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Snake Bandage, Snake Bite, Snakes -

So this city-slicker (me) moved to this wonderful property deep in the rainforests of North Queensland. Sound asleep, 4am, my little dog gave that bark which meant "I'm not joking Mum this is serious".  Hopping out of bed, I turned the light on only to see a huge snake stretched across my headboard.  Deciding that discretion was the better part of valour, and while I was pretty sure it wasn't venomous, I really didn't know my snakes yet.  So downstairs for a tea and a look at the best book I own - Wildlife of Tropical Queensland.  Phew! It was just a green...

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Boating -

Summer has arrived and school holidays are here. With the warmer weather and warmer water, many families will be heading out in their boat to their favourite fishing or snorkelling spot. No matter how careful you are on your recreational boating adventures, injuries can happen. Having a well-equipped First Aid kit, and being prepared to treat injuries, are essential for a safe day out. What are some of the injuries that boaties need to be prepared for?

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Don’t forget while we are concentrating on Covid-19, the same things are still around to bite us or hurt us and it is definitely not a time we would want to go a hospital Emergency Department, so having up to date supplies is a must now.If you have a first aid kit, now is the time to give it a going over and check it is ready to hit the road when we can all travel again.So what should you look for in a First Aid Kit?A basic first aid kit checklist might include:• crepe bandages of varying widths• hypoallergenic...

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As an employer it is vital that your business is kept safe and productive. Having an AED on your premises is an essential part of this, ensuring that in a cardiac emergency you are prepared with lifesaving technology.About 70% of all CPR is ineffectively performed, so the HeartSine Samaritan 500P Defibrillator contains technology that determines whether your compressions are effective, electrically through the defibrillation pads.The Samaritan 500P is the only device on the market that contains the technology that determines through the defibrillation pads, whether your compressions are in fact effective. What's more this is specific to the casualty.This defibrillator...

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