What a great group of students this morning, education is the key 🔑 Helping workplaces keep safe and providing up to date knowledge and skills is important to prevent and assist in medical emergencies. #savealife #firstaid #training #peninsulafirstaid @andersonconstruction_
What a great bunch of students tonight with lots of fun and laughs too. Learning the skills and techniques in providing effective CPR. Well done guys. #training #firstaid #savealife #peninsulafirstaid #cpr
Parents, this is an important read! 👇 Anaphylaxis is a life threatening condition. The article below was a horrible incident. A little one suffered a severe anaphylactic reaction due to traces of eggs, milk and peanuts found on soft play equipment. Cross-contamination is just as deadly as eating the food. https://babyology.com.au/health/safety/traumatised-mum-issues-warning-about-the-dangers-lurking-in-play-centres.html?fbclid=IwAR1G7FsC-az16LqfMvCQyCx8WcnCzTn1pt6S3rRVLSPk9xIHSg5xdjdVkhw
Asthma is a common condition caused by narrowing of the small air passages in the lungs. The narrowing happens when air passages become swollen and inflamed, causing more mucus to be produced. In addition, the muscle bands around the air passages become tighter. These changes make it harder for air to get in and out of the lungs, and cause wheeze, cough and problems with breathing. Difficulty in breathing in children is a medical emergency. To treat an asthma attack, follow these steps: Sit your child comfortably upright and remain calm. Shake the blue Ventolin puffer and give four separate puffs through a spacer. Give one puff at a time and ask your child to take four breaths from the spacer after each puff. Wait four minutes. If there is no improvement in your child's condition repeat step 2 and call 000.
Would you know how to save your child's life? Peninsula First Aid Training offers first aid courses to give you the confidence to respond calmly and confidently to common first aid emergency situations. Head to our website for details #firstaid #peninsulafirstaid #training #savealife peninsulafirstaidtraining.com.au
Last week the Sydney Morning Herald ran an informative article on the little White Tail Spider (https://bit.ly/2GwuTZL) and it is certainly worth the 5 minute read. In summary, the article points out that: * these little fellows are pretty common in bathrooms and bedrooms * they love to hide in clothing and bed sheets * their bite varies from being similar to an ant bite or right up to a burning, terrible pain * the bite can cause a rash or an itchy lump which may last for up to a week and in some cases it can form into an ulcer * it DOES NOT cause the flesh eating disease which has lead to people to losing their limbs! The article caused a lot of people to share their own experience of a bite from a White Tail (https://bit.ly/2WXKLKR) and we have summarised the main views below: Body part - lower limbs 45%, upper limbs 30%, & torso 23% Location - bed 80% & towel 13% Pain - itch/ sting 40%, ant/ mozzie bite 30%, & burning 25% Pain Longevity - Weeks 50%, Days, 29%, & Months 21% Lasting effect - swelling/ lump 42%, ulcer 25%, dead skin 15%, rash 6%, & scar 6% ACTION: make sure to pick up clothes from the floor; check your baby/ child's bed before putting them in; and shake your towels before use. FIRST AID: an ice pack brings effective relief and also helps to reduce the itch and the subsequent swelling. If pain is persistent then provide your child with one dose of paracetamol and call your GP for detailed advice. If your child's condition worsens, or their breathing is affected, then please call 000 promptly.
Great group of students today. Thanks for the entertainment and for all you’re enthusiasm. Love what I do. #training #cpr #peninsulafirstaid #management #firstaidtraining
Calling for emergency assistance quickly is vital in many first aid situations. We all know how to call for help in our home country, but what about when travelling? Most countries have emergency numbers to summon police, fire or an ambulance. Many countries have consolidated these numbers into a single emergency number. In North America, that number is 911, and in all countries in the European Union, the number is 112. In the Australia, you can dial 000 from your mobile phone even if your phone has never been activated. Emergency 🚨 services can identify the landline from which a 000 call has been made, even landlines having an unlisted number or blocked caller ID. They can then associate an address with that telephone number 📞 Tips for Calling the Emergency Services: Whether on a landline or cell phone, when you call 000, be ready to provide the following information: Your name and the phone number from which you are calling. This allows dispatch to call you back if you get disconnected The victim’s location, Give the address, names of intersecting streets or other landmarks Describe the nature of the emergency, e.g., someone fell off a ladder Describe the victim’s condition, e.g., their head is bleeding, and identify any additional persons needing help Do not hang up the phone unless instructed to do so by the dispatcher It’s important to remain calm and speak clearly. The emergency operator may ask a number of questions, remember that this does not slow down the dispatch of an ambulance if required. Make sure you answer the questions and stick to the facts to ensure the best possible care and assistance an be provided. #training #firstaid #savealife #peninsulafirstaid
A febrile convulsion is a fit or seizure as a result of a fever (high temperature) and is very common in babies and young children. Unfortunately, many parents and carers know relatively little about this condition despite it affecting around one-third of all children. What causes febrile convulsions? Febrile convulsions are normally associated with a fever, although they can occasionally occur in particularly hot circumstances when the baby is otherwise healthy. The convulsion has nothing to do with how hot the baby’s temperature is but rather how quickly the baby’s temperature increases. First Aid Treatment for Febrile Convulsions -Stay clam. Remember that febrile convulsions are common! -If your baby is in your arms, lay them down safely on a cool surface. A floor is perfect, or a couch or bed, as long they’re in a secure spot and they can’t fall & injure themselves. -Do NOT put anything in the baby’s mouth, including water or medication. -The baby will not swallow its tongue, but could easily choke if anything is put into the mouth. -Do NOT try to restrain the baby. No amount of restraint will stop the shaking; however trying to restrain the baby could easily cause an injury to them. -Following a convulsion, make sure that your baby is breathing normally. #firstaid #management #treatment #peninsulafirstaid
Puncture wounds, such as stepping on a nail or being stuck with a tack, don’t bleed much, and the wound often closes up quickly. However, these wounds can be especially dangerous due to the risk of infection. The object that caused the injury may carry the spores of tetanus or other bacteria, especially if the foreign object was in contact with the soil. Wounds on the foot, and puncture wounds from human or animal bites, including domestic dogs and cats, are especially prone to infection. Seek medical attention for these types of wounds, and anyone who hasn’t had a tetanus shot within five years should get a booster within 48 hours of the injury. First Aid for Puncture Wounds- Stop any bleeding from the wound. If there is no object embedded in the wound, apply firm direct pressure. If there is an object still embedded, apply pressure around the wound to stop the bleeding. Seek emergency medical attention if the bleeding persists or if the blood spurts. Clean the wound well to reduce the risk of infection. Wash the area around the wound with soap and water. If available, apply a thin layer of an antibiotic cream or ointment such as Neosporin or Polysporin. This will keep the wound moist. If a rash appears, discontinue use of the ointment. Cover the wound with a bandage or sterile gauze, and change the dressing whenever it becomes wet or dirty, or at least once a day. Seek medical attention if the wound is deep, doesn’t heal or if signs of infection appear, such as redness, drainage, warmth or swelling. Never Remove an Embedded Object Don’t remove any foreign objects embedded in the wound. Doing so should only be done by a medical professional after careful examination of the injury. Seek urgent medical attention for any wound with an embedded foreign object. #firstaid #management #training #peninsulafirstaid