to-buy-lifesaving-device/news-story/083d445b2256a1c3d0d833f9cae9ac1a

A CELEBRITY fitness trainer has launched a campaign to get lifesaving medical devices into businesses and homes after losing a beloved friend to a heart attack.

World champion ironman and surf lifesaver, Guy Leech, wants firms, and even families, to invest in $2000 easy-to-use defibrillators which could mean the difference between life and death.

He believes his friend Charles Stewart, 63, known as Chucky, could have survived if one of the devices had been close when he had a heart attack in Manly, in January.

Guy Leech with his friend Charles Stewart, journalist and film maker, who died from a sudden heart attack in Manly this year. Picture: Supplied.
Leech, from Curl Curl, has trained stars including Madonna and George Clooney. He had been friends with the journalist, writer and filmmaker who used to work for Channel 9 on The Today Show, Wide World of Sports and Sports Sunday for 20 years.

He said he was like “an older brother” to him.

Chucky, from Seaforth, took part in Leech’s paddling group three times a week at Manly Cove, and was ‘strong and fit’ according to Leech

But on January 4, tragedy struck.

While the group was out in the harbour, Leech got a message that Chucky was heading back because he “wasn’t feeling 100 per cent”.

Leech want’s Chucky’s death to make a difference. He’s teamed up with defibrillator firm Physio-Control to get more into companies and homes. Picture: Troy Snook
And when the group got back to Manly Cove not long after, they noticed a man being given CPR on the grass near the beach.

Leech was shocked to realise it was his friend. He took over CPR until an ambulance arrived and a defibrillator brought back a faint heartbeat.

But it was too late, and Chucky’s life support was switched off at the Royal North Shore Hospital six days later.

Now Leech wants Chucky’s death to make a difference. He’s teamed up with defibrillator firm Physio-Control to get more into companies and homes.

Guy Leech is a former champion ironman and surf lifesaver.

Guy Leech tried to save his friend after he was found collapsed from a heart attack. Picture: Troy Snook
“It’s the difference between life and death,” he said. “More than 500 people a week have heart attacks or strokes. Unless a defibrillator is put on you within about three minutes you’ve got a 10 per cent chance of survival.

“The average time for an ambulance to arrive is 12 or 13 minutes.

“I don’t want Chucky’s death to be something that just goes by. He would want something to come from it.”

For details, visit guyleech.com.

Book your First Aid and CPR course with Simple Instruction at our Dee Why RSL training rooms. All courses include learning how to use the defibrillator. www.simpleinstruction.com.au

Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting HLTAID004 Course

June 22nd, 2014

Simple Instruction is now offering the new course code of HLTAID004 to cater for the ever increasing changes to the Educational and Child care requirements. Although we have been offering the the combined course of First Aid and Asthma and Anaphylaxis for a number of years, it is great to offer the Provide an Emergency First Aid and response in an Educational and Care Setting HLTAID004 on the Northern Beaches and North Shore of Sydney.

Simple Instruction conducts private courses for all Childcare organisations and centres. Please contact Ian – 0411 557 405 or ian@simpleinstruction.com.au

 

First Aid in the Fitness Industry

August 24th, 2011

Gyms under spotlight after man’s death

Updated August 18, 2011 12:56:00

 Video: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-17/melbourne-gym-death-findings-released/2844062
Coroner calls for first aid training in gyms (7pm TV News VIC)
The coroner has recommended mandatory first-aid training for gym staff.

A Victorian coroner is calling for greater regulation of the
fitness industry after the death of a 29-year-old man at a Melbourne gym.

David Thomas went without CPR immediately after suffering a heart attack in
2007 because there was only one worker on duty and her first-aid training was
out of date.

The coroner found his death was not preventable, but on Wednesday recommended
the State Government introduce regulations for mandatory first-aid training for
gym staff.

Mr Thomas’s sister Jenny Cursio says her family has been fighting for four
years to improve industry regulations.

“We never wanted it to become anything more than a vehicle where we could
make a change,” she said.

The Thomas family’s lawyer, John Cain, says the Government must act
swiftly.

“The clear message from the coroner is that the industry regulation that has
existed to date has failed, it’s inadequate,” he said.

“What the coroner is saying is the Government needs to step in, fill that
void, and introduce some regulations.”

The gym’s owner, Fitness First, supports the move.

Topics: accidents—other, accidents, disasters-and-accidents, courts-and-trials, law-crime-and-justice, melbourne-3000, vic

First posted August 17, 2011 19:33:23

 

Comments (14)

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  • ABC (Moderator):

    17 Aug 2011 8:29:45pm

    Do you think gyms need tougher regulations?

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    • hairy nosed wombat:

      17 Aug 2011 9:02:49pm

      All gyms and public swimming pools should have Automated External
      Defibrillators (AEDs). There is very good evidence for this – they would save a
      few lives a year across Australia, and are only a couple of thousand
      dollars.

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    • TigerLee:

      17 Aug 2011 11:54:59pm

      I’m a regular weight trainer and frequent the gym and believe that everyone
      does need to be sensible and be responsible for themselves. If you know yourself
      and your body well enough and you are honest with yourself then you should know
      your limits, etc. Having said that, there needs to be more guidance in the gym
      and DEFINITELY people with First Aid training on the gym floor – not just one
      person. Not sure that this environment should be too heavily regulated – don’t
      we have enough of that but something needs to happen. Gyms need to be more
      responsible and sensible when it comes to its patrons and their health &
      safety.

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  • Lindsay Cooper:

    17 Aug 2011 8:39:48pm

    No! We have more than enough regulations now and many of them don’t work
    as intended. Regulations concerning drugs just keep the price up.

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  • peter of mitcham:

    17 Aug 2011 8:59:25pm

    Yes I do! Personally I wouldn’t go anywhere near them but my wife attended
    one of those “women only” gyms. How does that work? Isn’t it against the law to
    discriminate against someone in providing a service on the basis of their
    gender? Anyway this mob was downright dangerous in the pressure they put on
    people. Them and their stupid little school games trying to shame people into
    exercising harder. I think they should be tightly regulated. Take down the “No
    Pain No Gain” signs and put up one that says “A Fitter Person Is Not Necessarily
    A Better Person”

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  • Founder:

    17 Aug 2011 8:59:52pm

    Most of the time I go to the Gym there is no one on duty.
    Will they ban
    the 24 hour gyms?

    People do need to take some responsibility for their
    own lives.

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    • Michael:

      17 Aug 2011 11:01:16pm

      I completely agree. Let people be responsible for their own decisions. I know
      that I want to be.

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    • Foundette:

      17 Aug 2011 11:47:19pm

      “People do need to take some responsibility for their own lives.”

      How
      would they do that? By administering first aid to themselves after they’ve
      collapsed?

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  • Lawrie:

    17 Aug 2011 9:09:56pm

    No! While I don’t use a gym, I run and work out with weights in my own home.
    What ever happened to personal responsibility? Take control of your life. If you
    slip over in a supermarket, you should have taken more care, instead of
    expecting to sue the supermarket for ‘their negligence’. If you have a fatal
    heart attack walking up steps, sad, but that is life.

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  • Jeppa:

    17 Aug 2011 9:17:12pm

    Gyms do need to take occupational health and safety more seriously than they
    do. They are high risk areas, but there seldom seems to be anyone qualified to
    deal with injuries or illnesses available. At any other high risk workplace, not
    having a staff member with a current first aid certificate would be completely
    unacceptable.

    Whether the government is able to – or even should – change
    the way gym managers choose to run their facilities is another question. A
    better approach would be for consumers to ask serious questions about safety and
    the qualifications of *all* staff before signing up. There are plenty of gyms
    out there to choose from.

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  • CVL:

    17 Aug 2011 9:28:34pm

    Absolutely – I’ve seen some appalling behaviour from on-duty gym
    “instructors”, from running away to laughing when people have seriously injured
    themselves on the equipment. And then there are those 2-3 hour windows that
    every gym I’ve been a member of has where there are no staff on
    duty.

    Clearly the only way forward is through the threat of government
    sanctions on an organisation and/or an individual.

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  • rod:

    17 Aug 2011 9:29:30pm

    No

    I suppose first aid training is desirable for anyone, but there is
    no extra risk in a Gym over anything else you do.

    I just think we need
    less rules and more common sense.

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  • FitnessEmployee:

    17 Aug 2011 9:52:19pm

    In SA, it is an industry standard that gym instructors, personal trainers and
    fitness instructors have up to date CPR and First Aid along with relevant
    qualifications. It is also common sense as fitness facilities have a duty of
    care over all people in their centre, so why wouldn’t a facility ensure staff
    know what they’re doing? Good centres hound their employees when certificates
    fall out of date; even better ones provide training regularly to ensure no one
    has an excuse. I have never worked in a centre that will employ someone without
    first aid and CPR training (and I’ve worked in LOTS of SA fitness facilities).

    I have worked at a centre where a client has died from a heart attack
    and staff were quick to respond and keep the client alive until paremedics
    arrived. Often, despite all the best cues and care and precautions from fitness
    centre staff, people just have heart attacks or other health issues. In the case
    I was exposed to, it was caused by something unpreventable, whether the client
    was at the gym, at home, or at a hospital.

    People do need to accept
    personal responsibility and recognise their boundaries when exercising AND staff
    have a responsibility to provide safe and effective information regarding a
    person’s exercise regieme and known health issues. This is why many choose to
    exercise under supervision of fitness facilities rather than on their
    own.

    If you feel you are not getting this from your fitness centre, ask
    them why, as its a legal requirement (and common sense). It might also be time
    to shop around for another gym!

    Regarding “shaming” participants into
    exercise: every instructor is different, same as doctors, nurses, physios,
    lawyers, etc. and if you don’t like their personality, try another instructor.
    Some do use pushier techniques (like what you imagine or see on TV), but more
    use motivational psychology and encouragement as these are proven to get better
    long-term results which ultimately serves the industry better and provides job
    security!

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  • Teubes:

    17 Aug 2011 10:31:21pm

    The gym supports it ? if I owned the gym I would of already trained all staff
    in 1st aid and installed AEDs. A big gym like fitness first should already have
    this in place. You would think, wouldn’t you ?

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1 Day First Aid and CPR Courses – Northern Beaches.

July 9th, 2011

Do you and your staff hold an up-to-date First Aid certificate? Do your staff meet strict workplace requirements? Do your staff need to update their Perform CPR component or obtain a Perform CPR certificate? (Note: CPR Component needs to be updated every year)

Simple Instruction is a local Northern Beaches First aid and CPR training provider that offers you the ability to equip your staff with the skills to provide initial emergency First Aid care should the unfortunate arise. All our courses are VETAB accredited and conducted under the auspices and in partnership with Allen’s Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 (ABN 63 114 756 857). Our instructors provide real life and relevant skills that will be useful within your industry.

What we offer:

  • Apply First Aid training (formerly known as Senior First aid) courses that start from $110 for a re-certification (holding a current certificate) and $120 if staff need to complete the online or paper workbooks. Perform CPR refresher course $45.
  • 6hrs of Face-to-face components and courses that can be run at your facility at a time that suits you. EG) Split over 2 nights, 3 hrs each night.
  • We also run public courses at The Brookvale Hotel at weekends, on a regular basis. (check the website for dates – www.simpleinstruction.com.au)
  • Online Work books and paper work books can be completed in your own time.
  • We have qualified trainers with years of experience who hold a current Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.
  • Training is nationally approved under VETAB guidelines.
  • Instructors have gained a Bachelor of Education with 4 years University education, are down to earth, have years of experience and understand how adults learn.
  • We are flexible, and will cater towards your needs.
  • Group bookings welcomed.
  • We are able to quote a fair price for any course.

Simple Instruction understands the importance of giving back to the Northern Beaches community. By booking a course with Simple Instruction we conduct discounted courses for all secondary schools. Getting our youth trained in emergency care is our vision for a more caring community.

Check the website for current dates.

Ian Wood

Manly CPR refresher course, Northern Beaches, Sydney.

April 28th, 2011

Simple Instruction’s Perform CPR refresher course is now $15 cheaper than most training organisations in Sydney. The Perform CPR training course is now $45.

Simple Instruction also offers the Perform CPR course within our public courses that are held regularly at The Brookvale Hotel / Pub. Our upcoming dates are the : 21/05/2011 and the 11th of June 2011. The Perform CPR course is conducted in the afternoon session from 1pm till 3pm of the Apply First Aid Training Course (formerly called Senior First Aid) check the website for any updated course dates.

Our Perform CPR refresher courses can also be conducted within your own training facility at a time that suits you. Simple Instruction understands the importance of being flexible with small businesses and we will work with you as best we can to get your staff trained.

Many thanks and congratulations to some great local businesses for booking and completing courses from the Northern Beaches should be made to: Fitness First Dee Why, Fitness First Mona Vale, Belrose Kindergarten, Rodborough Road Child Care and Top Gear Australia.

This course is quick, Simple and a necessary requirement for nurses, teachers, police, personal trainers, construction sites, council workers, child care facilities and many other industries.

Pleases contact Simple instruction if you would like to book a course on 0411 557 405 or by emailing ian@simpleinstruction.com.au .

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Northern Beaches, Sydney, one day First Aid course. DRSABCD – CPR guidelines have changed.

March 21st, 2011

Any attempt at CPR is better than none at all !

'If people are unwilling or unable to do ventilations, they should at least do chest compressions.'

‘If people are unwilling or unable to do ventilations, they should at least do chest compressions.’

17/03/2011- Revised national resuscitation guidelines highlight the need to get help as soon as possible, perform compressions before ventilations and give quality cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

Issued by the Australian Resuscitation Council, the revised guidelines reflect recent scientific evidence that has been evaluated and published by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation.

Council chairman, UWA Winthrop Professor Ian Jacobs said getting help immediately was important because it was very difficult for someone to perform consistent, uninterrupted, quality CPR on their own.  And despite studies suggesting that providing ventilations during CPR had no added benefit in terms of survival over providing chest compressions only, Professor Jacobs said ventilation was still extremely important.

“Ventilation remains an important part of the resuscitation process and if people are trained and competent in resuscitation they should do conventional CPR, which involves both ventilation and compression,” he said.  “If people are unwilling or unable to do ventilations, they should at least do chest compressions.  The bottom line is that any CPR is better than no CPR at all.

“We recommend that you check for responsiveness, open the airway and if the person’s not breathing normally, give chest compressions and then start ventilations.  Compressions should be delivered at a rate of at least 100 compressions per minute (about two compressions per second) followed by two ventilations.”

Professor Jacobs said the Australian Resuscitation Council would hold its 8th International Spark of Life Conference in Perth from April 7 to 9.

“The conference will provide a great opportunity for those at all levels involved in resuscitation to hear leading international and Australian speakers discuss resuscitation guidelines and the evidence behind them,” he said.

A registered nurse who became a paramedic before moving into academia, Professor Jacobs’ research is in emergency medicine, resuscitation and pre-hospital care.

Browse the MedicalSearch directory: Accident & Emergency Care

Source: The University of Western Australia

If you would like to get trained in CPR or First Aid come to one of Simple Instruction’s training courses which are being held most weekends on the beautiful Northern Beaches at The Brookvale Hotel / Pub. The Apply (Senior) First Aid course is conducted from 10am to 4pm and The Perform CPR refresher course is being conducted on the same day from 1pm to 3pm. Remember any attempt is better than not attempt at all. Get trained today by giving Ian a call on – 0411 557 405 or email ian@simpleinstruction.com.au .

Manly – Warringah Sea Eagles at The Brookvale Hotel.

March 11th, 2011

Good luck to the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles www.mwse.com.au  this weekend. The Sea Eagles are away this weekend playing the Melbourne Storm and have some promising new talents coming into the team which will complement some of the seasoned veterans. Even though we cannot go to Brookie Oval this weekend it would be great for all supporters to come together at The Brookvale Hotel / Pub and cheer on the Sea Eagles.

Support our local Northern Beaches Rugby league team the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles in the NRL every weekend by becoming a season member of the team. It is also important to support local businesses that support the Sea Eagles year in and year out. You can do this by checking out :http://www.mwse.com.au/default.aspx?s=sponsor-directory .

Although Simple Instruction is not a sponsor we constantly look for people/businesses that are supporting our community direct our business towards them.

Simple Instruction is trying make our community a safer, more pleasant, caring place for everyone. We are doing this by conducting Apply (Senior) First Aid and Perform CPR courses most weekends at The Brookvale Hotel / Pub which is a great venue for our training courses and an even better place to support the Sea Eagles.

Stopping a Nose Bleed – Northern Beaches First Aid Tips

March 9th, 2011

This is a very Simple video debunking the common misconceptions relating to nose bleeds. This is a brief video for my usual blog but I hope you all enjoy it.

If you would like any other information regarding First Aid please come to one of Simple Instruction’s Apply First Aid or Perform CPR training courses that are held at The Brookvale Hotel on Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches. Everyone from Manly to Belrose to Palm Beach as well as everyone else are welcome to participate in a fun, interactive day that could give you the skills to save someone’s life in an emergency situation.

Enjoy! (Sorry about the accent)

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