Posts Tagged ‘CPR’

Northern Beaches Council – Pool safety and first aid recommendations

October 27th, 2019

Safety on the Northern Beaches is crucial not just on our beaches but also around the home. The Northern Beaches council has strict guidelines for pool safety and recommends first aid and CPR training be current and charts hung for those around water.

Original article published – https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/community/safety-and-wellbeing/pool-safety

Home drowning deaths occur year around and it’s every pool owner’s responsibility to make sure pools are safe. Here you’ll find essential information about new swimming pool laws, safety requirements and pool registration. Don’t take chances in and around the pool.

Swimming Pool Registration

Pool and spa owners need to register their pools on the NSW Government online register(Opens in a new window) to avoid fines.

Your pool or spa must comply with all pool safety legal requirements.  You need a Swimming Pool Compliance Certificate to be able to sell or lease your property. Application Form(Opens in a new window)

What if My Pool Doesn’t Meet Standards?

If your pool fails to meet compliance, Council will let you know the work required to gain certification. You’ll be given a certificate of non-compliance which should be provided to your solicitor or conveyancer if you’re selling your property.

Swimming Pool Barriers

Registered compliant pools or spas need a barrier at least 1.2m high with no gaps more than 10cm underneath.

Gates must open outwards and be self-closing and self-latching. Gate latches must be 1.5m above ground level or have a shield.

Boundary fences forming part of the pool barrier must be 1.8 metres high.

Pool Fences are Important

Backyard pool drownings due to faulty pool fencing can be avoided. Keep pool fencing clear and well maintained. Anything potentially climbable, that might serve as a foothold, must be kept at least 900mm clear of fences and gates. Spas not enclosed by a pool barrier must be covered by a child-resistant lockable lid.

Swimming Pool Barrier Inspection Program

Northern Beaches Council has established an inspection program as required under Section 22B of the Swimming Pools Act 1992. The program sets out inspection priorities, fee payment arrangements and the approach to be taken to ensure compliance. 

Council Inspections

Council proactively inspects backyard pools for safety compliance. Find out more about Council’s Barrier Inspection Program(Opens in a new window). Or make use of these checklists(Opens in a new window).

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is life-saving first aid(Opens in a new window) and an essential skill for backyard pool owners.

CPR resuscitation chart(Opens in a new window) must be displayed within the pool or Spa area.

CPR is a combination of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and chest compressions delivering oxygen and artificial blood circulation to anyone in cardiac arrest.

Public Swimming Pools

Northern Beaches Council has an effective program of registering and inspecting all public swimming pools and spas. This ensures public health standards of cleanliness and safety are maintained.

This program covers, club, workplace, accommodation guest, school and hospital pools. Under Public Health Regulation 2012, pools posing a public health risk can be closed.

Find more detailed information on pool and spa safety regulations on the NSW Government Fair Trading Website(Opens in a new window).

Book online through our website for your first aid or CPR training course. Simple Instruction offers HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resusciation and HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting.

First Aid and CPR for teachers in schools

October 23rd, 2019

First Aid and CPR training courses for the Northern Beaches community. We have excellent trainers who are down to earth and rated the number 1 first aid training company on the Northern Beaches by Google. We look forward to training your school, child care centre or preschool on the Northern Beaches in the near future.

The case concerned a student who became severely disabled after collapsing in gym class. He sued, arguing his teacher should have done first aid. Germany’s highest criminal court ruled in his favor, but only to a point.

People practice on first aid dummies (picture-alliance/dpa/W. Kumm)

Gym teachers must use first aid in the event of an emergency and they must be up-to-date on techniques, the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) ruled on Thursday.

The case involved a young man who sued the German state of Hesse after he collapsed in gym class and became severely disabled. The state previously argued that the teacher was not liable, but Germany’s highest criminal court disagreed.What the court ruled:

  • Physical education or gym teachers are obligated to carry out first aid “in a timely and proper manner.”
  • The teacher in the case was found to have violated her official duties by not attempting to resuscitate the student.
  • The BGH overturned two lower court decisions that ruled in favor of the state and the teacher.
  • Although the court ruled in the student’s favor, he will have to prove that the lack of first aid caused his disability in order to secure damages.

The right way to administer first aid

In January 2013, an 18-year-old student at a high school in the German city of Wiesbaden suddenly collapsed during a warm-up at his gym class.

The teacher quickly called for an ambulance and positioned the boy on his side. She did not, however, attempt to revive him and CPR was only delivered eight minutes later when the ambulance arrived at the school.

The student, who is now 24-years-old, ended up suffering irreversible brain damage due to a lack of oxygen and is now severely disabled.

He and his family sued the teacher’s employer, the state of Hesse, arguing that the first aid measures were insufficient. They demanded at least €500,000 in pain and suffering damages, €100,000 for material damages as well as a monthly pension of €3,000 as well as a promise that the state of Hesse will pay for future costs.

HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting – Northern Beaches, Sydney.

October 18th, 2019

The HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid response in an Education and Care Setting cover four competencies and all are listed on your certificiate.

  1. HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  2. HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support (BELS)
  3. HLTAID003 Provide first aid (supersedes HLTFA301B, HLTFA301C, HLTFA311A)
  4. HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

The training course is for child care educators and goes in depth of CPR, defibrillation, Asthma, Anaphylaxis, incident reports and ACECQA protocols on top of the standard Provide First Aid HLTAID003 components.

All Simple Instructions training courses are conducted at the Dee Why RSL on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and are easy to access via public transport. We cater to all of Northern Sydney regions and are the number 1 training company on the Northern Beaches.

Please make a booking online via our website www.simpleinstruction.com.au

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid – Northern Beaches, Sydney.

October 3rd, 2019

Providing First Aid courses for the Northern Beaches community has been our privilege since 2009. Our HLTAID003 Provide First Aid courses (formerly known as senior first aid and apply first aid) and our HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting have been our most popular first aid training courses.

We provide up to date training courses that are accredited and meet all industry qualifications across all states and territories. Our courses provide relevant information that is delivered in a fun and engaging way.

Our HLTAID001 Provide CPR course is a 2 hour express training course that easy very hands on and practical for the participants involved.

All courses are available at the Dee Why RSL and cater towards all the Northern Beaches by being centrally located and car and bus friendly.

Book now online by viewing all October, November and December dates. www.simpleinstruction.com.au

First Aid and CPR Online Training

September 1st, 2019

Training Desk by Allens Training PTY LTD RTO 90909 has revolutionised the first aid and CPR training experience. Simple Instruction is at the forefront of the online system that is helping our customers enjoy their first aid and training experience.

Simple Instruction is located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and conducts our first aid courses at the Dee Why RSL. Our local Northern Beaches customers have been supporting our business for over 10 years and we have seen an increase in participants year on year.

Our Provide First Aid HLTAID003 (formerly Senior First Aid), Provide CPR HLTAID001 and Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting HLTAID004 ar the most popular training courses. Students enjoy that they receive their certificates in only 2/3 business days after the course.

Book online www.simpleinstruction.com.au or www.northshorefirstaid.com.au

Training Desk – Allen’s Training

August 28th, 2019

First Aid and CPR Training courses on the Northern Beaches have never been more simple with the introduction of Training Desk through our Registered Training Organisation Allen’s Training RTO 90909. Certficates are issued in a fast and efficent manner and training courses offer more practical elements and less paperwork.

Simple Instruction is offering First Aid and CPR Training courses at the Dee Why RSL. Training courses are down to earth, informative, skills based and most importantly fun for your learning.

Please book in online through training desk to secure your place in a course.

First Aid service coming to the Northern Beaches?

August 14th, 2019

Is First Aid drone technology needed on the Northern Beaches of Sydney? This fast and efficent technology would go a long way to save lives if we can alert the appropriately trained first aid and CPR responders and get them to the scene. Make a booking for a first aid or CPR course online through www.simpleinstruction.com.au

A team of researchers from the University of South Australia and Middle Technical University in Baghdad has designed the system to remotely monitor elderly people, detecting abnormalities in their heart rate and temperature which can lead to falls, and provide urgent first aid via a drone if a fall occurs.

In a new paper published in Sensors, the researchers describe how a wearable device can monitor vital signs using a wireless sensor attached to the upper arm and send a message to an emergency call centre if physiological abnormalities or a fall are detected.

University of South Australia Adjunct Senior Lecturer Dr Ali Al-Naji and Professor Javaan Chahl are part of the research team.

“The system not only correctly measures heart rate and falls with 99 per cent accuracy, but also identifies the elderly person’s location and delivers first aid much faster,” Professor Chahl said.

“When a case is critical, first aid supplies can be delivered to the patient via a drone, up to 105 seconds faster than an ambulance.”

The fall detection device consists of a microcontroller, two bio-sensors, a GPS module to track the location and a GSM module to send a notification to the smartphones of caregivers. The second part includes a first aid package, a smartphone and a drone to deliver the package.

An advanced smartphone-based program that uses an intelligent autopilot, containing a destination waypoint for planning the path of a drone has also been designed as part of the project.

It is estimated that about 30 per cent of adults over the age of 65 experience at least one fall a year, in many cases fracturing a hip, or sustaining head injuries.

The annual global cost of fall-related acute care for older people has risen dramatically in recent years as the world’s population ages.

In Australia, the annual cost exceeds $600 million, and this figure blows out to billions of dollars each year in the United States and other parts of the world.

Northern Beaches NOT trained in First Aid

August 2nd, 2019

FEWER than 5 per cent of Australians are qualified in first aid, sparking an urgent call from emergency services for people to update their skills and save a life.

Red Cross data released yesterday revealed Australia had one of the lowest rates of first-aid training in the world.

Parents were among those singled out as Red Cross ­trainer Janie McCullagh said first-aid skills could save the life of a loved one. “It can be the difference between life and death,” Ms McCullagh said.

“Our program is popular with pregnant ladies and their partners, they come along to learn what to do even before they have children. I think it would be appropriate for all adults to learn whether they are starting a family or not.”

First-aid training helped Seaforth mum Susie Campbell save two lives, including her young son Thomas when he was a baby.

The 43-year-old was taking then-nine-week-old Thomas, now seven, for a walk in a sling when she noticed he wasn’t breathing. She was able to resuscitate­ Thomas using cardio­pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills she had learned just a week earlier.

Susie Campbell was able to revive her son Thomas Campbell, now 7, after he went into cardiac arrest. Picture: Danny Aarons
Susie Campbell was able to revive her son Thomas Campbell, now 7, after he went into cardiac arrest. Picture: Danny Aarons

Her first-aid training kicked in again just six months later when she heard her neighbour screaming frantically for help.

“I ran across and my neighbour’s son was turning blue, he had a lollipop stuck in his throat,” Mrs Campbell said.

“I knew I had to get it out because if it went down his throat any more he wouldn’t have been able to breathe.

“I flipped him upside down and all of a sudden it just shot out of his mouth.”

Mrs Campbell said knowing first aid was essential and every parent should make it their responsibility to learn.

“It gave me the confidence to deal with it then and there,” she said. “Without it, it may have been too late.”

Ms McCullagh said at the very minimum people learn CPR, which keeps oxygenated blood pumping through the body — ensuring it reaches the brain and vital organs.

If administered within the first minute after a person’s heart has stopped, their chance of surviving is 80 per cent. “People have to be ready to know what to do,” Ms McCullough said.

Knowing how to stop a critical bleed could also mean the difference between life and death, she said, adding that while first-aid won’t always result in the best outcome it can make a real difference.

“Once you have the knowledge it stays with you for life and gives you the confidence to react in the event of an accident,” she said.

Book in for a first aid or CPR training course with Simple Instruction at the Dee Why RSL, Northern Beaches, Sydney.

First aid certificate Northern Beaches

July 30th, 2019

Providing the Northern Beaches with first aid certificates has made Simple Instruction part of the Northern Beaches community and part of the furniture at the Dee Why RSL.

Our down to earth trainers provide relevant and up to date information to our students. We have brand new equipment and Brayden Pulse manikins that are making our training courses fun and have entertained our students.

Simple Instruction’s training courses include – Provide First Aid HLTAID003, Provide CPR HLTAID001 and Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting HLTAID004. All courses are conducted at the centrally located Dee Why RSL on the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney.

Book now online – www.simpleinstruction.com.au

Calls for all university students to learn first aid, as Red Cross warns majority of deaths could be prevented

July 25th, 2019

https://www.independent.co.uk/

What a great article calling for more people to learn first aid. I would like to see the Australian Universities take a lead in this area by providing free first aid courses for all students as part of their courses regardless of the dicipline they are studying.

Please remember that our emergency number is triple zero 000 or 112. All first aid and CPR courses are conducted at the Dee Why RSL, Sydney, Australia.

Your first term at university often coincides with your first time living away from home – and with that comes a torrent of newfound responsibilities and necessary skills. 

Learning first aid is likely to come far below setting up the wifi and sorting out bills in terms of priority. But with shocking new research revealing that 70 per cent of university students lack the confidence to perform simple but potentially life-saving tasks, it’s worth taking a moment to brush up.

Research commissioned by the British Red Cross and conducted by the University of Manchester suggests the majority (59 per cent) of pre-hospital deaths from injury could be prevented if more people stepped in with basic first aid knowledge.

Head of First Aid Education at the leading charity, Joe Mulligan, said: “The good news is that most people are calling 999. But after calling 999 we want students do something in those crucial minutes before the ambulance arrives.

“Sadly in the majority of deaths we looked at, the simplest interventions could have helped keep someone alive. 

“For example something as simple as turning your friend on their side and tilting their head back to keep their airway open – could be all it takes to make that difference between life and death in certain situations”.

Despite 93 per cent of those finding someone with an injury calling for an ambulance, first aid intervention of any kind was infrequent, researchers said. 

Around half of people in this position did not attempt any form of first aid whilst waiting for emergency medical services to arrive. 

The research is the first of its kind to undertaken for 22 years, and is published alongside a campaign for all university students – that’s more than two million people- learn first aid. 

Here’s how to save a life using first aid: 

In case of victim being unresponsive and breathing 

1.    Check breathing by tilting their head backwards and looking and feeling for breaths.

2.    Move them onto their side and tilt their head back (recovery position).

3.    As soon as possible, call 999 or get someone else to do it.

In case of victim being unresponsive and NOT breathing 

1.    Check breathing by tilting their head backwards and looking and feeling for breaths.

2.    Call 999 as soon as possible, or get someone else to do it.

3.    Push firmly downwards in the middle of the chest and then release to perform cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

4.    Push at a regular rate (think of the “staying alive” tune) until help arrives.

In case of heavy bleeding 

1.    Put pressure on the wound with whatever is available to stop or slow down the flow of blood.

2.    Call 999 as soon as possible, or get someone else to do it.

3.    Keep pressure on the wound until help arrives.

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