Every year, the road toll statistics cause grief and shock across the country, and there seems to be a spike in fatalities during the holiday season. The statistics for Queensland road crashes have remained relatively stable in the past four years; however, in our local Sunshine Coast area during the holidays drivers need to remain attentive and careful. The ‘big three’ identified as major causes of road accidents are excessive speed, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and fati...
Summer’s in the air, and bluebottles are riding the waves, along with surfers and swimmers on Sunshine Coast beaches. Beach goers encountering bluebottles may experience the painful, but not deadly, sting from the trailing tentacles of this marine stinger. And Allens Training first aid courses can help you be prepared for the effects of a close encounter with this nautical creature. The bluebottle – Physalia utriculus – is commonly referred to as a type of jellyfish; however, it is not a ‘tr...
How much do you know about asthma? Enough to recognise the symptoms when confronted by someone experiencing wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing and chest tightness? Asthma is a long-term medical condition that impacts your airways, which extend between your nose and mouth, and your lungs. People with asthma have sensitive airways that react to triggers like animal dander, pollen, mould, cold air, smoke, exercise, and respiratory infections. When sensitive airways react to triggers, the m...
Next time you come to a course with Allens Training Sunshine Coast at our Birtinya Training Centre, check out our range of merchandise for sale. One of the most popular items for purchase is the conforming bandage for use when applying the Pressure Immobilisation Technique (PIT). The PIT is used for first aid treatment for severe envenomation resulting from snake bite and funnel web spider bite. In our HLTAID003 Provide first Aid training, Allens Training Sunshine Coast demonstrates first ai...
July 3 – 9 is Sleep Awareness Week, an initiative of the Sleep Health Foundation , working with Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) to reduce the burden of impaired alertness on the safety, productivity and health of all Australians. Sleep is a fundamental biological requirement for human health. Side effects of sleep deprivation are affecting Australia’s productivity, risking safety and damaging mental health. Research by the Sleep Health Foundation has found 33 – 45% of adults either have p...
Investing in an AED for your sunshine coast community or workplace could dramatically increase the chance of survival of someone who experiences a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Sudden cardiac arrest occurs abruptly and often without warning. It is triggered by an electrical malfunction that causes an abnormal rhythm that disrupts to the heart’s normal pumping action, and prevents the flow of oxygen to the brain, lungs and other organs. The heart may either stop beating, or beat irregularly an...
Allens Training on the Sunshine Coast offer a range of First Aid Charts that are FREE for you to download. Our charts cover a variety of situations that could occur in your home or office, including: CPR (resuscitation) Anaphylaxis Asthma Burns  Choking Seizures Infection control Calling for help Snake and spider bite Chest pain Jellyfish stings  And more… Help get your workplace prepared for a First Aid response and display these charts in a common area. Hopefully you won’t need to use them...
The Sunshine Coast weather has finally cooled down, and before long we’ll be in the flu season. To avoid infection, you need to be vigilant, and aware of some simple precautions you can take. ‘Flu’ (influenza) is a viral infection that is spread when tiny droplets containing infectious agents are propelled into the air by the speech, sneezes or coughs of an infected person. The infected droplets may be breathed in by people nearby. Infection may also be spread by contact with hands, tissues,...
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can develop rapidly and is potentially life-threatening. It is a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment. More than one body system may be involved; however, the most dangerous allergic reactions involve the respiratory system and/or cardiovascular system. Anaphylaxis develops rapidly, usually reaching peak severity within 5 to 30 minutes, and may, though rarely, last for several days. Causes or common triggers Food - peanuts, tree nuts ...
If it has been more than a year since you last completed first aid or CPR training you are likely due to renew at least the CPR component of your certificate. Why should you keep your certificate current? Well, beyond various workplace and employment requirements, it is always good to refresh your first aid and CPR skills for a number of reasons. I have forgotten what to do… If, over the past 12 months, you haven’t had to use the skills you learned in you last first aid course, you may have ...

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