Your mother was right! When was the last time you washed your hands?  Flu season is here with all its associated sneezes and coughs.  Did you know that influenza is transmitted through coughs, sneezes and contaminated objects such as supermarket trolleys and work surfaces?  In everyday situations you should try to minimise the risk of transmission of infection to yourself and others by following standard precaution procedures to ensure a basic level of infection control.  Let’s revisit some ...
What is the best way to treat a nose bleed?  Do you lean the person forward and apply pressure below the bridge?  Do you use ice? What if the nose bleed continues? There are several reasons a nose may bleed on frequent occasions:  It can be as a result of a thin membrane contained within the nose and if so, this needs medical intervention It may also be due to insufficient pressure being applied by the first aider to the nose It may be that sufficient pressure is being applied by the first a...
  WORKPLACE SAFETY AND THE LAW: 11 THINGS EVERY SMALL BUSINESS SHOULD KNOW  Operating a small business is hard work, but that doesn’t mean safety has to be. Here are 11 things you can do that will help your business comply with work health and safety regulations and keep your team safe.  1.     Make sure you have a  workers compensation policy  if you need one – ie if you employ workers on a full-time, part-time or casual basis and pay more than $7500 in annual wages. 2.     Make time to  ta...
Stroke is the common term used to describe a CVA or Cerebral Vascular Accident.  A stroke is usually a blood clot or bleed in the brain leading to a variety of symptoms including weakness, paralysis, speech disorders and decrease of consciousness. Strokes most commonly occur in elderly people with a history of high blood pressure but may also occur in younger people.  Certain cardiac abnormalities can also lead to a stroke, either by causing a fall in blood pressure to the brain or dislodgin...
Lisa from our first aid sunshine coast office states that Cardio-Pulmonary-Resuscitation (CPR) can be life-saving and increases the person’s chances of survival if started soon after the heart has stopped beating. If no CPR is performed, it only takes three to four minutes for the person to become brain dead due to a lack of oxygen. The quality of the compressions is vital in maximise the potential outcome. Quality is important and is vital in buying time before a defibrillator is applied. C...
What do you do if you see someone clutching their throat, gagging? Do you slap them on the back? Perform the Heimlich manoeuvre? Do you get them to cough? The symptoms and signs of choking will depend on the cause and severity of the obstruction. Airway obstruction may be gradual or sudden in onset and may lead to complete obstruction within a few seconds. As a result the victim should be observed continually. A casualty who has inhaled a foreign body may be extremely anxious, agitated, maki...
On Saturday October 24, Allens Training on the Sunshine Coast hosted a free CPR Awareness Day. We did this to help Sunshine Coast residents get ready and be confident to respond to an emergency before the first day of summer. We were thrilled with the events success and the Local Channel 7 news even popped by - view the segment here. Knowing what to do in the first few minutes of an emergency can make all the difference for someone you love – do you agree? At Allens Training on the Sunshine ...
It is important to ensure you have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) before commencing your First Aid Training with Allens Training, Sunshine Coast. What is a USI? A USI is a reference number made up of numbers and letters. It is an initiative of the Australian Federal Government and creates a secure online record of your nationally recognised training that you can access anytime and anywhere, and it’s yours for life. Why do I need a USI? Training organisations can only issue certification w...
Our Sunshine Coast Training Centre offers an excellent venue for you to complete your training. With the use of modern technology and new well-maintained training equipment you are provided with excellent and practical, hands-on training. Located centrally on the Sunshine Coast in Birtinya, and on various public transport routes Between Noosa and Caloundra, our training centre is accessible to all. There are a number of cafes nearby with plenty of parking right outside. Our Sunshine Coast Tr...
Allens Training has just released a new improved Simply First Aid reference guide . We wanted to create the ‘ideal’ first aid resource that makes it easy for everyone to use and understand - promoting quick access to first aid treatment information if required in a first aid incident or emergency. So, what has changed? The layout has changed from portrait (vertical) to landscape (horizontal). This allows for better viewing, especially in a 2 page spread. The content has been simplified which...

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