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What Does CPR Stand For?


WHAT DOES CPR STAND FOR? Cardio = HEART Pulmonary = LUNGS Resuscitate = REVIVE Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation = Reviving the Heart and Lungs Cardio = HEART Your heart is a big, strong muscle that expands and contracts more than 60 times a minute without you even thinking about it. It is automatically driven by electrical impulses and runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with no vacation time. That’s around 33 million beats a year! Your heart has a simple, but important job. It pumps oxygen-rich blood from the lungs out to the rest of your body. If your heart [...]

What Does CPR Stand For?2020-03-04T21:46:39+10:00

Using an AED


As soon as a victim is encountered and it is determined that they are unresponsive, three things need to happen: Someone calls 000  if a phone is available Someone retrieves the AED if one is available Someone checks for breathing and circulation and begins CPR if needed That works fine if you have at least 3 people on the scene. If there are only 2 people, one calls 000 and gets the AED while the second begins CPR. If you are all alone, you should do them all in the order listed even if it means leaving the victim – call [...]

Using an AED2020-03-04T21:46:39+10:00

Importance of Rapid Response


If a VF victim gets his heart pattern restored immediately following a sudden cardiac arrest, he has about a 2/3rds chance of recovery. Every minute that revival is delayed, the chances drop until there is little hope after 10 minutes. CPR is not a means to revival. CPR is a temporary bandaid to keep oxygen flowing to the brain until a way to revive the victim is ready. Not many years ago, that means of revival was only available in hospitals, operated by highly trained medical personnel. Manual external defibrillators are used to apply an electric shock to victims in an [...]

Importance of Rapid Response2020-03-04T21:46:40+10:00

Automated External Defibrillators and CPR Skills


Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)   are the latest, most important, advancement in sudden cardiac arrest response. They are amazing little gadgets that pretty much anyone can operate with little aed training and they are popping up all over the place, from schools to churches to health clubs to homes. Ventricular Fibrillation (VF)   is an electrical abnormality where the heart stops pumping because the electrical impulses in the heart are out of synch, causing it to quiver instead of beat. I like the analogy of this being like an hysterical person who is screaming and crying and beyond reason – a rude slap [...]

Automated External Defibrillators and CPR Skills2020-03-04T21:46:40+10:00

Assist Clients With Medication Workshop


Course Details Course Overview: This is a practical based workshop course to develop confidence and knowledge in safe administration of medication in the community. Award issued: This is a Workplace competency based certificate : Not a National Statement of attainment Course Fees $110 Contact us for more information. About This Course Prepare to assist with medication Prepare the client for assistance with medication Support clients with administration of medication Handle medication contingencies Complete distribution and documentation Practical skills on use of Spacer for Asthma and COPD medication – The medication knowledge and justification. [...]

Assist Clients With Medication Workshop2021-05-26T09:52:22+10:00

Young People’s Survival Course


Course Details Course Overview Too many teenagers and young adults are dying on our roads and too many are ending up in our hospitals with serious, life threatening and permanent head injuries. The results of these injuries is often catastrophic to the young life and family. As a young adult, you may not be aware of the risks involved with attending functions, festivals and clubs where alcohol is being consumed. The risks arise not only based on your behaviour but also the behaviour of others who may have consumed too much alcohol or drugs. This information [...]

Young People’s Survival Course2020-03-05T08:21:36+10:00

Snake and Insect Awareness Course


Course Details Course Overview Do you work in a job where you come into contact with snakes, spiders, ticks, spiders, scorpions and centipedes? Are you able to recognise the difference between those that are safe and those that could harm you? If not, then you could be placing yourself in danger. We offer businesses and groups courses in Workplace Health and Safety Snake and Insect Awareness. Award issued Certificate of Attendance - Not Nationally Accredited. Course Fees Contact us for more information. About This Course What you will learn on one of our [...]

Snake and Insect Awareness Course2020-03-09T14:10:26+10:00

PEG Feeding


Course Details Course Overview Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is an endoscopic medical procedure in which a tube (PEG tube) is passed into a patient's stomach through the abdominal wall, most commonly to provide a means of feeding when oral intake is not adequate. We provide information, practical hands on experience, trouble shooting and knowledge to make participants more confident in their ability to provide care to a client with a PEG and requiring enteral feeding. Award issued Workplace Certificate of Attendance - Not a Nationally recognised course Course Fees $110 About This Course [...]

PEG Feeding2021-05-26T09:50:56+10:00

Fire Warden Training Course


Course Details Course Overview This course provides participants with the knowledge and skill to effectively fulfill their duties as a warden in the event of an emergency. Award issued AS3745-2010 Course Fees Contact us for more information. About This Course Our Fire Warden training course (AS3745-2010) provides participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively fulfill their duties as a fire warden in the event of an emergency. Providing both public and private training throughout Australia and New Zealand, Healthcorp’s professional industry trainers will teach you the knowledge, skills and confidence to respond [...]

Fire Warden Training Course2020-03-05T08:41:18+10:00

Epilepsy management – Midazolam administration


Course Details Course Overview Epilepsy is a disorder of brain function that takes the form of recurring convulsive or non-convulsive seizures. Epilepsy is not just one condition; rather it is a diverse family of disorders comprising many seizure types. 10% of the population are at risk of experiencing a seizure during their lifetime, while 3-4% will go on to be diagnosed with epilepsy. There are seizures that are not epileptic such as those that result from diabetes, kinked blood vessels and a range of other health conditions. Midazolam is a medication that is commonly used for [...]

Epilepsy management – Midazolam administration2020-03-07T09:13:33+10:00


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