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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”.

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.

CPR and First Aid in Schools

January 30th, 2012

Brittney Kleyn

THE shores of Summer Bay are never far from a little beachside drama – but when
it comes to water safety, the stars of Home and Away aren’t taking any chances.

The cast of the popular Australian show have thrown their support behind The
Daily Telegraph’s campaign to bring compulsory certified CPR training into high

our petition for certified CPR training in NSW

When Axle Whitehead, who plays Liam Murphy on the show, found himself having
to rescue a tourist at Bondi
, he was thankful for the basic training he had received as a kid.

“I’ve witnessed it first hand and learning the old CPR, I think it’s
absolutely imperative for that one time when you need it,” he said.

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CERTIFIED CPR training could be provided to school
students for less than $40m a year – and lifesaving groups said there were
options to cut the cost.
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school curriculum.
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NO one knows how important CPR is more than doctors
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mandatory CPR lessons in all schools in the wake of a campaign by The Daily






“It’s like learning how to draw or spell and as Australians we spend so much
time in the water. It is so important.”

His on-screen girlfriend Bianca Scott, played by Lisa Gormley, emphasised the
necessity of knowing the basics before heading out into the water.

“I just think it’s vital. It’s a good confidence thing for yourself as well –
knowing if something happens you have some knowledge of how to deal with it,”
she said.

Home and Away’s Samara Weaving said it was important for CPR training to
start young.

“Even if kids are just aware and learning the basics, things happen and they
need to know these vital skills.” she said.

With lifeguards always on the set, Weaving said it put the cast at ease
knowing someone experienced had their back.

“CPR skills aren’t too hard to teach. Not when you compare it to how useful
they are should that situation ever come up,” she said.

Now in its 24th season, the stars of the Channel 7 series said there was lots
of drama in store for the residents of Summer Bay.

“We’ve pulled the trigger. It’s a really exciting first half of the year for
all our characters. A lot of juicy stuff to come,” Whitehead said.

“Our characters are in a good place, for now that is. I guess it’s a case of
stayed tuned.”

Gormley said it was a privilege to be part of such a successful, long-running

“It’s absolutely amazing. They are such a well-oiled machine and they’ve been
going so well for so long,” she said.

Simple Instruction is supporting this iniative to get CPR and First Aid into schools. Simple Instruction has been conducting courses for schools on the Northern Beaches and around Sydney for the past 2 years. Schools such as Narrabeen Sports High School, Barrenjoey High School, Ryde Secondary College, Hunters Hill High School, Balgowlah Boys High School and Mascot High School have taken this opportunity to increase the safety in the school with training to over 300 students and teachers in First Aid and CPR.

Simple instruction also has public Apply First Aid and Perform CPR courses most Saturdays at The Brookvale Hotel for anyone who would like to come along in 2012.

Manly – Warringah Sea Eagles at The Brookvale Hotel.

March 11th, 2011

Good luck to the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles  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 : .

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.

Northern Beaches 2011 – Volcom QVS at Avalon

February 26th, 2011

If you want something to do this weekend get down to Avalon and check out the Volcom QVS starting from 7am. A safe, entertaining, fun way to spend a Saturday with family and friends. I have included a video of last years winner Jordan Lawler and the article from the Manly Daily to give you a glimpse of what to expect. Definitely get to Avalon and check out the talented surfing from youth from around the Northern Beaches, you won’t regret it.

Jordan Lawler


Fun times at Avalon (Manly Daily)

24 Feb 11 @ 02:49pm by Andrew Prentice

Volcom are hosting a surf event with a difference this Saturday. Connor Gale (left) and David Vlug will be taking part. Photo - Martin Lange

ZAHN Foxton doesn’t know what to expect and he’s loving it.

As chief organiser of the Volcom VQS event at Avalon this Saturday, he just wants to see kids out in the water enjoying the sport he is so passionate about.

‘‘It definitely isn’t like your usual (surfing) contest,’’ Foxton said.

‘‘We want to generate a family atmosphere where fun is the order of the day.

‘‘It is a concept we have run for a few years now and the feedback we get is always positive.’’

And the action will be equally playful on the sand.

Berocca eating contests and detailed sandcastles are sure to attract hordes of youngsters, as will numerous giveaways.

Free entry is another bonus. Foxton added registrations begin at 7am sharp.

‘‘We are working with a first come, first served rule,’’ he said.

‘‘We had about 180 competitors last year and hope to increase those numbers this time round.

‘‘Hopefully we also have a decent swell.’’

Four divisions will be running – the 14 and under groms, 15-17s juniors, girls and pro-am.

Winners from each category will progress to the australian championships in Manly this April, with a trip to compete in America at the world VQS titles a distinct possibility for a select few.

North Narrabeen’s David Vlug is eyeing off that opportunity.

‘‘It would be epic if that happens, but either way it will be a fun day,’’ he said.

‘‘I have entered each comp since about 2006, it is well run with a good vibe.’’

His enthusiasm is matched by Avalon’s Connor Gale.

‘‘I can’t wait, the past few years I have bombed out early, it would be nice to win,’’ he said.

‘‘It won’t be easy, I have to take on guys like Jordan Lawler, I will just do my best and see what happens.’’

Keep safe by completing a Simple Instruction Apply First Aid (formerly called Senior First Aid) or Perform CPR training course being held at the Brookvale Hotel during March and April.

I also look forward to training Pittwater High School students and Narrabeen Sports High School students in the coming weeks for their Duke of Edinburgh requirements. If you would like a private course for your school, business or organisation it is as Simple as calling 0411 557 405 and asking for Ian.

Huge surf causes spinal injuries – Manly Daily

January 18th, 2011

17 Jan 11 @ 04:24pm – Manly Daily –

(not actual picture from the article – great use of the spinal board though)

TREACHEROUS surf conditions across the NSW coast resulted in the biggest number of spinal injuries in one weekend that the northern beaches has seen in over a decade.

Waves up to three metres high with wave periods of 14 to 16 seconds, as a result of tropical cyclone Vania, indicated a powerful swell that forced lifesavers to close some of the area’s beaches.

“In the last 10 to 15 years we haven’t had that number of spinal injuries in one weekend,” assistant director of rescue services Richard Andjelkovic said.

“It was an unusually high number and – from a branch perspective – it was a very busy weekend.”

On Sunday afternoon alone there were two spinal injuries at both Bilgola and Narrabeen and one at Queenscliff, duty officer Doug Lucas said.

The most serious was a 38-year-old man who had to be airlifted and transported to Royal North Shore Hospital after he went over the top of a wave while body-boarding and crashed into a sand bank, hitting his neck.

“He couldn’t feel anything from the waist down and was in a huge amount of pain,” Mr Lucas said.

“The conditions were unfriendly in the afternoon – the tide was fairly low and the waves were breaking right on the bank.”

The extent of the man’s injuries are yet to be confirmed.

The youngest victim, a 14-year-old male, was also rushed to hospital after diving headfirst into a sandbank at Long Reef Beach.

“People need to take it day by day and listen to what the lifeguards recommend, otherwise you wait for injuries to happen,” Mr Lucas said.

Yesterday, lifeguards were forced to temporarily shut all Pittwater, Manly and Warringah beaches except for Freshwater and Collaroy.

Would you know what to do in an emergency situation?

Simple Instruction conducts Apply First Aid (formerly Senior First Aid) and Perform CPR courses every fortnight at the Brookvale Hotel on the Northern Beaches Sydney.

Come along and get trained, as you never know when you will be in the situation to use your training and emergency care skills.

Course dates for 2011 are available by looking on the contact us / book a course part of the website.

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