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2018 First Aid and CPR courses – Northern Beaches, Sydney

January 4th, 2018

Simple Instruction first aid and CPR training courses are back for January and February 2018. With a new year we think its time that we try and get everyone trained in the basics of first aid or CPR. Simple Instruction is a local Northern Beaches, Sydney First Aid provider for all workplaces, industries and safety requirements. Course are available at the Dee Why RSL and caters for people in suburbs across the Manly Warringah region.

Listed below are the 5 top reasons why first aid or CPR training is so important.

• Increases safety: The basis of first aid or CPR training is “prevention”. It is always better to be safe than to be sorry. Knowledge of first aid or CPR promotes the sense of safety and well being amongst people, prompting them to be more alert and safe in the surroundings they dwell in. Awareness and desire to be accident free keeps you more safe and secure, reducing the number of causalities and accidents.

• Helps save lives: If a person who is trained to give first aid administration happens to see any casualty in his vicinity, immediate action can be taken and lives be saved. While it is natural for most of us to rush to support any injured person, a trained person is more reliable, confident and in control of himself and his actions while in trauma situations.

• Helps relieve pain: Some injuries require a very simple solution like applying ice pack or a quick rub. A ride to the emergency room is not necessary, at least not for some time. In such cases, calling a person trained in first aid courses is more reliable. They can help reduce the pain by performing simple procedures and can help relieve pain at least temporarily.

• Makes people more secure: Knowing that you can save your own life when required, or that of the people you know or those in trauma during some emergency helps you relax more and be more secure. The sense of security promotes a healthy and a more confident environment around you where you and the people around you would feel more secure. The presence of such people provides reassurance to the others in the situation.

• Prevents the situation from becoming worse: A trained person would know how to keep the situation from becoming bad to worse. They will provide temporary treatment which will keep the condition of the victim from deteriorating, till professional help arrives. Something is better than nothing!

Knowledge of first aid and CPR training promotes a healthy, secure and a safer environment, and instills confidence amongst people, their families, their colleagues and associates thus making the Northern Beaches, Sydney a safer place. Basic first aid or CPR knowledge is very helpful in dealing with trauma situations. Not just the medical help they provide, but the confidence they exhibit is very helpful during casualties. Being trained to provide first aid is useful to oneself and society.

Training course we have on offer include:
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR
HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid (Senior/Apply First Aid)
HLTAID004 – Provide an emergency response in an education and care setting (Childcare First Aid)
CPCCWHS1001 – (Online White Card) Prepare to work safely in the construction industry with Live Assessment.
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All course are conducted under the auspices of Allen’s Training RTO 90909

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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First Aid for Children HLTAID004

August 10th, 2017

Manly Daily First Aid Tips – Book a public or private first aid or CPR training course. For parents with young children or child care workers please read the below and have the training for the unexpected.

Simple Instruction offers First Aid and CPR training at the Dee Why RSL on a regular basis.

NORTHERN BEACHES

How to deal with common accidents

Tips for parents when littlies are in the wars

WITH discovery and exploration in babies and children come falls and bumps.

Here’s what to do if one of these common accidents happens to your child.

BURNS AND SCALDS

PUT the burnt area under running water from the cold tap as soon and leave it there for at least 20 minutes.

Never place anything else on the burn – ice, creams and butter do not help. Get medical help if the burn is bigger than a 20 cent piece, looks raw or blistered or is on the face, neck or genitalia.

CHOKING

CHECK first if your child can breathe, cough or cry and, if so, see if they can dislodge the item by coughing, clearing the mouth or lying them forward.

For small children, tip them upside down. If this does not work, call 000.

POISONING

SIGNS of poisoning can include stomach pains and vomiting, drowsiness, trouble breathing, change of skin colour, blurred vision or even collapse.

Don’t give your child anything to eat or try to make them vomit. Pick up the poisons container, if you have it, and call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 1126.

TOOTH KNOCKED OUT

IF A baby tooth gets knocked out, there’s little chance of saving it, but you should always go straight to the dentist regardless.

In most cases, baby teeth come out because they are loose. See your dentist to ensure there are no cracked pieces of tooth left that can potentially cause infection and damage to the tooth that will come through.

If an adult tooth is knocked out it may reattach to the bone, but this is less likely with very young children. However, still retrieve the fallen tooth and either put it in milk or get your child to hold it in their mouth inside their cheek until you get to the dentist.

NEAR DROWNING

IF YOUR child is unconscious, unresponsive and not breathing, start resuscitation if you know how.

Any first aid you know is better than nothing. Call 000 and the operators can give you advice on how to administer first aid while you wait for the paramedics to arrive.

OBJECTS IN EAR, NOSE

DON’T try to remove a small object stuck in your child’s ear or nose as you may make the situation worse.

Go straight to your doctor to have it removed safely.

POKE IN THE EYE

A FINGER, a fork or a tree branch can cause damage if poked into a child’s eye.

Keep the child calm and check if they can open their eye. If the eye is red, sore or irritated, go to a doctor.

BUMPS AND FALLS

APPLY ice or a cold pack immediately to any bruise, bump or swelling.

If your child is in extreme pain, can’t move a limb or is unable to put pressure on an area, they may have fractured a bone. See a doctor.

JAMMED FINGERS

IF THERE’S bleeding, apply pressure and if there’s bruising, apply ice. If they are in extreme pain and can’t move the joint, you will need to get medical help.

Dr Ken Peacock, head of general medicine, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Northern Beaches Defibrillator Access

July 6th, 2017

Northern Beaches defibrillator roll out – well done Duncan Kerr! With this great initiative we need to make sure the Northern Beaches community is trained in CPR and defibrillator use. Please book into a HLTAID001 Provide CPR training course at the Dee Why RSL

Original Article – http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/manly-daily/public-access-defibrillators-to-be-installed-in-hightraffic-areas-on-the-northern-beaches/news-story/d6a0fdc81ee672a5f7e55349dbba2c84

Public access defibrillators to be installed in high-traffic areas on the northern beaches
Robbie Patterson, Manly Daily
July 5, 2017 12:00am

PUBLICLY accessible defibrillators would be rolled out across high-priority areas of the northern beaches as part of a campaign to improve survival chances of heart attack victims.

Frenchs Forest resident Duncan Kerr, a paramedic of 10 years, has urged Northern Beaches Council to explore the possibility of putting 24-hour public-access defibrillators in high-traffic areas.

He highlighted areas such as The Corso at Manly, Warringah Mall and high-use sporting fields as key spots.

Mr Kerr said defibrillators were often hard to access as they are usually locked away inside sport clubs.

A public access defibrillator could be installed in Manly Corso. Picture: David Swift.
“These are public-access defibrillators, which means anyone can use, ” he said.

The former Warringah councillor and member of the Cardiac Arrest Survival Foundation, pointed to the peninsula’s only device of that calibre, which has been installed at Cromer Park.

“It is a big deal, especially at night or if you are just out walking the dog and no one else is around and something happens,” he said.

“They are always accessible and always monitored, which means when you pull the defibrillator out a triple-0 call is made.”

At last week’s Northern Beaches Council meeting, infrastructure general manager Ben Taylor agreed to look into the proposal.

Northern Beaches Council infrastructure general manager Ben Taylor. Picture: Troy Snook.
“If you save one life, it is well and truly worth supporting such a proposal,” he said. “My recommendation would be that council support sporting clubs in terms of the rollout of portable defibrillators but also look at high-priority sites across the local government area (for the public-access models).”

He said the council would “see if external funding from the Office of Sport and Recreation was available”, but would also look at the council’s budget.

Mr Kerr, who plans to run for the Northern Beaches Council, said he would be pushing this as a major policy issue ahead of the September 9 election.

What’s on in the Northern Beaches, Sydney?

March 12th, 2017

What’s on in the Northern Beaches, Sydney? What a great website to see what is happening around the beautiful Northern Beaches. Manly and Northern Beaches events and visitor information website has plenty to do and great accommodation and shopping information and highlights.

Consider booking in for a Provide First Aid HLTAID003 or Provide CPR HLTAID001 course with Simple Instruction at the Dee Why RSL. We can keep all Northern Beaches locals and tourists safe while they are having fun. Book in for a online, cheap, relevant and informative course ASAP.

Check out this great site:

http://www.manlyaustralia.com.au/whats-on/

First Aid Care for treating Sunburn – Northern Beaches First Aid and CPR

January 9th, 2017

We know, you didn’t mean to get sunburned. You lost track of time, or nodded off, and now you can tell you’re going to be lobster-red and miserable. It can take several hours for the full damage to show itself. So at the first sign, get out of the sun and follow this expert advice from dermatologist Jeffrey Brackeen, MD, a member of The Skin Cancer Foundation.

Nobody’s perfect, and a sunburn can happen. But it’s important to take it seriously and stop it from happening again. Your risk for melanoma doubles if you’ve had more than five sunburns.

1. Act Fast to Cool It Down

If you’re near a cold pool, lake or ocean, take a quick dip to cool your skin, but only for a few seconds so you don’t prolong your exposure. Then cover up and get out of the sun immediately. Continue to cool the burn with cold compresses. You can use ice to make ice water for a cold compress, but don’t apply ice directly to the sunburn. Or take a cool shower or bath, but not for too long, which can be drying, and avoid harsh soap, which might irritate the skin even more.

2. Moisturize While Skin Is Damp

While skin is still damp, use a gentle moisturizing lotion (but not petroleum or oil-based ointments, which may trap the heat and make the burn worse). Repeat to keep burned or peeling skin moist over the next few days.

3. Decrease the Inflammation

At the first sign of sunburn, taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as ibuprofen, naproxen or aspirin, can help with discomfort and inflammation, says Dr. Brackeen, who practices at the Skin Cancer Institute in Lubbock, Texas. You can continue with the NSAIDs as directed till the burn feels better. You can also use a 1 percent over-the-counter cortisone cream as directed for a few days to help calm redness and swelling. Aloe vera may also soothe mild burns and is generally considered safe. Wear loose, soft, breathable clothing to avoid further skin irritation, and stay out of the sun.

4. Replenish Your Fluids

Burns draw fluid to the skin’s surface and away from the rest of the body, so you may become dehydrated, explains Dr. Brackeen. It’s important to rehydrate by drinking extra liquids, including water and sports drinks that help to replenish electrolytes, immediately and while your skin heals.

5. See a Doctor If …

You should seek medical help if you or a child has severe blistering over a large portion of the body, has a fever and chills, or is woozy or confused. Don’t scratch or pop blisters, which can lead to infection. Signs of infection include red streaks or oozing pus.

Bottom line: Your skin will heal, but real damage has been done. “Repeat sunburns put you at a substantial risk for skin cancer and premature skin aging, and I want people to ‘learn from the burn,’” Dr. Brackeen says. Review the guidelines in The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Prevention Handbook. Remember how bad this sunburn felt, then commit to protecting yourself from the sun every day, all year long.

Sunburn and other relevant first aid treatments are taught in Simple Instruction courses. Simple Instruction is located locally on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and is based at the Dee Why RSL (DYRSL). We cater for everyone from beginners to experts and have people coming across the Manly, Warringah and Pittwater regions. If you are looking for a private course we can come to you and have visited suburbs from Avalon, Balgowlah, Mosman, Freshwater, Brookvale, Manly, Belrose, Narrabeen, Mona Vale, Warriwood, Frenchs Forest, Chatswood and many more. Please make a booking for a Provide First Aid HLTAID003 course, Provide CPR HLTAID001 course or Childcare HLTAID004 course online via the website.

 

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).

Learn First Aid or CPR and save a life!

January 5th, 2016

In the Manly, Warringah and Pittwater regions of our beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney, we are blessed with fantastic water areas and beaches. It is important for everyone from Palm Beach to French’s Forest to Manly to become trained in First Aid and to potentially keep a loved one safe. Make the most of your holidays and get trained in our January 2016 courses that are available at the DY RSL in Dee Why. Make a payment with Simple Instruction to confirm your booking.

A FIRST aid course could save a life according to Red Cross and that life could be a young child.

Children and young adults are particularly at risk toddlers under four account for one in 10 drowning fatalities and young people from 15 to 24 account for 15%, knowing the basics of first aid can save lives according to Red Cross.

Ensure children are supervised when they go into the water even if they are strong swimmers, do not enter the water if someone appears to be drowning unless you are specifically trained, follow the basic life support procedure and do not endanger yourself, always call ‘000’ at the first opportunity to make sure help arrives as soon as possible.

A single day of training could potentially save the life of a friend or family member this summer and Red Cross offers a wide range of training courses in every state and territory. First aid trainer Anthony Cameron believes at least one person in every household should know first aid.

“First aid training is something you should do for the people you love.”

“Having the skills and confidence to react and respond correctly in an emergency can minimise the impact of an injury, assist with recovery and even save a life, it means you can relax a little more this summer.”

The funds generated from first aid training support the everyday work of Red Cross such as providing breakfast for school children who might otherwise go to school hungry, a daily phone call to check on the welfare of an elderly person living alone or clean water for families from remote villages in Myanmar and Timor-Leste.

To reserve a place at the next Red Cross first aid course in your area or to purchase a Red Cross first aid kit online go to redcross.org.au/firstaid or call 1300 367 428.

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.

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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