Category Archives: First Aid

First aid training

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Gympie School Firstaid Training

We just completed a firstaid training at a local school in Gympie. Here’s some of the comments we received. THANK YOU SO MUCH JIM, COLLLEEN & BILLY – Please see the comments below The presenters were great, much better than I’ve had in the past. Practical and to the point. 10 out of 10, would … Continue reading Gympie School Firstaid Training

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Needle Stick Injury First Aid

A needle stick injury occurs when the skin is accidentally punctured by a used needle. Blood-borne diseases that could be transmitted by such an injury include Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. What to do Wash with soap and water Alternatively use alcohol-based hand rub If you are at work, notify your … Continue reading Needle Stick Injury First Aid

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Soft Tissue Injury – First Aid

Soft tissue injuries may be sudden or get worse gradually. Further treatment depends on the type and severity of the injury. Always see your doctor if pain persists after a couple of days. Causes – Sudden twists or jolts. The fibres overstretch beyond their capacity and tear. Bleeding from broken blood vessels causes the swelling. … Continue reading Soft Tissue Injury – First Aid

Spinal and neck injuries

The spinal cord is a mass of nerve fibres that enables signals to travel between the brain and the rest of the body. It runs down through the neck and is protected by the spinal column that consists of 33 vertebrae bones that have a spongy disc between each vertebra. The lower spinal bones are fused … Continue reading Spinal and neck injuries

Snake Bite First Aid Treatment

Many snakes in Australia are capable of lethal bites. These include: taipans, brown snakes, tiger snakes, death adders, black snakes, copperhead snakes, rough scaled snakes and many sea snakes. Anti-venom is available for all venomous Australian snake bites. Snake identification – Identification can be made from venom on clothing or the skin using a Venom Detection … Continue reading Snake Bite First Aid Treatment