What to Pack in a Camping First Aid Kit

KarynAllergy, Burns, children, community, emergency, First, First Aid, First aid kit, injuries, Parents

What to pack in the best Camping First Aid Kit

Are you looking forward to some time out this holiday season? If you’re heading off camping, or even if you’re off on a roadtrip – it’s worth the small amount of time it takes to pack a well-stocked first aid kit. Then you really can sit back & relax. You’ll know you’ve got your bases covered from a first aid perspective, without having to throw everyone into the car and hopefully find a pharmacy that’s … Read More

Top 4 Free First Aid Apps

KarynChildhood, children, emergency, First Aid, First aid kit, injuries, Injury, Parents, Sports

head2toe First Aid reveal their Top 4 First Aid Apps

In today’s world, we all want up-to-date information at our fingertips, and First Aid is no different. So in this blog, we’ll reveal the four First Aid Apps that put reliable, evidence-based, life-saving first aid knowledge into the palm of your hand, wherever you travel in the world. That means you can skip the Dr Google step! I’ve heard so many people say they’re afraid they won’t remember how to deal with all of the … Read More

Childhood Falls & Injuries: STOP before you Scoop!

KarynChildhood, children, emergency, First Aid, injuries, Injury, Parents, Sports

Childhood Falls from Playground Equipment.

Has your child ever fallen from a height in the playground? Or sustained injuries from falling off the top bunk or out of a tree? Crashed their bike? Or even had a rough tackle at footy? What was your first reaction? Because if you’re like most parents with a child who is hurt and crying – you want to scoop them up to comfort them and make sure they’re ok. Picking up your child could … Read More

Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) Demystified

KarynAED, Childhood, children, community, Defibrillator, emergency, First Aid, injuries, Injury, Parents, prevention, Sports

AED CPR

When most of us think of defibrillators, we think of what we have seen in dramatised medical programs.  We imagine the word “CLEAR” and a loud noise as the patient jumps. So, it’s no wonder that I frequently see hesitation, concern, and even fear from people in a first aid course around using an automated external defibrillator (AED). Once people understand how an AED works and how important it is, I start to see that … Read More

First Aid: Australian Spider Bites

KarynChildhood, children, community, emergency, First Aid, injuries, Injury, Parents, prevention, Sports

Redback spider, Latrodectus hasselti, on white background

I don’t know about you, but lately I have been noticing spiders on the move around my house. First aid for spider bites is a common topic that I get asked about. So, I thought I would write a brief blog on what the recommended first aid is for Australian Spiders in case you have had an increase in spiders at your house too…. Awareness of where spiders live is an important aspect of prevention so that … Read More