Blind Lady Saves Cabbie

A vision impaired lady has this week, saved the life of her taxi driver by successfully administering CPR. Judy-Gaye Streit had just been dropped off at a shopping centre when her taxi driver, Neil Wilkinson, suddenly collapsed to the ground suffering a cardiac arrest. Quick thinking Streit, dialed 000 for an ambulance and followed instructions … Continue reading

Good Samaritans Recognised

The great work of Good Samaritans, ordinary people that provide life saving First Aid, have been recognised recently. In Melbourne, a cardiac arrest survivor has today, thanked her rescuers. Leanne Jackson, who was clinically dead for over 20 minutes, was saved by passers-by who came to her aid and provided life saving CPR. After Jackson … Continue reading

Cardiac Arrests On The Rise For Marathon Runners

Thinking of doing a marathon or half marathon? New research may make you think again. The incidence of cardiac arrests in marathon runners appears to have risen over the last decade. Research published by the New England Journal of Medicine, shows a near doubling of the rate of runners suffering from cardiac arrest over the … Continue reading

CPR, A Receipe To Save Lives – Masterchef Cook

Masterchef contestant and current Channel Ten Ironman reporter, Hayden Quinn, has talked about the importance of learning CPR. Quinn talks to The Daily Telegraph as part of the paper’s campaign for mandatory CPR and First Aid training in schools. Quinn, a former Warringah Council beach lifeguard, commented that learning CPR is not just to help … Continue reading

CPR Must Be Taught In Schools – Daily Telegraph

Sydney’s Daily Telegraph has launched a campaign for mandatory teaching of CPR in schools. Prompted by the recent spate of drownings and near drownings, in NSW and other States, the newspaper is supporting the call for First Aid and CPR training to be made an integral part of the NSW curriculum. In an online poll … Continue reading

Allergy Awareness – with the blue Wiggle

Blue wiggle and Anaphylaxis Australia spokesperson, Anthony Field, talks about the dangers of allergies and anaphylaxis, on the Today show this morning. Anothy with his son, Antonio, discuss their experience with anaphylaxis. There is also a short demonstration of the use of a EpiPen, an adrenaline auto-injector (latest model). The video also demonstrates the old … Continue reading