Mummy First Aid

It's here, it's here!! We have finally got all our ducks in a row and can now introduce our Mummy First Aid course for those Mummy's out there that just want to know how to help their little ones.

We first ran a poll on what topics were more suited to you and selected to top 10 results. From there we tailored a training session by mum's for mums. 

At this stage sessions are capped at 6 as we understand it is not always easy to find someone to watch the kids hence we are allowing your little ones (under the age of 4) to attend which means we are also breastfeeding friendly :) 

So what are you waiting for book in today at http://biphasic.com.au/enrol-btenrolment 

Hope to see you soon ;)

Posted on November 25, 2016 .

Asthma Week 1-7 September 2016

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a long-term health condition which affects the airways in the lungs. People with asthma have sensitive airways that narrow in response to a trigger. This can happen at anytime. When a person with asthma is having an asthma flare-up, the muscles around the airways squeeze tight, the airways swell and more mucus is produced. This makes it hard to breathe. A sudden or severe asthma flare-up is often called an asthma attack.

What are the symptoms of asthma?

A person’s asthma symptoms can vary over time - sometimes they will have no symptoms, especially when their asthma is well-controlled. Symptoms often vary from person to person, but they are most commonly:

  • breathlessness  
  • wheezing  
  • tight feeling in the chest
  • continuing cough

Symptoms often occur at night, early in the morning or during/just after activity. They are caused by the narrowing of the airways.

If your asthma is well controlled, you should only have occasional asthma symptoms.

If you have symptoms regularly, you should see your doctor, and visit the Controlling Asthma section.

If you’re not sure if you have asthma you should see your doctor. There is more information on diagnosis in Could it be asthma?

Causes

The causes of asthma are not fully understood, although people with asthma often have a family history of asthma, eczema and hayfever.

Research has shown that exposure to tobacco smoke (especially as a baby or young child), obesity and some workplace chemicals can increase the risk of developing asthma.

Researchers continue to try to find out more about what causes asthma and how we might prevent it.

First Aid Managment

To find out the first aid management for someone who is showing signs of Asthma please book into either our 2 day Beginner First Aid Course (HLTAID003) or our 1 day First aid refresher course (HLTAID003).

You can either book through our website or give one of our friendly staff a call on 07 4987 6947.

 

Posted on September 6, 2016 .

World Hepatitis Day 2016

July 28th is recognised across the globe as World Hepatitis Day (WHD).

World Hepatitis Day is one of only a handful of ‘World Health Days’ that are officially recognised by the World Health Organization. Over 400 million people worldwide are living with hepatitis B or C. Every year, 1.4 million people die from viral hepatitis. With better awareness, understanding and management many of these deaths can be prevented.

In May 2016, the World Health Assembly adopted the first ever Global Strategy for viral hepatitis which commits all countries to working towards the goal of eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030.

To support the Global Strategy, the World Hepatitis Alliance will be launching NOhep on World Hepatitis Day 2016. NOhep is a global movement to eliminate viral hepatitis; it provides a platform for people to come together and take action to ensure global commitments are met and viral hepatitis is eliminated by 2030.

For further information go tohttp://www.worldhepatitisday.org/

World Hepatitis Day in Australia is coordinated nationally by Hepatitis Australia and rolled out at local level by Hepatitis Australia member and partner organisations. 

Australia is leading the way for a NOhep future.  The focus for Word Hepatitis Day in Australia is treatment; an important step on the road to elimination of viral hepatitis.  

Effective viral hepatitis treatments are available in Australia. We encourage all Australians living with hepatitis B or hepatitis C to speak to their doctor about treatment options or call the national hepatitis info line 1800 437 222 for more information. 

Prevention is better than cure, which is why as First Aiders it is always a good idea to have a pair of gloves on us at all times, to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases when providing First Aid Assistance.

Posted on July 27, 2016 .

July 10th - 16th - National Diabetes Week

So What is Diabetes???

Diabetes is a serious complex condition which can affect the entire body. Diabetes requires daily self care and if complications develop, diabetes can have a significant impact on quality of life and can reduce life expectancy. While there is currently no cure for diabetes, you can live an enjoyable life by learning about the condition and effectively managing it.

There are different types of diabetes; all types are complex and serious. The three main types of diabetes are type 1type 2 and gestational diabetes.

Symptoms

In type 1 diabetes, symptoms are often sudden and can be life-threatening; therefore it is usually diagnosed quite quickly. In type 2 diabetes, many people have no symptoms at all, while other signs can go unnoticed being seen as part of ‘getting older’.

Therefore, by the time symptoms are noticed, complications of diabetes may already be present.

Common symptoms include:

  • Being more thirsty than usual
  • Passing more urine
  • Feeling tired and lethargic
  • Always feeling hungry
  • Having cuts that heal slowly
  • Itching, skin infections
  • Blurred vision
  • Unexplained weight loss (type 1)
  • Gradually putting on weight (type 2)
  • Mood swings
  • Headaches
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Leg cramps

For more information visit Diabetes Australia homepage

Note: This information is of a general nature only and should not be substituted for medical advice or used to alter medical therapy. It does not replace consultations with qualified healthcare professionals to meet your individual medical needs.

Did you know, as part of our First Aid training here at Biphasic Training we provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to be able help someone who is suffering from a diabetic attack? So book online today for your First Aid Training course with Biphasic Training Book here you won't regret it!

Posted on July 13, 2016 .

June 22 - Red Apple Day

Red Apple Day is a highlight of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. A day when all Australians are encouraged to support the vital work of Bowel Cancer Australia through the purchase of a Bowel Cancer Awareness Ribbon (incorporating the apple pin) and apple themed fundraising activities.

Show your support for the 15,000 Australians diagnosed with bowel cancer each year by raising awareness and funds to help Bowel Cancer Australia continue to save lives.

Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer.

We make real change happen across the entire continuum of care.

Please support Bowel Cancer Australia to help save lives and to improve the health and wellbeing of people living with bowel cancer this Red Apple Day.

 

For more information and to get involved this 22nd June, visit Bowel Cancer Australia's Red Apple Day website redappleday.org

Posted on June 21, 2016 .

Are your Apply Advanced First Aid skills current?

Did you know that to remain current in Apply Advanced First Aid, you are required to complete Apply Advanced Resuscitation refresher every 12 months?

Biphasic Training will assist you to develop your knowledge and skills in first aid resuscitation techniques, life support, preparing resuscitation equipment ready for use, applying bag and mask resuscitation technique, attaching and operating and AED, administering oxygen, operating suction equipment, restoring and maintaining equipment ready for future use, and management of casualty(s), until the arrival of medical or other assistance, and provision of support to other providers.

ENROL NOW – PLACES AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK - visit us @www.biphasic.com.au — at Biphasic Training Centre 81 Gray Street Emerald Q 4720

                      

Posted on September 29, 2013 .

Are you current in Apply Advanced First Aid?

Did you know that to remain current in Apply Advanced First Aid, you are required to complete Apply Advanced Resuscitation refresher every 12 months?

Biphasic Training will assist you to develop your knowledge and skills in first aid resuscitation techniques, life support, preparing resuscitation equipment ready for use, applying bag and mask resuscitation technique, attaching and operating and AED, administering oxygen, operating suction equipment, restoring and maintaining equipment ready for future use, and management of casualty(s), until the arrival of medical or other assistance, and provision of support to other providers.

ENROL NOW – PLACES AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK - visit us @www.biphasic.com.au — at Biphasic Training Centre 81 Gray Street Emerald Q 4720

                                       

Posted on September 28, 2013 .

Are you current in Apply Advanced First Aid?

Did you know that to remain current in Apply Advanced First Aid, you are required to complete Apply Advanced Resuscitation refresher every 12 months?

Biphasic Training will assist you to develop your knowledge and skills in first aid resuscitation techniques, life support, preparing resuscitation equipment ready for use, applying bag and mask resuscitation technique, attaching and operating and AED, administering oxygen, operating suction equipment, restoring and maintaining equipment ready for future use, and management of casualty(s), until the arrival of medical or other assistance, and provision of support to other providers.

ENROL NOW – PLACES AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK - visit us @www.biphasic.com.au — at Biphasic Training Centre 81 Gray Street Emerald Q 4720

                      

Posted on September 27, 2013 .

Are you current in Apply Advanced First Aid?

Did you know that to remain current in Apply Advanced First Aid, you are required to complete Apply Advanced Resuscitation refresher every 12 months?

Biphasic Training will assist you to develop your knowledge and skills in first aid resuscitation techniques, life support, preparing resuscitation equipment ready for use, applying bag and mask resuscitation technique, attaching and operating and AED, administering oxygen, operating suction equipment, restoring and maintaining equipment ready for future use, and management of casualty(s), until the arrival of medical or other assistance, and provision of support to other providers.

ENROL NOW – PLACES AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK - visit us @www.biphasic.com.au — at Biphasic Training Centre 81 Gray Street Emerald Q 4720

                                     

Posted on September 27, 2013 .

Are your Apply Advanced First Aid skills current?

Did you know that to remain current in Apply Advanced First Aid, you are required to complete Apply Advanced Resuscitation refresher every 12 months?

Biphasic Training will assist you to develop your knowledge and skills in first aid resuscitation techniques, life support, preparing resuscitation equipment ready for use, applying bag and mask resuscitation technique, attaching and operating and AED, administering oxygen, operating suction equipment, restoring and maintaining equipment ready for future use, and management of casualty(s), until the arrival of medical or other assistance, and provision of support to other providers.

ENROL NOW – PLACES AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK - visit us @www.biphasic.com.au — at Biphasic Training Centre 81 Gray Street Emerald Q 4720

                         

Posted on September 26, 2013 .

Are your Apply Advanced First Aid skills current?

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Did you know that to remain current in Apply Advanced First Aid, you are required to complete Apply Advanced Resuscitation refresher every 12 months?

Biphasic Training will assist you to develop your knowledge and skills in first aid resuscitation techniques, life support, preparing resuscitation equipment ready for use, applying bag and mask resuscitation technique, attaching and operating and AED, administering oxygen, operating suction equipment, restoring and maintaining equipment ready for future use, and management of casualty(s), until the arrival of medical or other assistance, and provision of support to other providers.

ENROL NOW – PLACES AVAILABLE NEXT WEEK - visit us @www.biphasic.com.au — or at Biphasic Training Centre 81 Gray Street Emerald Q 4720

Where will you be for Oktoberfest 2013?

Welcome to the authentic taste of Bavarian life.

The Munich Oktoberfest (Munich Beerfest) is one of the most famous events and the world's largest fair.Oktoberfest 2013 will be no exception. With some six million people attending every year, it is an important part of Bavarian culture. Think Disneyland for adults. Think must do!

Munich's Oktoberfest began life as a wedding for the Bavarian crown prince Ludwig to princess Therese from Saxony-Hildburghausen (hence the name of the Theresienwiese) on October 12, 1810 and attended by the local community. Today the Munich Beerfest traditionally takes place during the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday in October with Oktoberfest 2013 starting on Saturday, 21st September until Sunday the 6th of October.

One of the easiest ways to enjoy Oktoberfest is to join one of the many Oktoberfest Tours on offer. With your accommodation and transport taken care of all there is for you to do is to enjoy Oktoberfest 2013.

Posted on September 20, 2013 .

World Car Free Day Sep 22 2013

Every year on or around 22 September, people from around the world get together in the streets, intersections, and neighbourhood blocks to remind the world that we don't have to accept our car-dominated society.

But we do not want just one day of celebration and then a return to "normal" life. When people get out of their cars, they should stay out of their cars. It is up to us, it is up to our cities, and our governments to help create permanent change to benefit pedestrians, cyclists, and other people who do not drive cars.

Let World Carfree Day be a showcase for just how our cities might look like, feel like, and sound like without cars…365 days a year.

As the climate heats up, World Carfree Day is the perfect time to take the heat off the planet, and put it on city planners and politicians to give priority to cycling, walking and public transport, instead of to the automobile.

Posted on September 20, 2013 .

World Alzheimers Day Sep 21 2013

Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases. 

Learn more: What We Know Today and Understanding Dementia.

Posted on September 20, 2013 .

ENROL TODAY, TRAIN TOMORROW

Enrol today in a Biphasic Training Course and start learning tomorrow.  Places are available in:

  • Low Voltage Rescue
  • Perform CPR
  • Apply First Aid
  • Occupational First Aid

Learn @ Work - Learn your Course on-the-job with your own personal learning Coach.  Contact Biphasic Training today and secure your training place. 

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Posted on September 19, 2013 .

Becoming an Australian Citizen - Citizenship Day

Becoming a citizen represents a commitment to Australia and its people.  It gives a sense of belonging because you can fully participate in all aspects of Australian life. 

Australian citizenship is an important step in your migration story. Becoming an Australian citizen means that you are making an ongoing commitment to Australia and all that this country stands for. It is also the beginning of your formal membership of the Australian community. It is the step that will enable you to say 'I am Australian'.

Australian citizenship is a privilege that offers enormous rewards. By becoming an Australian citizen, you are joining a unique national community. Our country has been built on the combined contributions of our Indigenous people and those who came later from all over the world. We celebrate this diversity and at the same time, strive for a unified and harmonious nation.

The strength of the Australian community means that we work together to solve problems and to make Australia the great country that it is. We have a stable system of government and Australians respect the authority and laws of the government. Our stability, our culture and our laws have been shaped by our history. By joining the Australian community, you will inherit this history and you will be in a position to contribute to it.

Check out Australian Citizenship Support test - how did you go?  Did you answer all of the questions right? 

                                  

Posted on September 16, 2013 .

National Headache and Migraine Awareness Week

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Did you know that headaches are one of the commonest symptoms experienced by humans?

In fact, it is quite unusual not to have at least an occasional headache.  Why some people never experience headache is not known. 

Without sounding too technical, Headache Australia says it is probably linked with their inheritance of the chemical transmitters that pass messages in the brain from one nerve cell to another.  The brain has a control mechanism for pain impulses and the transmitter substances involved in this also play a part in the emotions,  As a general rule, happy people have fewer headaches than sad people but that is not the whole answer (Lance).

Headaches are usually harmless but can create concern about their origin.  Very occasionally headaches are a pointer to a serious disease such as brain tumour or stroke.   This is why many people seek advice from their doctors and, in some cases, are referred to specialist neurologists.  Normally the severity of the headache bears no relation to the gravity of the diagnosis (Spira).

A great deal of research has been directed at determining the mechanisms responsible for the production of the pain of headache.  While the brain is itself insensitive to pain, its covering membranes and its larger blood vessels are richly supplied by nerve fibres capable of transmitting the experience of pain.  Most of the other structures within the head and upper neck, e.g., eyes, ears, nasal sinuses, skin, muscle, joints and arteries are also exquisitively pain sensitive (Spira).

The mission of Headache Australia is to reduce the incidence and impact of the headache disorder through the provision of community awareness and research.

                               

National Dementia Awareness Week - Sep 16 - 22

Dementia Awareness Week is the national flagship week for Alzheimer's Australia's community awareness activities each year.

This year Dementia Awareness Week (DAW) will take place from 16 to 22 September, with World Alzheimer's Day occurring on 21 Sep 2013. 

The theme this year is Brain Health: Making the Connections.  This theme gives organisations and individuals an opportunity to get involved in promoting brain-healthy lifestyles, promoting early detection and raising awareness of dementia. 

You can show your support by getting involved - click here for more information.

Posted on September 15, 2013 .