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A First Aid Kit for Every Activity

A First Aid Kit for Every Activity

Do you have a first aid kit at home? Do you know what items you should take on day trips, holidays or in your car? Off the shelf first aid kits usually contain basic staples that should be included in all first aid kits, however, it’s important to recognise thatRead More

How Can I Keep My CPR Skills Fresh?

How Can I Keep My CPR Skills Fresh?

Written by Megan Denny People who’ve learnt CPR know how important it is to be prepared in an emergency. When moments matter, having the knowledge and skills to act can save or restore someone’s life and prevent you from wondering – what if?   Quick quiz: You discover a co-worker onRead More

How to Choose a CPR Certification Class

How to Choose a CPR Certification Class

Written by Megan Denny During cardiac arrest, the odds of survival decrease by 7-10% every minute, and the average response time for emergency personnel is 8-12 minutes. When CPR can be started right away, the patient’s chance for survival can double or even triple.* In a study reported by theRead More

Disaster Preparedness – Advice from a First Responder

Disaster Preparedness – Advice from a First Responder

An emergency can occur anytime, anywhere. In the event of a disaster: – Are you and your family prepared to be self-sufficient for three to five days? – Do you have a rendezvous point other than your home? – How will you communicate without a phone or mobile device? WeRead More

10 Reasons Parents Should Become EFR Certified

10 Reasons Parents Should Become EFR Certified

No matter how much preparation you do – classes you take, books you read, searched on google – nothing truly prepares you for becoming a parent. The responsibility and worry of getting it wrong can blind-side you from day one. Simple things like a grazed knee, which you’d ordinarily cleanRead More

5 Reasons Why Basic First Aid Knowledge is Essential

5 Reasons Why Basic First Aid Knowledge is Essential

There are numerous reasons why people don’t take First Aid training programs; They are too busy They don’t know where to go They think that they already have enough knowledge, or They think that accidents happen to other people not to them or their friends, family and colleagues. Ask anyRead More

Start Your Instructor Trainer Courses Online (Asia Pacific)

Start Your Instructor Trainer Courses Online (Asia Pacific)

Now, there’s a more convenient way to become an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer. You can now complete the knowledge development portion of the course independently online. Then, to finish your training, you’ll participate in a 6-hour practical session. EFR IT – Phuket – 09 October, 2015 EFR IT –Read More

Responder in Action: Reefers and Wreckers

Responder in Action: Reefers and Wreckers

    The Value of First Aid training for anyone spending time at sea by Michael Turner, Reefers and Wreckers Dive Center After two days aboard a liveaboard while taking in the beautiful dive sites of the Red Sea, we were approaching the world famous dive site of the SSRead More

Knowing When to Seek Medical Attention

Knowing When to Seek Medical Attention

It seems like it’s always difficult to determine when you should see a doctor. With flu season right around the corner, it is wise to be reminded of when we should seek medical attention. The Center for Disease Control offers the following recommendations for determining when you should seek immediateRead More

Keep Your AED Properly Maintained

Keep Your AED Properly Maintained

Imagine that you are at work chatting with a coworker. Now imagine a strange look comes across your coworkers face as he suddenly collapses. Recently, you completed a CPR, First Aid, and AED class and spring into action. You shout for someone to call 911, and check for breathing andRead More