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Provide First Aid Certificate (Formerly Apply and Senior First Aid)

October 23rd, 2017

Apply the first aid knowledge you learn from a Simple Instruction Provide First Aid and CPR course held at the Dee Why RSL on the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney NSW. Simple Instruction is the leading HLTAID001 (Provide CPR), HLTAID003 (Provide First Aid) and HLTAID004 (Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting(childcare first aid)) in Sydney and love working with our Northern Beaches locals to make the Manly Warringah area a safe place.

We offer courses to all our locals and will attend private course across Sydney. More recently we ahve completed courses in Avalon, Balgowlah, Brookvale, Belrose, Manly, Narrabeen, Dee Why, Mona Vale, Frenchs Foorest, Mosman, Cremorne, North Sydney and Cammeray. We tailor our course to all industries and love attending our local business partners in fitness, health and many more.

By updating your first aid an CPR skills you are helping those close to you including family (baby), workmates and friends. Apply the knowledge that you learn in our relevant, fun, easy, online, cheap and energetic course to real life scenarios.

Allen’s Training is our RTO 90909 and we conduct all courses under their auspices. Do better than St John’s!

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Northern Beaches Council – Training Course for Students and Parents

July 4th, 2016

The Northern Beaches Council (Manly Council, Warringah Council and Pittwater Council) are very proud to invite Dr Michael Carr-Gregg who is presenting the Surviving Year 12 training course at Narrabeen Sports High School and Glenn Street Theater in Belrose. This is a great initiative by the Northern Beaches council and is one of the first joint events put on for youth as an amalgamated council.

http://www.warringah.nsw.gov.au/play/whats/warringah-council-events/surviving-year-12-0

Simple Instruction is a Northern Beaches First Aid and CPR provider who wants our youth to be happy healthy and safe in all areas of their lives. Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, one of Australia’s leading authorities on teenage behaviour will talk to senior students, parents and carers about how to study smarter, deal with stress and anxiety, keep things in perspective and enjoy Year 12.

For further education training courses including, Provide First Aid HLTAID003 (Formerly known as Senior First Aid and Apply First Aid, Provide an emergency first aid response in an education or care setting HLATID004 and Provide CPR HLTAID001 please make a booking on www.simpleinstruction.com.au

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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First Aid and CPR in Manly, Northern Beaches, Sydney.

April 13th, 2016

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/scuba-diver-feared-drowned-near-manly-20160121-gmb8dq.html
Solo scuba diver dies after incident at Shelly Beach in Manly
Date
January 22, 2016
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Lucy Cormack

Scuba diver missing near Manly
One diver was in critical condition and another feared drowned at Shelly Beach near Manly late Thursday afternoon. Vision: Seven News.
A scuba diver has died after being pulled from the water on Sydney’s northern beaches.

Police and paramedics were called to Shelly Beach in Manly just after 5pm on Thursday to reports that a man was in trouble in the water.

The 62-year-old was taken to Manly Hospital, where he died on Thursday night. It is believed he was diving alone at the popular dive spot.

Shelly Beach, Manly, where a diver was pulled from the water in a critical condition.
Shelly Beach, Manly, where a diver was pulled from the water in a critical condition. Photo: James Brickwood
A NSW Ambulance spokesperson said paramedics were called about 5.05pm.

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“We’ve got one patient in the water … in [cardiac] arrest, CPR was performed and they were taken to Manly Hospital in a critical condition.”

Initial reports from witnesses led authorities to believe there might have been a second missing diver in the water. Water police and a single helicopter searched the area before heavy rain forced the search to be called off.

Onlookers wait with police at Shelly Beach, where a diver was pulled from the water.
Onlookers wait with police at Shelly Beach, where a diver was pulled from the water. Photo: James Brickwood
“We did a fairly extensive search and spoke to a number of people and we don’t believe there was a second person,” a NSW Police spokesperson said.

On Thursday afternoon, Channel Nine reported that two divers had “gone into cardiac arrest after being hit by lightning at Shelly Beach” but this was not confirmed.

Photos of the scene were shared on social media on Thursday afternoon.

A helicopter circles Shelly Beach, Manly, in search of a suspected second diver. It was later confirmed there was only …
A helicopter circles Shelly Beach, Manly, in search of a suspected second diver. It was later confirmed there was only one diver. Photo: Trina Latham
Police from the Northern Beaches Local Area Command are preparing a report for the coroner.
Ambulances at the scene at Shelly Beach.
Ambulances at the scene at Shelly Beach. Photo: Trina Latham
Shelly Beach forms part of Cabbage Tree Bay and is a popular spot for scuba diving and snorkelling, with a maximum depth of about 12 metres.

 

Northern Beaches First Aid and CPR courses available for Manly residents and the wider Northern Beaches community. Get trained today so you can help someone in an emergency situation. First Aid and CPR is all about providing initial treatment until an ambulance or someone else can arrive. Book today with Simple Instruction and complete a First Aid or CPR course at the Dee Why RSL (DY RSL).

First Aid, Northern Beaches – Training courses for the Northern Beaches

February 8th, 2016

First Aid training is a must for any Northern Beaches resident to keep our community safe. We are a local First Aid and CPR training provider that offers up to date and informative training courses at the DY RSL (Dee Why RSL).

Our Provide First Aid (formerly senior first aid and Apply First Aid) HLTAID003 and Provide CPR HLTAID001 training packages are nationally recognised and we are a partner of Allen’s Training RTO 90909. We have knowledgeable and experienced trainers who make you feel comfortable in the courses and understand the Northern Beaches community.

Simple Instruction offer private First aid and CPR courses to the Northern Beaches community and has been a part of the local community since 2009. We are proud to support the local Northern Beaches community and will continue to do so in the years to come.

We also offer the Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting HLTAID004 so book in for your child care and we can come to you.

First Aid on the Northern Beaches has never been so Simple. Follow the easy online booking system and learn how to save a life in an emergency.

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

December 30th, 2014

If you are completing the TAFE Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care then this is the ideal course for you. This is conducted locally on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, however, we do come to your Child Care Centre for private courses.

The HLTAID004  unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.

The HLTAID004 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 HLTAID004 unit of competency has been approved by ACECQA and meets the requirements of “First Aid, Asthma & Anaphylaxis”.

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

You will learn about:

  • Legal Issues and Infection control
  • DRSABCD action plan
  • The principles of first aid and its applications
  • Recognition and management of emergency situations
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Defibrillation
  • Treatment of shock, infection, fractures, bleeding and burns
  • Emergencies due to lack of oxygen, excess heat or cold
  • Recognition and management of medical conditions that may need emergency care, including heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Management of common medical emergencies
  • Treatment of poisoning including venomous bites and stings
  • Anaphylaxis and Asthma

Belrose, Narraweena, Frenchs Forest, Narrabeen, Manly, CBD, Brookvale, Cromer, Dee Why, Avalon, Pittwater, Mona Vale, Warringah, Curl Curl, Allambie, Balgowlah,  Long Reef, QueensCliff.

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Belrose First Aid and CPR courses – Northern Beaches, Sydney

December 30th, 2014

First Aid and CPR courses for Belrose, Frenchs Forest, Killarney, Beacon Hill and Narraweena are just a stones throw away. A short drive down  Warringah Rd to the Brookvale Hotel  and you can be trained by our friendly, non threatening and most of all energetic trainers. Alternatively you can book a private course and Simple Instruction and we  will come to you.

Simple Instruction is a local Northern Beaches business that prides itself on customer service. We conduct our courses at the Brookvale Hotel  on Thursday nights and Saturdays during the day. These times have proved convenient to our customers and many love the fact that they don’t have to travel into the City and can stay and be trained on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Parking, traffic and public transport are never an issue when you get to stay on the Northern Beaches.

Our Provide First Aid course (formerly Apply First Aid and Senior First Aid) and Provide CPR course (formerly Perform CPR) are still our most popular courses. However, the introduction of the Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting HLTAID004 course has seen a dramatic increase in enrollments and has seen many young people obtain a Certificate 3 in Child Studies.

If you would like to book in for any of our courses, please go onto the website www.simpleinstruction.com.au and purchase your chosen course.

Simple Instruction would like to wish everyone a happy new year. We wish you a safe and happy year 2015.

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Catering for Belrose, Davidson, Frenchs Forest, Killara, Forrestville and the rest of the Northern Beaches Community First Aid and CPR courses

June 10th, 2014

The Northern Beaches of Sydney is one of the most beautiful places on earth. However, as we are so close to the coast line and the ever present danger of beaches and pools.

Simple Instruction is offering accredited First Aid and CPR courses that are cheaper and quicker than Surf Life Saving Australia and at a location that is central to the whole Northern Beaches Community. Our courses are conducted at your private facility or at the Brookvale Hotel.

First Aid and CPR has never been so Simple! We are Northern Beaches locals who give back to our community. We not only focus on water safety but all aspects of First Aid and CPR.

Simple Instruction is now conducting Emergency First Aid for Childcare providers, with the Asthma and Anaphylaxis courses a requirement in all centres.

Please contact Ian Wood – ian@simpleinstruction.com.au if you would like more information.

 

Senior First Aid to Apply First Aid now called Provide First Aid

May 13th, 2014

Who would have thought a name change could cause so many issues. Well the new name for the old Senior First Aid and Apply First Aid is now Provide First Aid. It will be with us for a while so you may as well get use to it 🙂

The Provide First Aid is an accredited course in every industry of Australia and Simple Instruction of the Northern Beaches of Sydney should be your training company. We offer both public and private courses at your workplace, including childcare first aid combined with asthma and anaphylaxis.

Emergency First Aid training is a great way to bring your business/team together and make a safer work environment. We also have public courses that can be booked online and are available most weekend or Thursday nights at the Brookvale Hotel.

To make a booking please visit the webpage www.simpleinstruction.com.au or email ian@simpleinstruction.com.au if you would like a private course.

 

First Aid and CPR Saves Lives

November 17th, 2011

Bystanders often feel helpless when they see somebody collapse or get injured, but knowing just a little about the basics could transform the chances of survival, writes Lissa Christopher

The young marathon runner was still lying face down and showed no signs of life when Penelope Little arrived.

“As soon as I rolled him over it was very obvious … he wasn’t breathing and … I could tell pretty quickly he needed CPR [cardio pulmonary resuscitation],” the NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said. There were lots of people around but no one had tried to turn him over, let alone start CPR. They’d called for help and left it at that.

“At a bare minimum they should have rolled him onto his side, into the recovery position,” she says. “You should never leave someone lying face down. But this man required CPR and the fact that nobody gave it to him – it was alarming. It was like, ‘come on, people!’ This man is obviously unwell.”

It’s common for bystanders to do nothing when someone has collapsed and wait for “someone in a uniform” to turn up. Studies from the US have shown that the primary reason bystanders don’t attempt CPR is fear of not doing it correctly but, as Harvard Medical School states in its public health guides, “Poor CPR is better than no CPR” (see box).

”People don’t realise that the role of a bystander is actually very important,” Little says. “Particularly in case of CPR. It needs to be done very soon after the person has gone into cardiac arrest. It you have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, your chance of survival is about 3 per cent and the only way you are going to survive is if somebody quickly recognises that you are in cardiac arrest, quickly does CPR and quickly calls an ambulance.”

Presuming CPR requires an expert is probably the most serious first-aid misconception, but as NSW Ambulance and St John Ambulance will attest, there are plenty of others.

Take fainting, for example. It’s common for well-meaning people to try to get someone who has fainted to sit up. In fact, they should be left lying down.

St John Ambulance deals with a lot of fainting during the Royal Easter Show, Little says, particularly among elderly visitors. It happens everywhere from the showbag pavilion to the scones ”and it’s amazing how many times you get there and someone is trying to prop this woman up on a chair when all she wants to do is faint and lie back on the ground”.

“I often say to people, if a person wants to faint, let them do it. In essence, it’s the body trying to fix itself, usually because there’s a problem with their blood pressure.”

Other scenarios where paramedics and St John Ambulance volunteers commonly encounter misapprehensions include bleeding noses, burns, poisoning, penetrating injuries, choking, diabetic coma and seizures.

People often don’t realise that diabetics can lapse into a coma due to high blood sugar as well as low blood sugar, Caroline Woods, an intensive care paramedic with the Ambulance Service of NSW, says. Feeding sugar to someone who is having a high blood sugar (hyperglycemic) attack is only going to make things worse.

“We often find someone lying on the floor with all these lollies hanging out of their mouth,” she says. “Someone has tried their best to help but they’ve got it wrong.”

Little recalls attending to a seven-year-old girl having a seizure and her father had his hand in her mouth, holding onto her tongue in the mistaken belief he was stopping her from swallowing it. “I said to him, ‘take your hand out of her mouth and let her have her seizure’,” she says.

“Never try to hold down someone who is having a seizure,” Woods says. Clear them a space and put something soft under their head if possible. Don’t put anything in their mouth.

It’s not actually possible for someone to swallow their own tongue. People often bite their tongue during a seizure, but they’re highly unlikely to bite through it so don’t panic, she says.

Despite the poor odds, the marathon runner Little found lying face down did survive. Little got to him quite quickly and performed CPR for several minutes, another St John person arrived in minutes with a defibrillator and an ambulance arrived shortly after that. “He was 29 and he made a full recovery,” Little says. “He was a very lucky guy.”

“In my job, you often wish that a bystander had been more helpful. We are so lucky with NSW Ambulance that when you dial 000 they will give you advice over the phone but often people are hysterical or they don’t listen to that advice or they hang up.

“So many times I have thought, ‘please, God, I hope somebody is already doing CPR … because we are not going to be able to save this person unless somebody has started’.”

St John Ambulance runs regular first-aid courses and recommends a CPR refresher every 12 months.

Your closest Apply First Aid and Perform CPR course on The Northern Beaches is at The Brookvale Hotel. Come along and get trained by Simple Instruction and enjoy a fun day out.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/first-aid-and-the-myths-that-cost-lives-20110831-1jlty.html#ixzz1dvo8I1D2