Basic first aid is one of the most important things you’ll learn in your life. Although you’ll hopefully never have to use your new found skills, if someone near to you does have an accident or begins to feel unwell, the techniques you learn on your first aid course could make all the difference. From burns to breathing problems, and cuts to fractures; first aid training will help you to assess and treat a wide variety of serious and potentially life-threatening conditions.
Remote Situation First Aid is not always about being in the outback. An urban bush walk, a four wheel drive trip on Moreton or Fraser Island, a trip out in Moreton Bay for the day in your boat, a canoe paddle down the Brisbane River can all require first aid training. Injuries, bites, stings, dehydration, hypothermia and many more challenges can and do occur and our best defence against such things is good preparation.
This situation is an excellent example of the ‘chain of survival’ in use:
Early call to the emergency services
Early CPR – cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Early arrival of advanced care provided by a paramedic
Critical Incident Responses: Now that 6% of children (or 1 in 20 babies) have a food allergy, anda portion of these suffer a serious anaphylaxis reaction, it’s crucial to know what to do in the first 2-3 minutes after the child’s allergic reaction shows.
IF ON FIRE: Stop, Drop, Cover And Roll
Smother The Flames With A Blanket
Remove Person From Heat Source