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...
On Tuesday 8 November 2016, Allens Training is delivering a Provide Advanced First Aid (HLTAID006) course in our Birtinya Training Centre on the Sunshine Coast. This course is open to the public, and you can secure your spot in the course by booking online or by phoning 07 5438 8888. Who needs this certificate? Most employers and workplaces require Provide First Aid (HLTAID003), as this is the most common first aid course. However, certain tertiary study and job positions require people to h...
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 ...
Allens Training Sunshine Coast courses, especially Provide Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Provide First Aid courses, are popular with all age groups. We are pleased to notice increasing numbers of participants in the below 18 and 60-plus age groups are enrolling in Allens Training courses. One sector of the 60-plus age group comprises grandparents who find themselves caring for grandchildren. These dedicated carers want to be prepared for worst case scenarios, and feel more confide...
Allens Training is pleased to announce the launch of our First Aid Companion App. This app is designed to make life easier for students and to enhance their training experience. The app keeps all your important training information (such as dates, trainer details, USI) in one location. In addition, you can quickly access information (such as a quick first aid reference guide and GPS locator) to help you in an emergency situation. Features and benefits of the app include Keeps a record of fir...
All over Australia, first aid kits are sitting in cupboards, on benches, in vehicles and numerous other handy (and some not so handy) locations. In many cases, people know there’s a first aid kit about the place somewhere, but it may be used only very occasionally. First aid kits should be kept in a safe, dry and accessible place. If a first aid kit is not used often, one action that can be neglected is regularly checking the contents to ensure they are up-to-date, and that any used or damag...
This year in National Diabetes Week (10-16 July), Diabetes Australia aims to raise awareness about diabetes-related amputations, so that more can be done to reduce the impact of diabetes. Diabetes Australia’s headline brings to our attention the fact that 280 Australians develop diabetes every day, which is one person every five minutes. The statistics should be a wake-up call to all Australians, especially on the Sunshine Coast, where more than 11,900 people have the disease. Diabetes has b...
Australia’s population is concentrated in urban areas near the coast, with the highest concentration being in the south east of the country, stretching roughly from sunshine coast around to Adelaide. A similar concentration occupies a smaller area in the south west of the country in Western Australia. After travellers progress beyond Australia’s most heavily populated areas that comprise the ‘coastal fringe’, great spaces exist between the towns and the services, especially medical, that the...
Work-related accidents range from something as minor as a paper cut to a major incident resulting in serious injury or even death. Various peak bodies in Australia, principally Safe Work Australia and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), maintain statistics and report on work-related injuries and illness. Safe Work Australia has links to a number of useful reports and publications. Common workplace accidents include falling, tripping, slipping, bumping into or being hit by obstacles, c...

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