Asthma and Spacer use
posted by on 20 Oct 2017

The use of a spacer, especially in an acute asthma attack, is essential. We could present countless articles showing facts about the benefits of using a spacer OR show one picture. Please be sure to always carry your Ventolin and a spacer




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So many venues and so many courses
posted by on 13 Oct 2017

So many options

First Aid Training with Professional Paramedical Trainers.
More venues, more dates, more options makes Vital First Aid an easy choice.
We run so many cou...

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Cardiac Arrest Survivor after attending Vital First Aid course
posted by dont put it off - learn CPR now, the life you save could be your OWN !!! on 18 Sep 2017

Susanna attended a Vital First Aid course earlier this year, which she does with us regularly. When she got home she discussed "whats new" in CPR with her husband. Less than a month later her life depended on the skills and knowledge she gave to her husband....... he found her in cardiac arres...

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EpiPen changes
posted by on 14 Jun 2017

The method of administering the EpiPen has recently changed. You should only hold the pen in place for 3 secs following injection instead of the previously described 10 secs and they also now recommend not to massage the injection site. Remember when using the EpiPen to hold onto it firmly........

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RACGP CPR training activity
posted by on 8 May 2017

Vital First Aid is accredited to delivery CPR training for the RACGP. This course will attract 5 points as an Accredited Activity. Additional fees will be incurred for this service. Please contact the office for details. Bookings made directly thru our on-line booking system may not be able to...

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Sports Trainer LEVEL 3 - Vital First Aid leading Sports Trainer education in Australia
posted by on 20 Mar 2017

Vital First Aid is leading Sports Trainer education in Australia by being the FIRST organisation to deliver the converted LEVEL 3 Sports Trainer course.

This course provides a balance of extended medical skills as well ensuring these skills can be used outside of the sporting indu...

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CPR - BREATHING ??
posted by on 28 Feb 2017

There is so much confusion out there about the requirements for Rescue Breaths whilst doing CPR... what should you do ???

Even some w...

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Paramedics in the Workplace
posted by on 8 Feb 2017

Paramedics are now accepted as first aiders - seems silly but under the Code of Practice First Aid in the Workplace 2016, which is a legal document controlling first aid policies in the workplace, a first aid must have completed a Provide First Aid course. NSW Paramedics don't complete such a ...

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Childcare Industry
posted by on 31 Dec 2016

Are you in the Childcare Industry ?? If you are, you are probably required to complete additional training in asthma and anaphylaxis. This can cost in excess of $120 and incur additional time in the classroom. Complete the HLTAID003 Provide First Aid course with us and select the optio...

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Supporting our Community
posted by on 1 Nov 2016

Vital First Aid is very proud to be associated with Terrigal SLSC Nippers. These young people are learning valuable lessons on survival as well as building the skills to assist others. Well done Terrigal SLSC


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Asthma - emergency managment
posted by on 18 Oct 2016

Good emergency management of asthma is critical in acute asthma attacks in order to save lives

All first-aiders should become familiar with the correct management www.nationalasthma.org.au/asthma-first-aid

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Downward trend continues for work related fatalities
posted by on 18 Oct 2016

Safe Work Australia has published the latest Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities report, providing details on the number of people who have died in Australia from work-related injuries.

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Headaches
posted by on 7 Oct 2016

Headaches are extremely common and typically nothing more than annoying. They usually respond to over the counter analgesics. As first aiders however we should never disregard the potential for a patients headache to be more serious than it first appears especially if the patient has come to y...

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Defibrillation with light
posted by on 20 Sep 2016

Traditionally we have used a violent electrical shock to try and restore the correct electrical activity in a heart. Studies are currently being conducted with very positive results showing that "light therapy" may in the future replace electrical defibrillation.

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Professional course
posted by on 25 Jul 2016

Let me take this opportunity to let you know how I enjoyed your course, it is very professional & well structured. Jason the presenter was excellent.

I loved the way Jason started on time at the beginning of the day and in breaks, not wasting time waiting for inconsiderate peo...

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Concussion in Sport
posted by on 1 Jun 2016

Concussion in Sport is such a hot topic but also an incredibly emotive one. As a parent I want to know if my child has sustained a concussion and I also want to know that those caring for him/her have the knowledge to safely and affectively deal with the injury. A new website has been created ...

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NRL and Vital First Aid join forces
posted by on 20 Oct 2015

National Rugby League ( NRL ) and Vital First Aid join forces to ensure the safety and well being of every rugby league player in Australia.

Vital First Aid is very proud to have been named the as the RTO responsible for training Sports Trainers Nationally - re accredita...

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Gosford Lifeguards are back at work
posted by on 22 Sep 2015

Gosford Council lifeguards have completed this years pre-season training at Avoca Surf Club with Vital First Aid, this being about the 18th year with Vital. The lifeguards refreshed their skills in beach rescue, oxygen use, advanced first aid skills, CPR and defibrillation as well as spinal care....

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Painful Stone fish Encounter
posted by Author New-mail Emma Reid 18/9/2015 on 22 Sep 2015

A WARNING to watch out after a man was stung by a stonefish when he was collecting his cast net at Riverview. Brenton Wilson who is a member of Elliott Heads Surf Life Saving Club took to social media to notify others to be aware of the fish. "I was casting the net around the oyster rocks a...

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First Aid Kits for tradies - ALERT on special buys
posted by on 25 Aug 2015

Under the Code of Practice 2012 First Aid in the workplace, there are required contents for all first aid kits in the workplace. It is a legal requirement that workplaces, including tradies, have one of these first aid kits. When purchasing a first aid kit for the workplace be very careful that t...

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Brain Injury Association of NSW
posted by on 23 Jul 2015

Vital First Aid is a proud member of the Brain Injury Association of NSW. This ensures that we maintain up to date understanding of the latest research into all forms of brain injury especially acquired brain injuries. Our corporate membership fees also go towards funding of this research into...

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Alex MacKinnon Spinal Care
posted by Adrian Date on 8 Jul 2015

In Feb Vital First Aid will be conducting its regular spinal care training course for the Newcastle Knights NRL team. Vital First Aid is donating this essential training in the name of Alex MacKinnon and wish him well with his continued recovery.

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What is a Student Handbook?
posted by on 8 Jul 2015

As a Registered Training Organisation Vital First Aid is governed by various standards controlled by the Australian Quality Skills Authority ASQA. As part of those standards we must make available to all students details such as our refund policy, behavior standards within our classses, RPL po...

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Sports clubs and defibrillation
posted by on 23 Jun 2015

The media has recently run several articles about the need for defibrillators at sporting clubs especially at the playing fields. Although the likelihood for fit young players to need a defibrillator is low we cannot forget about the not so young referees and spectators. The statistics very clear...

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USI - Unique Student Identifier.
posted by on 7 May 2015

Yep it’s a pain but it’s easy and free to gain this number and will provide access to your training records well into the future. All Nationally Recognised training from the 1st January 2015 will require the participant to provide their USI number to the training organisation. This information...

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Back to school spike in asthma emergencies
posted by Adrian Date on 4 Feb 2015

Parents and teachers are being warned to prepare for a spike in asthma emergencies when children return to classrooms for the start of the 2015 school year.

The National Asthma Council Australia says that the 1 in 10 school children with asthma face a significant increase in the risk of ...

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Defibrillation and CPR feedback
posted by Adrian Date on 18 Dec 2014

Several out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest studies show a significant percentage of people are not in a shockable rhythm. Other studies indicate CPR performed by trained and lay rescuers may be sometimes ineffective. How do we ensure the best possible treatment for both those cases? The HeartSine®...

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Defibrillation - Forward Hearts
posted by on 14 Nov 2014

HeartSine defibrillators have once again shown to the world that they are truly dedicated to saving lives.... the have created the " Forward Hearts " program

The Forward Hearts program enables individuals who have survived a sudden cardiac arrest event as a result of a HeartSine defibril...

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General Practitioners CPD points
posted by on 11 Nov 2014

Vital First Aid Training Services once again has been recognised by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners as an organisation suitable to deliver CPR training to general practitioners. We consider this an honour and again look forward to delivering ongoing education the this hig...

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Asthma and calcium levels
posted by on 6 Nov 2014

A leading respiratory physician has advised Australians with asthma to meet the recommended daily calcium intake as new research has found that people with lung conditions such as asthma may be at increased risk of osteoporosis.

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Training Help Desk and Support
posted by on 6 Nov 2014

Our Training Help Desk is here to assist all current and past customers with any of your first aid related needs. Generally most issues are able to be handled by one of our dedicated office staff however if they are unable to assist you an experience paramedic trainer will either be able to ta...

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Child Carers and asthma / anaphylaxis training
posted by on 6 Nov 2014

We are now delivering HLTAID004 Provide an emergency response in an education and care setting combined with our normal first aid unit. This means that carers are no longer required to complete a separate asthma and anaphylaxis course saving time and money.

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Workers Compensation Data 2011-2012
posted by on 3 Nov 2014

Safe Work Australia has released the Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics 2011-12 report
  • There were 120 155 accepted workers’ compensation claims for serious injury or disease,
  • males accounted for 64 per cent of serious claims in 201...

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Asthma inhaler technique link to poor asthma control
posted by on 28 Oct 2014

"Incorrect asthma inhaler technique is one of the leading causes of poorly-controlled asthma. Despite receiving adequate treatment, poor adherence and using asthma inhalers incorrectly contributes to people not getting the most out of their medicines...

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Sporting Clubs, social clubs and first aid
posted by on 27 Oct 2014

Are you a member of a sporting club, social club or association and realise that if anyone in that club gets paid, the organisation is automatically required to meet the standards set out in the Code of Practice First Aid in the Workplace. This means that you must have first aiders available a...

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Is your Apply First Aid Certification due to Expire?
posted by on 10 Oct 2014

The Apply First Aid certificate is valid for 3 years only. You should also refresh your CPR certificate every 12 months. Both these courses can be easily refreshed by attending the appropriate courses with Vital First Aid

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How often should you update a CPR Certificate?
posted by on 9 Oct 2014

The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that people renew their CPR certificate every 12 months. This can be done easily by booking into one of our many CPR courses listed on our website. If you have any queries please do not hes...

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