On Tuesday 20 June 2017, 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 hold...
Fainting can be the result of many different things. Fainting happens when not enough oxygenated blood flows into your brain and you lose consciousness, or "pass out," for a very brief time - just a few seconds or few minutes. A sudden drop in your blood pressure can cause you to faint. Sometimes your heart rate and blood vessels can't react fast enough when your body's need for oxygen changes. This is very common among older people. It can happen when: you stand up too fast you work or play...
Heart health is the focus of the Heart Foundation’s Heart Week 2017 (30 April to 6 May). The theme this year is the importance of diagnosing and treating high blood pressure, as it is well recognised that high blood pressure equates with a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Blood pressure is the measurement of the pressure of the blood in the artery as it pushes against the artery walls with each pump of the heart. Blood pressure that is consistently high is a major contributor ...
Allens Training on the Sunshine Coast run evening CPR courses in our Birtinya Training Centre on the Sunshine Coast to cater for those that may work full-time and during the day. The course HLTAID001 Provide Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation covers skills and knowledge required to perform CPR in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines. It is a 2-hour course and you will walk away knowing what to do if you find yourself needing to perform CPR. Our next evening courses is on Tue...
On ANZAC Day, attention usually focuses on those in the army, air force and navy who served on the front line of major conflicts. However, many unsung heroes can be found among the medical corps – those dedicated men and women who also serve under fire, and who have the unenviable job of dealing with the injuries received by their colleagues. The hazards of the battle field can include bombs, mines, sniper fire, grenades and machine guns, all of which are designed to inflict maximum damage t...
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,...
Ever hear someone suggest putting butter on a burn, or recommend urinating on a jellyfish sting? Crazy, right? But some first aid treatment myths do persist. Here are six first aid treatment myths that need to be demythified: Myth 1 – treat jellyfish stings with your own urine. This old suggestion may do more harm than good, as the urine may not be acidic enough to neutralise the sting. So, what is the current treatment for jellyfish stings: Tropical jellyfish (such as box jellyfish, Morbakk...
 It’s Easter, and many Sunshine Coast families head for the beach or the bush for a camping holiday. So, check the weather, check your vehicle, and most importantly, check your first aid kit. Make sure you are prepared for common emergencies that can occur while camping. Burns Keep children away from campfires and hot barbecues, which may retain their heat Put out all fires using water Be aware that previous campsite occupants could have put their campfire out with sand rather than water; sa...
World Allergy Week is a global campaign of the World Allergy Organisation (WAO) which aims to raise awareness of the impact of allergy in our communities. Among the ten Fast Facts identified by the Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australia (AIFA), three facts stand out: 1.       Allergy and other immune diseases (immunodeficiency and autoimmune diseases) are among the fastest growing chronic conditions in Australasia. 2.       Almost 20% of Australians and New Zealanders have an   aller...
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 ...

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