This question often arises when people are considering undertaking a first aid course. In most cases, the standard Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) is sufficient. However, in some circumstances, Provide Advanced First Aid (HLTAID006) is required. Most workplaces require a certain number of people to successfully complete Provide First Aid (HLTAID003). These people can then be First Aider’s in their workplace. In line with Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines, it is recommended that first...
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...
What is the treatment for a snake bite? It’s that time of year when snakes warm up and start moving around again, and when people are spending more recreational time outside, a combination that can lead to close encounters of the venomous kind. Australia is home to about 110 land snake species and about 32 sea snakes. However, 21 of the 25 most venomous snakes in the world inhabit our wide brown land. Death adders, taipans, brown snakes, copperheads and tiger snakes are all classed as extrem...
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...

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