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A distressed Asian woman sits at a table, clutching her throat with both hands as she chokes on a burger lodged in her throat while eating.
First Aid

First Aid: Choking Relief with Chest Thrusts & Back Blows

Choking incidents can be frightening; knowing the proper first aid techniques could mean a difference between life and death. Choking is one of the leading causes of unintentional injury deaths worldwide. This blog will guide you on effectively performing chest thrusts and back blows for choking relief in line with Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines. Keep reading to arm yourself with essential knowledge that might save a life one day! Key Takeaways Choking happens when something

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A trained first aider in a blue uniform uses a defibrillator while performing CPR on a patient.
CPR

The Importance of Automatic External Defibrillators in Saving Lives

Every year, around 30,000 Australians experience a malfunction with their heart’s electrical system. This can result in an irregular heartbeat, or in some cases, the heart can stop beating completely, causing sudden cardiac arrest.  It’s a sad fact, but thousands of Australians unnecessarily lose their lives to sudden cardiac arrest every year. I say unnecessarily because some basic training combined with an ingenious little device known as an Automatic External

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A close-up photo of a knee with a significant cut, highlighting the need for proper first aid and wound care.
Uncategorized

Get Sorted: First Aid for Cuts and Abrasions – Your Guide

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where a minor cut or abrasion needed immediate attention? It happens to the best of us. In this article, we will explore the world of first aid for cuts and bruises, equipping you with the knowledge and skills to handle these common injuries effectively. Knowing how to provide first aid for cuts and abrasions can help you or someone you care about to

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A female warehouse worker carefully sealing a cardboard box with a tape dispenser in preparation for shipment
Work Health & Safety

Mastering Manual Tasks: Your Guide to Safely Conducting Manual tasks HLTWHS005

Welcome to your ultimate guide to safely conducting manual tasks (HLTWHS005), where we will explore everything you need to know about mastering manual tasks. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting, this comprehensive guide will equip you with the knowledge and skills to safely navigate the challenges of manual tasks in any workplace. With safety as our utmost priority, we will delve into the importance of risk assessment and

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A person using two fingers to perform CPR on a mannequin.
CPR

Are You Prepared for the Unexpected? Discover the Essential Steps to Performing CPR on a Child!

CPR, or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, can be a lifesaver in emergencies involving children – but only if you know what to do. Did you know there are distinctions between adult and child CPR? This blog post is your guide to understanding these differences, teaching you how to correctly perform CPR on a child, whether an infant under one year old or over one-year-old. Ready to learn this life-saving skill? Let’s get started! Key Takeaways Understand the differences between

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A well-stocked first aid kit on a white background
First Aid

Your Go-To First Aid Kit Checklist

Staying prepared for emergencies is a necessary life skill, but do you know what essentials to keep in your first aid kit? In Australia, having one at home, in the car, and the workplace is recommended. This guide will provide an extensive checklist of items for a comprehensive first-aid kit tailored to these three locations. Ready to stay one step ahead of emergencies? Let’s get started! Key Takeaways Staying prepared for

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