Why Handwashing and Self-care is Powerful and Timeless

KarynChildhood, children, community, Cough, Parents, prevention, Sickness

Why Handwashing Saves Lives!

Fundamentals Save Lives in COVID-19 & Beyond I’ve been amazed at how washing your hands ‘properly’ for 20 seconds has come as news to a lot of people! Because as a Nurse, handwashing is the absolute foundation of our work and of infection control. I still remember my first day in the demo ward at Uni. I proudly went up the elevator in my brand new uniform excited about what life-saving skills I would learn.  … Read More

Why a Bushfire & Emergency Action Plan is Vital

KarynBurns, children, community, emergency, First Aid, Parents, prevention, Safety

Why a Bushfire or Emergency Action Plan is Vital

This is what our lovely Jess, who works in marketing for us here at head2toe First Aid, found out on December 20, 2019. She lived through the scary reality of the Cudlee Creek bushfire, when she had to put her Bushfire Action Plan into place and quickly evacuate her Adelaide Hills home in Lobethal with her 2 precious young girls and dog. The fire burnt to a street away and 300m from her back fence … Read More

Why First Aid is The Life Skill EVERYONE Needs

Karyncommunity, First Aid, Parents, prevention

Why Everyone Needs to Learn First Aid

Let’s have a show of hands (and be honest!)… Have you only done First Aid training because of work?  Or perhaps you’ve never even thought about going to a course. Maybe you know the basics and don’t think you’d ever be the person who needs to know. It could be too hard to find the time. Or you’ve always meant to, but… You never want to be the person to think ‘I hope someone else … Read More

Top 10 Tips for Hay Fever Relief

KarynAllergy, Childhood, children, First Aid, Parents, prevention

Top 10 Tips for Hay Fever Relief

Spring is here & with it comes a collective groan – because it’s the start of ‘Hay Fever season’! Across Australia, almost 3 million people suffer from Hay Fever, the common name for ‘allergic rhinitis’. This number hits its peak across the warmer months of September to April, when pollen counts rise. And isn’t it odd that despite its name, hay isn’t the cause of the problems – and there’s no fever involved! Hay Fever … 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