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. ...
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...
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 disl...
Allens Training now have a First Aid Training facility on the Sunshine Coast. We recognise the value of First Aid Training and provide a innovative First Aid Training solution to assist business and deliver Group First Aid courses to workplaces. Some of our unique features in relation to the delivery of First Aid Group Training on the Sunshine Coast include We will bring our First Aid Training classroom to your workplace. Wherever you are on the Sunshine Coast and even areas south includ...
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,...
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 interventionIt may also be due to insufficient pressure being applied by the first aider to the noseIt may be that sufficient pressure is being applied by the first ai...
Before we commence our first aid class and open the doors Allens Training are experiencing a lot of interest from Sunshine Coast locals looking to gain their First Aid Certificate or renew their Cpr certification.To ensure we can meet with this demand Allens Training Sunshine Coast are currently seeking additional First Aid Trainers with an ongoing opportunity to deliver First Aid Courses at our training centre at Birtinya and in various locations around the Sunshine Coast.With our advertisin...
Last month at the King of Coolum Thundercats race there was an emergency situation whereby 2 boats collided together at high speed.A man was knocked unconscious He was filling up with water and he was laying there, looking lifeless, with his mate trying to help him," said one of the spectators.On lookers praised the efforts of the race organising committee who immediately deployed surf-lifesaving rescuers and first-aid teams."The passenger of the boat yelled out for help and people have just ...
When we deliver our First Aid Courses we receive a lot of great questions. One of the most common questions asked during the training session is “Can I be successfully sued if I provide first aid"?A ‘Good Samaritan’ is defined in legislation as a person acting without expecting financial or other reward for providing assistance. First aiders should not be concerned about being sued if they come to the aid of a fellow human in need as long as they do not act recklessly and try to avoid further...
I was watching the Australian Rugby Test last Saturday with a friend and he asked me to explain the rules of Rugby to him. I thought about the question as the answer would have to be very technical in nature, so instead of a very technical answer, I said that öne guy picks the ball up and runs until someone stops him and they start again. A simple explanation for a complicated set of rules.Have you ever experienced being on the receiving end of an overload of information? We’ve all sat throug...