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...
Do you know what is involved in establishing, maintaining and facilitating the provision of appropriate first aid in the workplace, and are you aware there is a regulatory requirement for this?  Can you identify workplace hazards, assess risks and use this information to determine first aid resource requirements for your workplace?  Are you able to develop first aid action plans and risk minimisation strategies to address your workplace requirements? If you can’t answer ’Yes’ to all these qu...
This week (12-18 June 2016) is National Blood Donor week , turning the spotlight on the selfless donors who are changing people’s lives by donating whole blood, plasma and platelets. The Australian Red Cross Blood Service is one of the safest blood donor services in the world. At collection centres all over the country (Nambour and Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast), as well as mobile donor centres, the Blood Service is collecting the vital element, blood, that is so versatile it can be mad...
Everyone has the potential to be a hero. You don’t have to be extraordinary. The secret lies in having courage. For many people, that means having the courage to put into practice the knowledge and techniques learned at courses such as CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation) and Provide First Aid. Often, in emergency situations, we expect someone else to respond – maybe a designated first aid officer in a workplace, or Surf Lifesavers at the beach, or St Johns ambulance officers at a sporting e...
According to the Australian Government website Australian Institute of Health and Welfare : An estimated 3.7 million Australians suffered cardiovascular disease in 2011-12. More than 1.1 million Australians were hospitalised with cardiovascular disease as the principal diagnosis in 2013-14. 43,946 deaths of Australian people in 2012 had cardiovascular disease as the underlying cause . Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are twice as likely to be hospitalised due to cardiovascul...
This week, 15-21 May 2016, is National Food Allergy Awareness Week hosted by Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia . This event aims to raise awareness of allergy in the Australian community. It’s all about ‘Awareness, Avoidance, Action™’. As a parent, nothing is more frightening than encountering a severe allergic reaction, or anaphylaxis, in your child. At Allens Training on the Sunshine Coast, we understand that parents, grandparents and those working in child care and education need to know wh...
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 If you work in a school or childcare centre, we even have a ‘Nut Free Zone’ chart you can display in your centre. Help get your workplace prepared for a First Aid...
In recent months Allens Training Sunshine Coast has been pleased by the number of First Aid and CPR courses being attended by residents in Sippy Downs, Caloundra, Buderim, Noosa and Maroochydore. We all know how vital it is that the general public are trained in First Aid and CPR, but to know that so many students from the University of the Sunshine Coast are taking the time during their busy schedules to complete First Aid Courses is great! Most students are required to complete First Aid C...
Are you working with children and want to update your first aid qualifications but are not sure which course is right for you?  It is possible that your choice will be influenced by the requirements of your workplace and the legislation that governs it.    The ‘National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care' was introduced on January 2012 to provide a platform for the standardisation and development of education and care for children in Australia.    The independent nation...
The wounds of soldiers during wars and other conflicts are treated by the brave medics of our Defence Forces. When warfare is designed to not only kill but maim, defence force medics are the ones on the ground applying first aid to their mates. They treat unimaginable injuries with bullets and bombs going off around them. We know what a special skill it is to spring into action and help someone in a car accident or when someone is collapsed, but to take action during a time of war deserves s...

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