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First Aid for Needle Stick Injuries

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First Aid for Needle Stick Injuries In this series on first aid, we are working to demystify and break down some of the procedures that are followed by first aiders. We have already covered first aid for insect bites and stings, what to do if someone is having an asthma…


First Aid For Choking

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First Aid For Choking As far as medical emergencies go, choking and the Heimlich maneuver are two of the most often depicted medical emergencies on the big and small screens. For that reason, many people feel they know what to do when it comes to someone choking but you’d be…


First Aid for Insect Bites and Stings

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First Aid for Insect Bites and Stings Picture this. You’re reclining on a blanket with a delectable spread of picnic food, the sun is warm, and the sounds of leaves rustling in the wind and sounds of children laughing fill the air. Then suddenly, you’re shocked out of your calm…


First Aid for Asthma

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First Aid for Asthma There are few things so alarming as not being able to catch your breath. Panic grips you, you suck in all the air you can, but your breathing has been reduced to a light wheezy sounding gasp. This is what it’s like to have an asthma…


What is DRSABCD?

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What is DRSABCD? Everyone understands the importance of first aid. Many of us have studied first aid at one point or another in our lives, and even may retain fuzzy memories of the compression technique for CPR but do you remember all the acronyms and lingo? First Aid terms can…


Five Short Courses To Do Over The Holidays

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Five Short Courses To Do Over The Holiday Break With the holidays coming up it can be too easy to lie about, enjoying a little too much food and festivities over the break. You know how it is, you think you’ll get so much done but before you know it…


First Aid Kit Must-Haves For Workspace Safety

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First Aid Kit Must-Haves For Workspace Safety Injuries at work are not something anyone wants, but accidents do happen. Most of them will be minimal and easily dealt with - provided that you have everything needed in your first aid kit. There isn’t really a general list of mandatory items…


First Aid for Seniors

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First Aid for Seniors Supporting and assisting our elderly parents and friends is becoming more important with the latest diagnostic machines and medications, we are living longer. There is also a trend to try and keep the elderly in their homes as long as possible. As you get older you…


Benefits of First Aid Training

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Benefits of First Aid Training Life can throw unexpected situations our way. While we can’t prepare for everything that may happen, we can take steps to improve our knowledge and skills for if and when situations do occur. One skill you might like to learn is first aid. There are…


How to Perform Primary and Secondary Survey in a First Aid Emergency

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How to Perform Primary and Secondary Survey in a First Aid Emergency In life, when we are trying to solve something, the very first thing we do is to identify the problem. For example, if your car broke down and you want to repair it, you must find out which…


First Aid for Burns

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First Aid for Burns Burns can damage the soft tissue and be caused by: Heat Chemicals Electricity Extreme Cold or Solar Radiation. The treatment for burns differs depending on the source of the burn and where on the body you or someone to whom you are administering First Aid has…


First Aid for Snake Bites

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First Aid for Snake Bites In Australia, we have many creepy crawlies that make the rest of the world wonder how we’ve survived all this time. But, us Aussies see these creatures as just a part of life down under. While snakes are prevalent right across the world, Australia ranks…


First Aid Reminders For The Christmas Period

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First Aid Reminders For The Christmas Period Tis the season to be jolly, but realistically, the jolliest of times generally see an increase in visits to the local GP or even to the hospital. It’s important for you to know how to take care of basic First Aid requirements to…


Tips for staying healthy this winter (and avoiding the common cold!)

Tips for staying healthy this winter

Tips for staying healthy this winter (and avoiding the common cold!) Brrrr… it’s cold in here! Winter has certainly arrived and with it comes a whole bunch of sick days, runny noses and sore throats. There are a few simple things that everyone can do to reduce the amount of…


North Lakes Student Recognised for Giving Ultimate Gift

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North Lakes Student Recognised for Giving Ultimate Gift On the 7th of December, at the Asset College office in North Lakes, previous student, Rhys Collins received rightful recognition for his brave acts that ultimately saved the life of his neighbour earlier in the year, receiving a Save a Life Award. Rhys…


What would happen if no one had CPR Training?

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Previous student of Asset College, Nicci Garaicoa, is a perfect example of just how important it is to keep your First Aid and CPR skills up to date. According to the Australian Resuscitation Council, First Aiders must complete a First Aid refresher every 3 years, and recommends a CPR refresher…


Student Saves Life

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Student Saves Life There is no greater achievement, than that of saving a life. Rhys Collins, former Asset College student knows this feeling. When Rhys Collins signed up to do his First Aid refresher course, he had no idea that he would be paramount in an emergency situation so soon…

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