Footage of the dramatic ice rescue which happened yesterday at Wrightwood, California.
No, not your clothing, the casualty’s. Keep yours on. A recent study has investigated whether, when performing CPR, it is better to remove a casualty’s clothing or to simply just leave them on. The researchers conducted a simulated trial exploring the how the presence or absence of clothing, affected CPR and chest compression quality. The … Continue reading
“TWO weeks ago today I was dead. Literally. A complete stranger pulled me out of the surf at Coogee Beach. I had no pulse. I was blue. My lips were deep purple. Two other strangers came to assist, one with piercings, the other in a soccer jumper. Another stranger, whose second language was English, yelled, … Continue reading
CPR with compressions and breaths, or CPR with compressions only? That is the question currently being asked. In January we reported on the commencement of a large scale, North American study aimed at comparing the effectiveness of the two methods of resuscitation. Research conducted since has provided growing support for Compression only CPR, as the … Continue reading
Just a quick post to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. For those who are lucky enough to have holidays this time of year, we hope you have a great time and enjoy them. 2012 was another busy year at Coastal First Aid. We met and trained up lots of new … Continue reading
Some people use them to pour cereal for breakfast, other people use them to save lives. A Queensland mother has used CPR instructions from a cereal box, to save her child’s life. Claire Hayne successfully resuscitated her son Charley after he drowned in the backyard swimming pool. All she needed was the CPR guidelines from … Continue reading
New research may have discovered a better treatment for casualties of the deadly box jellyfish. As the ABC report, the research has uncovered how the box jellyfish’s venom works so fast and is able to kill an adult in less then five minutes. The Hawaiian based researchers found that the box jelly fish venom contains … Continue reading