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Training room location

Jenny Bourne - Friday, October 24, 2008

Exciting news 

Now there is a permanent location for Apply First Aid courses to be delivered. Find us at Suite 15A and 15B 40 Annerley Road Woolloongabba in the Taylor Medical Centre on the second floor. We will be there whenever we are delivering a First Aid course. Other times contact by email at or by phoning 0413378004.and leaving a message and we will return you call as soon as possible.

How to you cope with stress? Do you shout at people?Do you become very quiet and withdrawn? Do you go and do strenous activity to burn off the energy? Do you go and listen to calming music? Or go play with the kids or your pet? Or talk about the problem to anyone who will listen? All of these are ways people do cope with the stressors in their life.
Which is best is the one? Is  the one that truly works for you and that situation. Sometimes keeping quiet is best and other  times it is yelling at the person who caused the stress. What is best? is that at the end you have caused no harm to anyone else and have resolved  whatever is the issue at the time. Asking for help from others who are not involved can be helpful. They are usually calm and help you to see  the problem from another perspective. It is always good to listen to others and gain an understanding of how it feels for the other person. Or you may just want to dance like no one is watching. Cick on link to

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Workbook online

Jenny Bourne - Sunday, October 19, 2008

Do you need to do First Aid Certificate for your qualification or your job? Or do you want to know what to do in a medical emergency with your children?

Have you found it difficult to give up a weekend or two work days to do the First Aid Course? After you have attended the face to face training then to spend another 16 to 20 hours completing a workbook. The workbook has to be marked by the trainer and then wait for the Certificate to arrive in the mail, It all takes too long in your busy life.

Now you can book online, complete the workbook on line in 1-2 hours and email or bring the completion certificate for the workbook to the one day training. When the workbook and practical assessment have been successfully completed the Frist Aid certificate can be issued on that day.

Click on this link to book for Apply First Aid certificate course Apply First Aid Certificate 24 October

Fainting in a crowded room

Jenny Bourne - Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Do you feel for the person who faints in a crowded stuffy room when standing? Do you rush to their side to help? Or stand back because you don't know what to do?

Why did they faint? Was it too hot? Had they not been drinking enough water? Where they feeling sick?

What to do? Make sure it is safe for you and then as they are supported as they go down to the floor. Check for response by talking and touching them. If no response check for breathing. When breathing present . Place them on their side with their legs elevated.

Make sure there is space around them and someone is with them. When they have come to assit them to sitting position and ensure they are orientated to time place and person by asking them their name, where they are and what time it is?

If they can not answer these questions then they need to seek medical assistance.

To learn more come to the First Aid Course on Friday 17th October book hereApply First Aid Certificate 17 October

Whip lash from car accident

Jenny Bourne - Saturday, September 27, 2008

What will someone be feeling when they have been in a car accident and they have whiplash injury to their neck? 

Will they find it awkward to stand up? Will it be difficult to look over their shoulder? Will they be wallking carefully?Will they be tired of answering questions about their neck and the accident?

They may use their hands to push off the seat to assit in standing up. They may need to turn their whole body to be able to see behind when before the accident they could just look over their shoulder. They may walk with care as they fear that they may do further injury. Their story about the accident may gain in impact with each telling and become more graphic depending who the audience is.

Their neck muscle may be spasming from the whiplash effect of the impact of the car and need support and rest to heal.

Children and Water

Jenny Bourne - Monday, September 15, 2008

Warmer weather is on the way, the children want to go swimming and what first aid situations can occur? How do you feel when an accident occurs?

Is it safe for them to go in the water? Are the adults paying attention to them all the time they are in the water? Will they be warm enough if the water is still cold from winter months? Are their ears okay to go into the water (and not with gromets in them)?

If it is a pool has the pool been cleaned and the chemicals added at correct amounts for the water to be safe.
Whenever children are near water the adults who are caring for them MUST be aware of them at all times.
After a swim children are often cold and need to be warmed up by drying them and placing them in warm dry clothes.
Children with grommets in their ears need to be kept out of the water to keep their ears dry and protected.

To learn more attend Apply First Aid Certificate course Apply First Aid Certificate 17 October

Chemical weed spray in eye

Jenny Bourne - Wednesday, August 27, 2008

How do you help someone with chemical in their eye from spraying weeds in the garden?

Wash their eyes with running water for 10 to 20 minutes and then get them medical assistance as soon as possible.

It is better to prevent injury. The person needs to wear goggles that wrap around their face and seal around their eyes so that the chemical can not get in. Click this link for an example of this type of goggles

Or goggles for use when handling chemicals

Call the Poisons Information Centre on 13 11 26 for First Aid for that chemical.

Material Safety Data Sheet for the chemcial will have the First Aid Treatment for splashing ot spraying in the eye.

Book for the Apply First Aid course on October 17 Apply First Aid Certificate 17 October

Black eyes and frozen peas

Jenny Bourne - Monday, August 18, 2008

Why is an ice pack a good treatment for a black eye?

How do you feel when you have a black eye?
Wanting to hide from the public  or looking for the most effective make up to cover up the bruising, maybe not what men would do. Thinking up good stories to explain the shiner. Hearing friends and family make up better stories.

Using a couple of tablespoons of frozen peas in a small zip lock pack covered with clean face cloth, can relieve the swelling from the black eye. Keep the ice pack on for 10 minutes at a time and then off for the time it takes for the tissue to warm up, then reapply the ice pack. Change the pack when it no longer cold. The used pack can be refrozen an used again for the same black eye injury. Continue for several days or the swelling reduces. Dispose of the frozen peas when you no longer need them for the black eye.

Listen to the other uses for ice on the Teleseminar.

For more information on First Aid topics book for the Free First Aid Teleseminars on Tuesdays Teleseminar Spinal Injuries & Fractures

Sprained ankle at dancing

Jenny Bourne - Monday, August 11, 2008

How  do you do feel when you twist you ankle while out with friends at the weekend?

Friends usually make up a good story for you that seems to grow with each telling. While they are making up stories and your foot and ankle are swelling, is there any one applying first aid? What is needed is RICE. Rest your foot and ankle on seat or chair. Apply some ice and amount of time is important. Compress with a firm bandage and elevate the foot. To find out more information listen to the teleseminar on Tuesday August 19th. Teleseminar Spinal Injuries & Fractures

Why First Aid training

Jenny Bourne - Thursday, July 24, 2008

Why write about First Aid topics?

After working for almost thirty years as a nurse in various specialities and having seen some horrific trauma that was successfully repaired and some that was not I have observed that it is better to prevent or minimise the damage. For most trauma if assistance is given as soon as possible then the outcome is usually better for all concerned. So if it can not be prevented then make sure the least amount of damage is done by providing effective First Aid.

When delivering the First Aid courses face to face I am impressed by the way the participants engage in the information and content. Some hide there eyes from the pictures of casualties and some want to see more. They then apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in the scenarios provided in the training. They do not know how they will respond in a real life situation and have had some practice before they may need to apply the knowledge & skills.

Nose Bleed at Seminar

Jenny Bourne - Friday, July 18, 2008

What do you do when someone sitting beside you at a seminar suddenly has a nose bleed?

Do you look around and hope that someone else knows how to help? Do you ask people nearby do they know what to do? Do you feel grateful that its not you because you know you don't have a tissue or hankie with you?

Or do you remember the TV shows like Mr Bean putting a bandage around his head with a pad under his nose?

Get the person to pinch the fleshy part of their nose just below the bone and to lean slightly forward. Get them to breathe through their mouth. Maintain this psition and postute for at least 10 minutes and then check that the bleedng has ceased.
Placing a cold pack across the nose, the forehead and or the back of the neck. If the bleeding continues seek medical assistance as soon as possblibe. It may be by asking the staff at the venue or the people on the registration desk. If the bleeding has stopped let the person know. not to pick their nose or blow their nose for several hours after it has stopped bleeding.
It is also important not to swallow the blood that may have gone down the back of the throat from their nose.

Until next time be safe