Posts Tagged ‘First aid’

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.

First aid trainer needed CPR during the course.

July 22nd, 2019

Have you been to a first aid course? Do you know where your local Northern Beaches provider conducts first aid and CPR courses? Have you been to the Dee Why RSL? If you answered no to any of the above you need to visit Simple Instruction at the Dee Why RSL, Northern Beaches, Sydney. We have over 70, 5 Star Google reviews and are increasing the number of firts aid and CPR courses we are providing to the Northern Beaches community. Please read the article below and I am sure you will make a booking online.

A group of first aid trainees thought their instructor was role-playing during a class on how to perform life-saving CPR as he had a heart attack during a lecture.

David Knowles, 77, began to lose consciousness as he told his students how to resuscitate people at his local church in Exeter.

Some of the group thought Mr Knowles was giving a demonstration as he lay on the floor feeling faint and unwell. 

They managed to save the St John Ambulance volunteer’s life after he told them what to do just before he passed out.

He told the BBC: “I had just started my lecture and we were talking about cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

“The more senior members of the group had asked for a demonstration…she thought I was role playing, but I told her it was real and that I was going to lose consciousness.”

Mr Knowles suffered a cardiac arrest but survived because his trainees dialled 999 and performed CPR until paramedics rushed to the scene. 

The pensioner fell into a coma and had another heart attack after he was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

He would have died at the scene if nobody was there to help him. 

Mr Knowles said: “I’m told I came to, briefly, and was talking to the paramedics about my condition, but the next thing I remember is waking up in hospital, two and a half weeks later.”

The retired nurse left hospital after five weeks and has since made “excellent progress” at his home in Newtown, Exeter, according to the BBC.

He could have suffered brain damage, but is said to be mentally alert and able to walk unaided. 

CPR Training just became easier on the Northern Beaches

July 22nd, 2019

The amazing Brayden CPR Manikin lets your students see the real point of CPR – getting blood flowing to the brain and other organs.

Using animated LED lights under the skin, your students will see the effect their CPR Compression Depth, Speed and Recoil has as the red LED lights respond to the quality of their technique.

This essential visual learning tool instantly reinforces CPR Trainers instructions to students. The Brayden CPR Manikin’s dual modes help structure CPR training: from learning effective CPR to perfecting CPR technique, in accordance with ARC guidelines.

Three sets of lights give instant feedback:

CHEST COMPRESSION INDICATING LIGHTS

These LEDs represent the volume of blood being circulated by the depth of the chest compressions.

They fully animate when the depth of compressions is over 5cm – too shallow or without full recoil they will only partially illuminate. In Mode 2 (advanced learning) these lights will freeze full-on if compressions are too deep (above 6cm).

BLOOD CIRCULATION INDICATING LIGHTS

These LEDs represent the flow of blood from the heart towards the brain.

The speed of the blood flow shown varies according to the depth and speed of compressions, only fully animating when the depth is effective and compressions are at a rate of 100-120 per minute.

CPR QUALITY INDICATING LIGHTS

These LEDs indicate when bloodflow is reaching the brain.

These will only light when the depth and speed of the compressions are both correct.

Please make a booking with Simple Instruction online via the website. All First aid and CPR courses are available. Public courses are conducted at the Dee Why RSL, Northern Beaches, Sydney.

CPR training course – Northern Beaches, Sydney

July 17th, 2019

Provide CPR HLTAID001 training courses are available for July, August and September on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Simple Instruction conducts its training courses at the Dee Why RSL and have regular accredited first aid and CPR certification and training for all workplaces and industry.

Book online to confirm you place in one of our easy, cheap and informative first aid or CPR courses and you will be pleasantly surprised.

www.simpleinstruction.com.au

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Course (previously Senior First Aid) on the Northern Beaches

July 12th, 2019

The HLTAID003 Provide First Aid course is available on the Northern Beaches through Simple Instruction. The Provide First Aid course (previously Senior First Aid) is accredited across all states and territories across Sydney and Australia.

The training course is a requirement for most job applications and must stay updated for insurance and safety requirements in most workplaces, other than the child care industry. The HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting is a requirement for child care providers and workers and must be updated every 3 years.

Simple Instruction also offers the HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation CPR and it is a requirement to stay updated every year in the majority of industries. The HLTAID001 CPR course is also a competency of the HLTAID003 and HLTAID004 training course packages.

All recognised first aid and CPR certificates are delivered on the Northern Beaches. The public courses are held at the Dee Why RSL and private courses can be held at your workplace or offices. Courses are conducted under the auspices of Allen’s Training RTO 90909.

Please make a booking online via the website to secure your place in the course. www.simpleinstruction.com.au

First Aid and CPR Certificate Northern Beaches Sydney

July 9th, 2019

Northern Beaches First Aid and CPR Training is provided by Simple Instruction at the Dee Why RSL, Sydney. We provide accredited certificates via online email within 2/3 business days and training is conducted under the auspices of Allen’s Training RTO 90909.

Simple Instruction offers 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 for both public courses at the Dee Why RSL, Sydney, NSW and private courses at your workplace or business.

What sets our First Aid or CPR courses a part from St John’s or Red Cross? Simple Instruction has local Northern Beaches trainers and knows what is required to deliver a fun, easy, interactive and educational training experience. Simple Instruction’s courses are cheaper than our competitors, we have free online training and we have free parking available at the Dee Why RSL, Sydney, NSW.

HLTAID004 First Aid Course for Childcare workers

January 22nd, 2019

Simple Instruction is the Northern Beaches first aid and CPR training course specialists. The HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting is for child care educators, vacation care staff, OOSH (before and after school care), teachers and anyone working in the child care setting.

Many Child care, pre schools, vacation care and school teachers are returning to work next week and this is the ideal time to update the asthma and anaphylaxis components and the HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting first aid certificates.

Apart from checking staffs first aid certificates and qualifications the new year is the time to check your Epipens and asthma relievers to make they are in date.

Book your first aid or CPR certificate renewal online through our website www.simpleinstruction.com.au and attend a practical first aid session at the Dee Why RSL which is situated centrally on the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

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