Australian Ticks

Australian Ticks What are ticks? Ticks are parasites that feed on animal and human blood. There are more than 800 species of ticks around the world, with 70 found in Australia and 16 species have been reported as feeding on humans. There are two major groups of ticks: hard ticks and soft ticks. Hard ticks…
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CPR with AED training CPR - Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - HLTAID001 When a person’s heart stops, we know as being in ‘cardiac arrest’. They are not responding to you and not breathing. What is CPR or Cardiopulmonary resuscitation?  CPR is a combination of techniques, including breaths and chest compression's. CPR is designed to pump the heart to…
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Managing an Emergency

Priorities in an Emergency Early recognition is a key step in initiating early management of an emergency situation.1 In all emergencies, the rescuer should: • quickly assess the situation • ensure safety for the rescuer, person in need and bystanders (this may mean moving the person in need) • send for help (call an ambulance).…
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Poisonous Plants

Poisonous Plants How to Recognize Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac Many people around the world are sensitive to poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac which are all common plants to find in bush type landscapes. If an person is sensitive, he or she can develop an itchy, blistering rash by coming into contact with…
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