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CPR training required to combat drowning deaths.

January 4th, 2019

Woman in hospital after near-drowning at popular beach

A 38-year-old woman remains in a serious condition in hospital after being pulled unconscious from the water at a popular beach south of Adelaide.

The woman was swimming at Aldinga Beach when she ran into trouble at around 7.30pm yesterday.

A nearby swimmer noticed the woman struggling and dragged her from the water, with an off-duty paramedic then rushing to her aid.

A woman has been saved from drowning at a popular beach south of Adelaide. (9news)

“The poor young lady was like, face down in the water and obviously a whole lot of people saw her and got to her aid and pulled her back onto the beach and it was looking pretty grim,” one witness said.

“He went down and just started working on her and the response from the emergency services was just fantastic.”

The paramedic performed CPR until ambulance crews arrived, with the woman then airlifted to the Flinders Medical Centre.

The woman is in a serious but stable condition in hospital. (9news)

An off-duty paramedic tended to the woman after she was pulled from the water. (9news)

She remains in a serious but stable condition, with her family by her side.

The incident comes just a week after Nepalese nursing student Nischal Ghimire drowned at Glenelg North.

With many people flocking to beaches to escape the scorching summer heat, authorities are reminding everyone to take extra care in the water.

The Northern Beaches of Sydney is a beautiful part of the country, however all should learn the essential skill of first aid and CPR. Being able to resuscitate a family member or a loved one may of helped save some of these drowning victims.

Simple Instruction First Aid and CPR training courses provides these essential skills at weekly courses conducted at the Dee Why RSL. The course are cheap, simple, fast, easy to follow and importantly informative.

Our training courses include Provide First Aid HLTAID003, Provide CPR HLTAID001 and Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting HLTAID004. You will learn essential skills for your workplace and may save a life of another Northern Beaches local.

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Training and Certification – Provide First Aid and Provide CPR

April 26th, 2018

The Northern Beaches leading Training and Certification company Simple Instruction is changing our fee struture as of the 1st of May. We are still offering public (Dee Why RSL) andd private courses at a cheap and reasonable rate.

Simple Instruction would like to thank you for your continued support of our local Northern Beaches First Aid and CPR training business.
Due to external factors we have had to increase our prices for the first time in 9 years.
While still the number one First Aid and CPR Training provider on the Northern Beaches and Sydney, we will implement the follow changes as of the 1st of May 2018.
HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid (Includes CPR) – $120pp
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – $60pp
HLTAID004 – Provide an Emergency first aid response in an education and care setting – $140pp
Free Manual, Free Resuscitation Mask, Free App, Free Chart with all bookings made with Simple Instruction.
To save money before the increase occurs and to refresh your first aid and CPR accreditation at the Dee Why RSL please make a booking online.
Training and certfication is Nationally Recognised and Accredited with certificates being issued by Allen’s Training PTY LTD RTO 90909 with speedy and fast turn around times for certificates.

NSW ONLINE WHITECARD – Parramatta, Blacktown, Cronulla, Bondi, Cabramatta, Manly, Penrith, Macquarie Park, Camden, Liverpool

September 26th, 2017

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You could be in Parramatta, Blacktown, Cronulla, Bondi, Cabramatta, Chatswood, Brookvale, Dee Why, Manly, Liverpool, Penrith, Macquarie Park, Camden or any other part of Sydney and get accredited whilst in the comfort of you own home. Online White Card Australia is the leading training course provider in the country. Using RTO 90909 Allen’s Training we have advanced technology to make your experience easy.

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Simple Instruction provides first aid and CPR training courses for the Northern Beaches and North Shore community.

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.

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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.

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 [email protected]

Allen’s Training – First Aid Course Northern Beaches

June 14th, 2016

Local health authorites warn against spike in asthma during cooler months
June 7, 2016 3:29pm
Rod BennettManly Daily

Lachlan Rose.
Manly  Vale pharmacist Lachlan Rose has confirmed the cold weather usually means an increase in people seeking asthma-related ­products.

Recent statistics from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare show that hospitalisations for children with asthma peak in late autumn and early winter, according to National Asthma Council of Australia.

Mona Vale Hospital Emergency Department director Andrew Ratchford agreed.

“Throughout winter we see increased numbers of hospital presentations and admissions in children with wheeze – both bronchiolitis and asthma,” Dr Ratchford said.

“Both the change in the weather and the increase in viral infections (such as viral upper respiratory infections) make them susceptible to this.”

Lachlan Rose is a Manly Vale pharmacist who is talking about asthma this time of year.
Dr Ratchford said asthmatics needed to be extra vigilant during winter.

“It is advisable for people with asthma to take extra control of their asthma symptoms, follow their plan and see their doctor if concerned,” he said.

Mr Rose said there were various asthma triggers, such as dust, pollen and exercise.

“Winter presents two more: cooler/dryer air, and an increase in colds and flu,” he said. “Lung infections can cause a flair up.”

Yet, despite all the warnings, he said more often than not, people do not have an asthma plan.

“They might have one in their head that they follow but it’s good to have one written down as it cements the process,” he said. “It’s also helpful for other family members to be able to see what’s needed if they’re required to take responsibility.”

Mr Rose suggested there might be a shorter season for asthma complaints, given this year’s extended summer.

He said there was now a much wider range of inhaler products on the market.

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NSW Online White Card – Cheap, Easy and Accredited.

June 12th, 2016

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January 6th, 2016

Have you ever thought I should learn CPR? As a local community member of the Northern Beaches I think you should learn CPR also. Simple Instruction has CPR and First Aid courses being conducted at the Dee Why RSL (DYRSL) on the beautiful Northern Beaches throughout January and February in 2016. Book in today and get trained to help someone in the future.

Sue DunlevyNews Corp Australia Network

NEARLY thirty thousand Australians will die of cardiac arrest this year because too few bystanders have the basic CPR skills to keep them alive until an ambulance arrives.

Emergency physician Professor Paul Middleton says he’s sick of seeing patients turn up dead in emergency departments when a simple 15 minute CPR training session could have saved their lives.

He’s founded a new charity Take Heart Australia to turn that statistic around and aims to deliver CPR training to every Australian and get a heart starting defibrillator installed on every street.

The Sunday Telegraph is also calling for the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) to include certified teaching of CPR in the national curriculum.

Surf Life Saving NSW has calculated it could deliver certified CPR training at a cost of $35 per student — or about $3 million for every Year 7 pupil in the state.

Brain damage sets in three minutes after a cardiac arrest, within ten minutes the patient will be dead and an ambulance will never arrive in time to save these people, says Professor Middleton.

“Most of these arrests need a shock to restart the heart and 80 per cent of those that happen in the street should be reversed by a simple defibrillator,” he says.

“But you also need someone doing high quality CPR from the moment you go down,” he said.

“Every minute without CPR there is a ten per cent increase in mortality, and ambulance can’t arrive in under eight minutes and it’s almost always ten minutes,” he says.

“It can’t be left to the ambulance service, it has to be left to the community,” he says.

Australia’s performance in CPR is falling with just ten per cent of cardiac victims saved by the procedure in Sydney in 2010, down from 12 per cent in 2005.

This compares to the two in three people who survive a cardiac arrest in Seattle in the US where 75 per cent of the population is trained in CPR.

Life saver ... a defibrillator can mean the difference between life and death

Life saver … a defibrillator can mean the difference between life and deathSource:News Corp Australia

Citizens of Seattle are required to take CPR classes to graduate from high school and to get or renew a driver’s license, attend university or work in the public service, it also has a large number of defibrillator devices available in public buildings and police vehicles says Professor Middleton.

“The joke is if you fall asleep on a park bench in Seattle someone will do CPR on you,” he said.

Denmark has also more than doubled survival rates from cardiac arrest since 2005 by teaching schoolchildren CPR skills, making CPR training it a requirement for a driver’s licence.

The number of cardiac arrest victims who received “bystander” more than doubled in Denmark from 22% in 2001 to 45% in 2010.

Take Heart has a plan to ensure 100 per cent of Australians are trained in CPR by making CPR training it a requirement to get a drivers’ licence, go to university, get a job in the public service.

It also wants to put a $2,000 heart starting automated external defibrillator (AED) on every street in Australia.

The new organisation will try to teach 10,000 people CPR at the SCG Alliance Stadium in November, setting a new Guiness World Record.

Regional areas taking part in Take Heart Australia through satellite events include -Hawkesbury,- Shoalhaven, – Roxby Downs, SA.

Regional areas can take part by hosting their own event. They can make contact with Take Heart Australia through their website or Facebook to organise it.

Its funding a Good Sam App that will immediately dial 000 that will show where the nearest defibrillator is.

One of the biggest problems in Australia is there is now record of who has CPR training or where life saving defibrillators are stored.

Professor Middletons says there are defibrillators at most airports and train stations.

“The safest place to have a cardiac arrest in Australia is the MCG in Melbourne which has a lot of defibrillators installed,” he says.

It takes just 15 minutes to learn CPR and modern techniques don’t even require the kiss of life, however you must tilt the patient’s head back to clear the airways,

Ambulance services, fire and police services, the Royal Flying Doctor Service,

Surf Live Saving Australia, the Red Cross the chief medical officer and the Heart Foundation are all behind his plan he says.

As an emergency physician he says he’s tried to resuscitate “literally hundreds of people and of those only a tiny portion survive”.

“One of the worst bits of my job is witting with a family that’s white faced and telling them their father or their son or a loved one is gone,” he says

“I’d really like to do that less often,” he says.

Close call ... Cassandra Scott almost left her husband and children behind when she drowned at Coogee Beach. Picture: Sam Ruttyn

Close call … Cassandra Scott almost left her husband and children behind when she drowned at Coogee Beach. Picture: Sam RuttynSource:News Corp Australia

‘I nearly died’

Cassandra Scott owes her life to four bystanders on Coogee beach who knew how to do CPR and brought her back from the dead.

In 2012 the then-38-year-old funeral celebrant dived under a wave and was later found floating in the ocean, her heart had stopped.

Another swimmer Neil Clugston came to her rescue, towing her ashore where life saver Luke Twitchings was on hand to perform CPR.

Also on the beach that day was emergency physician Matthew Olivier and a Belgian tourist Olivier Costa, together they kept Cassandras heart going until an ambulance arrived.

Cassandra also needed oxygen and fortunately that was on hand at the life saver station.

“If you’re going to die, do it on a beach,” says Cassandra.

“I was a funeral celebrant at the time before I died so I felt like I went on a customer experience,” she said.

She spent five days in hospital after her rescue and suffered memory loss and a language difficulty.

United family ... Cassandra Scott with her husband Matthew Bauer and children, Nina Bauer, Stanley Bauer and Ewan Scott. Picture: Sam Ruttyn

United family … Cassandra Scott with her husband Matthew Bauer and children, Nina Bauer, Stanley Bauer and Ewan Scott. Picture: Sam RuttynSource:News Corp Australia

“I’m only alive today because those people invested in CPR,” she says.

A mother of one and a stepdaughter at the time, she has since gone on to have another child.

She keeps in close contact with her rescuers and they meet once a year on the anniversary of her cardiac arrest.

“Neil was concerned I would be mentally incapacitated and that rescuing me was not the right thing to do,” she said.

Heroes ... Cassandra Scott and her son Ewan with Neil Clugston and Luke Twitchings, who helped save her life when she drowned at Coogee Beach. Picture: Supplied

Heroes … Cassandra Scott and her son Ewan with Neil Clugston and Luke Twitchings, who helped save her life when she drowned at Coogee Beach. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

“We met a few days later and held hands and cried.”

Matthew Olivier said she was the first person whose life he had ever attempted saving.

“I didn’t know CPR when it happened but I’ve subsequently got good instruction,” she says.

Changes to the kiss of life

The “gross out” factor of performing the kiss of life on a stranger is no longer required to save someone’s life.

A little publicised change to CPR guidelines has eliminated the need for mouth to mouth contact with someone in cardiac arrest after research proved chest compressions alone were enough to keep them alive.

It’s taken the complexity out of the procedure and removed the fear of catching an infection from performing CPR says paramedic and Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Practice at University of Tasmania Suzanne Davies.

She says revulsion at the thought of placing your mouth on a stranger and breathing down their throat was a key reason so many people failed to perform CPR.

“We weren’t willing to put our mouth near someone we didn’t know, there was fear of infection, disease scare and the gross out factor,” she said.

Life or death ... learning how to resuscitate can save lives

Life or death … learning how to resuscitate can save livesSource:News Limited

The problem of remembering how to co-ordinate the breathing with the compression added to the complexity of CPR and people who were afraid of getting it wrong didn’t start in the first place.

While there was a lot of publicity about the changed guidelines in the US and UK there is very little public awareness in Australia because no organisation took responsibility for publicising the change, she says.

The changes have made CPR simple.

All that is required now is to place two hands on the big bone right between the nipples and using the heel of the hand push hard and fast, 100 compressions a minute.

‘You must keep doing it until someone comes, don’t stop,” says Ms Davies.

The movement artificially keeps blood pumping to the brain and improves the chance of the patients surviving functionally intact, she says.

“We used to do the breathing because it sounded biologically plausible because there was no air going in and going out but it appears that was far less important than we assumed,” she says.

Two recent US studies in showed just as many people survived when compressions alone were administered.

Vital ... emergency workers say everybody should know how to rescitate

Vital … emergency workers say everybody should know how to rescitateSource:ThinkStock

The chain of survival

1. Early recognition

• Recognise that the person has collapsed unconscious & is not breathing (the definition of SCA)

2. Early call for help

• Activate emergency services

• Yell loudly for help around you, i.e. to locate the nearest automated external defibrillator (AED), and help doing CPR

3. Early CPR

• Start chest compressions — hands-only CPR — don’t have to do mouth-to mouth any more

• Push hard and fast in the centre of the chest (between the two nipples)

• 100-120 compressions per minute (to beat of Stayin’ Alive by Bee Gees), uninterrupted, until a defibrillator is attached and ready to use it

• Good CPR pushes the blood around the body and to the brain and prevents it dying

4. Rapid defibrillation

• The AED is a small device (weighs not much more than a 2 litre bottle of milk), is fully portable & is easy to operate (provides simple verbal step-by-step instructions to follow).

• It won’t shock someone unless they are in cardiac arrest

• Attach AED pads to chest & the machine will tell you exactly what to do

• Push the big button to shock heart to restart it, then continue CPR immediately

5. Effective advanced life support (the part done by paramedics)

6. Integrated post-cardiac arrest care (the part done by hospitals)

Cheap First Aid Course – Sydney’s Northern Beaches

August 5th, 2015

Simple Instruction is offering the highest quality first aid courses at a low price. Our easy to use online learning format and qualified instructors provide relevant and up to date information to our customers. All courses will be conducted at the DEE WHY RSL from the 22nd of August 2015.

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