Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are a vital piece of equipment in the treatment of heart-related emergencies, most commonly cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart unexpectedly and suddenly ceases beating. The usual cause is an abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation, which usually results from abnormal and very fast electrical activity in the heart. The only effective treatment is defibrillation. Defibrillation is an electrical shock delivered via ...
We have noticed a number of our friends on Facebook holidaying in Canada, Japan and the USA – It’s good for some. You guys do know we have some great beaches here on the Sunshine Coast, don’t you? We are very jealous seeing everyone hanging out in the snow; however, we also want to know that you can stay safe and help others to do the same. So, here are some tips for treating casualties in the snow.  The two main risks are frostbite and hypothermia (if you are really special, the third is ge...
Allens Training is holding a FREE CPR Awareness Session at our Sunshine Coast Training Centre. Those attending will receive non-accredited CPR awareness training. Following the tragic events over the last month, with an incredible number drowning related deaths of adults and children, we are inviting all Sunshine Coast residents to attend this session. We encourage anyone who does not know how to perform the potentially lifesaving skill of CPR, to attend this session to ensure you are prepar...
Staying safe on the roads over the Christmas/New Year break Every year, the road toll statistics cause grief and shock across the country, and in our local Sunshine Coast area. In Queensland, the rate of road fatalities has remained at about 5 per 100,000 population for the last two years, although the number of hospitalised casualties has fallen slightly in 2016. The ‘big three’ identified as major causes of road accidents are excessive speed, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs...
Does your workplace need on-site first aid training for employees? Allens Training on the Sunshine Coast specialises in delivering group first aid training for businesses and organisations on the Sunshine Coast and across Australia. With more than 10 years industry experience, we are experts in delivering nationally recognised first aid and health and safety courses to workplaces. We offer group training tailored to the needs of your workplace – on a date and in a location that suits you – e...
Did you know your volunteer group may be eligible for a grant for first aid training? Training for volunteers can be funded from Volunteer Grants from the Federal Department of Social Services (DSS). Your organisation or community group can apply for a grant and use the money to help your volunteers learn new skills or obtain qualifications needed for their volunteering work. The value of the grants ranges from $1000 to $5000. The kinds of courses that can attract funding include mental heal...
The summer holidays are fast approaching, and many families are considering heading into the bush for camping, walking, picnics and other recreational activities. However, ticks can turn a bush trip dream into a bush trip drama. These little bloodsucking parasites can be a health hazard. The most important tick in Australia is the Paralysis Tick,   Ixodes holocyclus , which causes more than 95% of tick bites in Eastern Australia. Most tick-borne illnesses are due to this species. The Paralys...
The Sunshine Coast has the ideal climate for spending time outdoors and engaging in outdoor activities during the summer. However, nobody wants to end up being treated for heat exhaustion or heat stroke, two related health conditions that can have serious consequences if not treated early and effectively. Both conditions result from a mild to extreme elevation in body temperature. Body temperature is usually controlled by sweating, which keeps the body cool through evaporation. However, when...
Many people find the contents of women’s handbags to be a source of mystery, amusement and myth. For stand-up comedians, the contents women’s handbags are an enduring source of jokes. Humorous German artist Hans-Peter Feldmann once created an ‘art’ exhibition that displayed the contents of half a dozen women’s bags. And the general population accepts the continuing myth that you can tell a lot about a woman by the contents of her handbag. However, jokes aside, many women, especially women wi...
Allens Training Sunshine Coast is pleased to announce the addition of two new charts to our extensive line-up of first aid charts. The new charts are: Spinal Injury Concussion The charts follow the same useful format – signs, symptoms, and what to do – as the other charts that Allens Training Sunshine Coast has available for free download from our website . Spinal injury and concussion are often connected in that both injuries can occur concurrently, and some of the signs and symptoms, such ...

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