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Being Defibbed whilst conscious

Check this out. This guy’s heart was in Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a type of heart irregularity (arrhythmia). He was shocked 3 times by a defib – all whilst conscious although on some pretty good drugs.


A big congrats to Dr Harry Gibbs, co-owner of Emergency Training Australia – He is now the Deputy Director of General Medicine at the Alfred Hospital Melbourne!!!!

How to recognise a Heart Attack

It was Heart Week last week and we are all urging all Australians to learn the warning signs of heart attack! Click here to check out the heart foundations video and share it with your friends – knowing the warning signs could save your life or the life of someone you love.

Did you know that Heart Attack is the no.1 killer for women in Australia

There is a common misconception that heart attacks only happen to middle age men. Michele was only 43 when she had hers, click HERE to read her story.

First Aid Courses Melbourne

Keep posted for some public first aid courses to be held in Melbourne…….stay tuned.

Good Samaritan

Wow!  This is exactly why we love teaching people first aid.  So they can use their skills during emergency situations such as car accidents.  It is fantastic to see that people are happy to help others in a time of need.  Don’t forget that as a first aider you are covered by legislation in every state and territory when you stop to help someone who is sick or injured, just don’t do anything way beyond your training like put a dislocated shoulder back in!!  Jump in and help! here is the article

First Aid for Journalists

Here is a very interesting article about first aid training for journalists and the need for these skills when they enter areas where there is risk of injury such as war zones, click HERE.

Hello First Aiders!

Here is a list of what courses we are offering folks.  If you are keen to have a chat, contact us and we would love to speak to you.  Be safe out there!
Apply First Aid – HLTFA301C (formally known as Senior First Aid / Level 2 First Aid)
Provide Basic Emergency Life Support – HLTFA201A (formally known as Level 1 First Aid)
Perform CPR – HLTCPR201A
Anaphylaxis – Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis – 22099VIC
Asthma – Course in Emergency Asthma Management in the Workplace -22024VIC
Childcare First Aid – Apply First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis combined
Administer oxygen in an emergency – PUAEME003C
Defibrillator Training – Operate an Automated External Defibrillator in an Emergency – PUAOPE010C
Apply Advanced Resuscitation Techniques – HLTFA404B