Posts Tagged ‘Mona Vale’

Dee Why RSL First Aid Course

January 20th, 2019

Northern Beaches premier first aid course provider is Simple Instruction. Courses are conducted at the Dee Why RSL centrally located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Simple Instruction offers courses in first aid and CPR with many choosing the HLTAID003 Provide First Aid course, HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary course or the Childcare HLTAID004
Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting.

The Dee Why RSL has been hosting Simple Instruction for our courses since 2015. We are located in Dee Why to cater for all customers from Palm Beach to Manly and all the suburbs in between. (Brookvale, Narrabeen, Mona Vale, Davidson, Beacon Hill, Balgowlah, Cromer, Narraweena, Allambie). The Dee Why RSL has provided the highest level of customer service to our first aiders in this time and if you are looking for a venue for your next event please contact the Dee Why RSL directly.

Please remember that the HLTAID004 Child care first aid course is also needed for child care workers, vacation care staff, OOSH (before and after school care), teachers and anyone working in the child care setting.

If you would like to book into one of our courses, please use the online booking system to make payment. www.simpleinstruction.com.au

Northern Beaches First Aid and CPR Course

November 19th, 2018

First Aid and CPR Training courses located on the Northern Beaches. Simple Instruction conducts HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, HLTAID001 Provide CPR and HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (childcare first aid) training courses at the Dee Why RSL which is the centre of the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

Accredited and nationally recognised training courses with certification are our speciality and our Northern Beaches community has responded with 5 star Google reviews and positive feedback from all our training courses. Travelling from Mona Vale or even from the Sydney CBD is easy on the B Line with many people coming from all over Sydney. Many people travel from Manly, Brookvale, Belrose, Balgowlah, Narrabeen, Cammeray, North Sydney, Mosman, Seaforth and from all over the Northern Beaches and North Shore with easy parking at the Dee Why RSL.

Book online now for the easiest, cheapest and best First Aid and CPR experience. Apply your first aid knoweldge. www.simpleinstruction.com.au

All courses are conducted under the auspices of Allens Training RTO 90909

BIG Freeze – Northern Beaches Ticks

November 21st, 2017

Simple Instruction loves promoting a great product and wants all Northern Beaches people to know about the recommended way to use First Aid and remove ticks. Please remember that child care workers HLTAID004 are not able to remove ticks or splinter in child care centres.

Scientist and gardener invents product to snap freeze ticks
Julie Cross, Manly Daily
November 19, 2017 12:30am
New research backs ‘freeze, don’t squeeze’
Mum almost dies after eating meat pie
A WOMAN who has suffered multiple tick bites while visiting the northern beaches believes she has invented a product which can freeze and kill them safely.

Peggy Douglass, 61, said her experience with ticks drove her to create a product to deal with the potentially life-threatening parasite.

Having trained in microbiology and chemistry, working for the Australian National University and then in food regulation bodies in the Commonwealth Government, she devised a pocket-sized solution, called Tick Tox.

It’s a simple aerosol can the size of a small deodorant tube. With one squirt it can snap freeze the tick.

Peggy Douglass has found herself covered in ticks after visits to family living on the northern beaches. Now she has produced a product called Tick Tox to kill them. Picture: Adam Yip
“In the old days I used to just pull them out,” Ms Douglass said.

“Sometimes I’d have 20 or more after working in my aunt’s garden in Palm Beach.

“Once I went home with 43.

“But having heard the advice that we should ‘freeze it, not squeeze it’, I looked around but found nothing that was specifically for ticks.”

At the moment tick experts advise people to use a freezing agent from the chemist.

The only ones available are for other conditions such as warts or tags.

Ms Douglass, who lives in Canberra, said hers is essentially the same product as those, but the applicator is smaller and more precise.

Dr Andy Ratchford, emergency director at Mona Vale Hospital, recently revealed results from a study looking at the best way to remove a tick.

He said results showed killing the tick by freezing it while it was still embedded in the skin was the best course of action and could potentially save a life.

Dr Andy Ratchford at Mona Vale Hospital Emergency department. Picture: Adam Yip
He said the research proves it was safer than using other methods such as pulling it out while still alive with tweezers or your fingertips.

“In general, we found that four out of five people who removed the ticks without killing them first suffered an allergic reaction, mostly it was a local reaction, but in some cases it was life threatening,” Dr Ratchford said.

He said in comparison, only one out of ten patients who killed ticks in place by freezing them first, suffered a reaction.

Allergy expert professor Sheryl van Nunen, who first linked ticks to meat allergies, estimates that more than 1000 people on the northern beaches have developed a meat allergy caused by a tick bite, while others have developed an allergy to ticks themselves.

Prof van Nunen said she could not comment on the product Tick Tox, but would be looking at it with other members of Tick Induced Allergies Research and Awareness, TIARA, at their next meeting.

Tick Tox is currently on sale online at ticktox.com.au or from chemists in Avalon and Mona Vale.

Peggy Douglass with her product Tick Tox. Picture: Adam Yip.
HOW TO REMOVE A TICK
1. For adult ticks, use a freezing agent, containing ether, such as WART-Off. Apply five presses of the treatment half a centimetre above the tick and wait for the tick to fall off.

If it doesn’t, reapply. Seek medical help if a tick, dead or alive, doesn’t drop off.

2. For tiny ticks, such as larvae and nymphs, use a permethrin-based cream such as Lyeclear. Leave on for one to three hours and they should fall off.

3. For more information on how to prevent and remove ticks go to tiara.org.au.

Book in for a Simple Instruction First Aid or CPR course for November, December, and January 2018. We have Provide First Aid HLTAID003, Provide CPR HLTAID001 at the Dee Why RSL. Book online

Northern Beaches and Sydney CBD Safety – Provide First Aid HLTAID003 and Provide CPR HLTAID001 course

October 24th, 2016

LAURA SULLIVAN, CENtRAL
October 18, 2016 2:57pm

A DEADLY snake was seen slithering along George St, Sydney sending people into a panic.

Snake handler, Harley Jones from Snake’s in the City, was called to George St around 2.20pm with reports of a red-bellied black snake on the loose.

Mr Jones was contacted by police and two other witnesses to remove the snake from the busy area outside a hotel.

After taking the full grown red-bellied black snake to a Crows Nest vet, Mr Jones said the snake has a good chance of survival despite having blood on its head.

“The snake’s injury is as much of a mystery as why it was there in the first place,” he said.

“There was quite a lot of blood on the footpath, it could be a lung injury.”

Mr Jones said he was pleasantly surprised by the amount of people concerned for the snake’s welfare.

“People were more curious than scared, which is really fantastic to see,” he said.

The venue manager at the Morrison Bar said staff rushed to close the doors and call police as soon as they saw there was a snake out the front.

He said the snake appeared to be injured and distressed, with a large amount of blood on it’s head.
“The staff couldn’t believe what they were seeing and covered the snake up straight away,” the venue manager said.

“You don’t expect to see a massive deadly snake in the city while you are relaxing and having a drink.”

He said none of the patrons appeared to be injured or stressed by the situation.
A picture of a one-month old baby red-bellied black snake. Picture: Jono Searle
Mr Jones said finding a snake in the CBD was far from a regular thing for him.

“It is very unusual to find a red-bellied black snake in front of a hotel, in the middle of the city,” Mr Jones said.

The venom is poisonous and symptoms include bleeding and or swelling at the bite site, nausea, vomiting, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, sweating, local or general muscle pain and weakness, and red-brown urine.

Although there are a number of bites each year, very few human deaths have resulted and most deaths were in earlier times.

Often bite victims experience only mild or negligible symptoms but some end up in hospital.

But there is a greater risk for children and pets.

The snakes grow to an average size of 1.5 to 2m, with males growing slightly larger. But they can grow up to about 2.5m.

Yes folks its that time of year again. Snakes are coming out to look for food. Make sure you are ready in case a family member gets a snake bite, learn first aid in a nationally recognised first aid course on the Northern Beaches. We are the best first aid course in Sydney and we offer training with a defibrillator to all participants. Book now for a day you wont forget. Simple Instruction is centrally located at the Dee Why RSL DYRSL and caters Provide First Aid HLTAID003 and Provide CPR HLTAID001 courses for all Northern Beaches and North Shore locals from Avalon, Narrabeen, Mona Vale and Warriewood to Belrose, Frenchs Forest, Beacon Hill to Manly, Dee Why, Freshwater and Brookvale to Mosman, Cammeray and Neutral Bay.

All courses are conducted under www.allenstraining.com.au

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Provide CPR HLTAID001 – Dee Why, Northern Beaches, Sydney.

January 7th, 2016

Simple Instruction is the leader for providing informative, cheap, relevant and fast CPR and First Aid courses in Sydney. Located on the beautiful Northern Beaches and centrally located at the DYRSL (Dee Why RSL) we cater to all suburbs including Avalon, Mona Vale, Narrabeen, Elanora Heights, Freshwater, Allambie, Belrose, Balgowlah, Brookvale, Manly, North Curl Curl and will even come to your house or business if you have a private course.

Simple Instruction has up to date and relevant teaching material and equipment to make your learning a first class experience. We do not train you to be a paramedic or doctor we aim to take the science out of First Aid and CPR and make sure you have the skills appropriate to be able to help someone in an emergency situation.

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide CPR and use a defibrillator, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

This course is suitable for workers and professionals who require a refresher or first-time nationally-accredited qualification in the administration of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Completion of the pre course online workbook PRIOR to the practical session is now required. There is no longer a written assessment on the day of the training course as the workbook satisfies the need for this.

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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”.

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.

Car Accident – Would you be able to provide First Aid care?

July 16th, 2010

You never know when you are going to perform emergency first aid or CPR. Get yourself accredited now by contacting Simple Instruction. Our next course is on the 24/07/2010.

Published in The Daily Telegraph, 16/07/2010, By Chelsea White.

Mystery of the three-way head-on.

HOW do three cars crash head-on? That’s the question accident investigators were left with yesterday after a bizarre accident outside a shopping centre.

The crash – which eventually involved five cars – on Mona Vale Rd at St Ives left 10 people injured, two of them seriously. Witnesses said the pile-up resulted from a minor bingle which triggered a chain reaction.

An elderly driver left the Woolworths petrol station shortly after 12.30pm and collided with another vehicle, sending the cars careering across a median strip into the path of oncoming traffic. Three cars crashed head-on and two more vehicles were swept up in the chaos.

It took emergency services more than an hour to free two elderly drivers who were trapped in the wreckage.

Both had serious injuries and were taken to Royal North Shore Hospital. Five others were also taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Nine ambulances were needed as well as the fire brigade and police.

Emergency services were again stretched to their limits when a truck and eight cars collided at Wentworth Falls at 4pm. Medics treated 11 people, with three taken to hospital.

Northern Beaches – Local and Proud

June 6th, 2010

Simple Instruction has had a great response from the recent mail out for our Apply First Aid (formerly Senior First Aid) and Perform CPR training courses from businesses around the northern beaches.

I have used www.truelocal.com.au to locate and contact local businesses and industry around the Northern Beaches, Sydney.

The great response especially towards our Apply First Aid training course from all industries including, builders, the aquatic industry, childcare facilities, personal trainers, gyms and fitness centres from all around the northern beaches has been encouraging and shows people are willing to support local businesses.

Some places i would like to give special mention is: Frenchs Forest Virgin Active, Pure Fitness Personal Training – Manly, Vision Personal Training (Mona Vale, Mosman, St Ives, Balgowlah, Neutral Bay, North Sydney, Brookvale) and Fitness First ( Dee Why, Mona Vale, Mosman). There has been a slow response from the building industry but i must stress the importance of ensuring a safe workplace by getting you or your employees trained and accredited in Apply First Aid or Perform CPR.

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