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8/10 Capital Pl Birtinya QLD 4575 Australia
8/10 Capital PlaceAUQueenslandBirtinya4575
+61 7 5438 8888allensfirstaid.com.au
Training Centre, First Aid StationToday 8:30AM–5PM
Tuesday 8:30AM–5PMWednesday 8:30AM–5PMThursday 8:30AM–5PMFriday 8:30AM–5PMSaturday ClosedSunday ClosedMonday 8:30AM–5PM
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Crazy captain Tacos
3 months ago
Such a professional company to deal with. Great to know I'm supporting an Australian owned family business too. Highly recommend these guys if you're in the Sunshine Coast area...the training was actually FUN which is something I didn't expect for First Aid training. Thanks!
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Alice Wehl
3 months ago
Fantastic courses with very experienced trainers. Would use them again
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Graeme Rose
a year ago
Fantastic experience ! great trainer awesome facilities right in the middle of the sunshine coast! Its good to have a quality training group on the coast. thanks to all the staff there. G
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David Williams
a year ago
I had the opportunity to undertake training at Allens Training recently and would highly recommend them for your training requirements. Efficient, Professional and a pleasure to deal with.
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Andrea McIntyre
3 months ago
Given this was my 7th First Aid refresher, I went in expecting another boring course with nothing new to learn. However, I found this to be engaging, relatable - definitely not boring. Would highly recommend!
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Catherine Chambers
a year ago
It was a really fun and informative day. We were encouraged to enjoy the day and we all did. Much better experience than I thought I would have. Jim is very helpful and I feel really confident now to deal with most situations where first aid is required
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sheryn griffiths
a year ago
Great atmosphere! Functional educational space. Well organized and presented course.

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Summer time on the Sunshine Coast means being at the beach, or in the pool, or on the water, boating in some form of watercraft. Unfortunately, water-related coastal deaths are on the rise.

Make sure you stay safe in the water over the festive season...
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Last week we held our annual Allens Training Conference for all our trainers. What an amazing and inspirational few days of professional development!
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What is the treatment for a snake bite?

It’s that time of year when snakes warm up and start moving around again, and when people are spending more recreational time outside, a combination that can lead to close encounters of the venomous kind.

Australia is home to about 110 land snake species and about 32 sea snakes. However, 21 of the 25 most venomous snakes in the world inhabit our wide brown land. Death adders, taipans, brown snakes, copperheads and tiger snakes are all classed as extremely venomous. Fortunately, death from snake bite is rare, in spite of around 3,000 snake bite reports each year – on average, fewer than 5 fatalities annually.

Around the Sunshine Coast, from Caloundra to Noosa on the coast, and from Caboolture to Nambour inland, the most commonly encountered suburban snakes are:

- Non-venomous: coastal carpet python, common tree snake
- Mildly venomous: white crowned snake
- Potentially dangerous: yellow faced whip snake
- Highly venomous: red bellied black snake, eastern brown snake.

Unfortunately, the eastern brown is responsible for most of the snake bite fatalities in Australia. This is partly because of its rapidly acting venom and partly because victims may not realise they have been bitten, which could delay treatment. The fangs are relatively small, and the bite may feel like brushing up against a stick. On the other hand, small fangs can mean that not every eastern brown bite injects venom into the body, especially if the bite occurred through shoes or clothing.

What is the treatment for snake bite?

- Ensure the safety of everyone.
- Call the ambulance on triple zero (000).
- Treat immediately:
- Immobilisation – keep the person still and as calm as possible to slow the spread of the venom.
- Pressure – apply firm pressure on the bite. For bites on limbs, apply pressure bandages, and splint the limb to restrict movement; make the bite site on the bandage (this helps the paramedics and doctors).
- If the bite is not on a limb, apply firm direct pressure on the bite site.
If cardiac arrest occurs, provide cardio pulmonary resuscitation.
- Record as much information as you can – time of the bite, description of the snake, time the bandage was applied.

Allens Training Sunshine Coast provides free downloadable first aid charts, including a chart for snake bite (and funnel web spider bite), which lists the snake bite signs and symptoms, and provides step-by-step the pressure immobilisation technique (PIT).

Allens Training also sells snake and funnel web spider bite first aid kits from our training centre at Birtinya and from our online shop.
Provide First Aid courses, which include a segment on venomous bites and stings, are run regularly at our Birtinya (Kawana) training centre and at our Noosa location.

To book into your next first aid course, please book online via our secure website, or phone 07 5438 8888.
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Have you checked the expiry date of your first aid kit recently?

All over Australia, first aid kits are sitting in cupboards, on benches, in vehicles and numerous other handy (and some not so handy) locations. In many cases, people know there’s a first aid kit about the place somewhere, but it may be used only very occasionally. First aid kits should be kept in a safe, dry and accessible place.

If a first aid kit is not used often, one action that can be neglected is regularly checking the contents to ensure they are up-to-date, and that any used or damaged items have been replaced. A standard first aid kit contains a number of items that have use by or expiry dates.

Items that tend to have a shorter expiry are those such as ointments and sprays that may contain active ingredients, for example, burn gel, first aid spray. These items should be replaced before they expire if possible.

Other items may have a longer expiry period, and the date may be less critical; for example, alcohol swabs, sterile saline tubes. However, once past their expiry date, these items also should be replaced.

Any item that is damaged, or has had its packaging punctured and its seal broken, should not be used, but should be disposed of and replaced as soon as possible.

One item that has become a standard part of emergency preparedness in educational workplaces is the EpiPen. The expiry date appears on the side of the EpiPen, towards the safety release end of the device. The expiry should be noted and set with an alert that will remind the responsible person to replace the EpiPen before it expires. Adrenaline autoinjectors usually remain current 1-2 years after the date of manufacture. An expired EpiPen must be replaced with a current EpiPen as soon as possible.

The Australasian society of clinical immunology and allergy (ascia) recommends joining the Epiclub (www.epiclub.com.au) to use their Reminder Program, which helps keep track of Adrenaline Autoinjector expiry dates.

At our Birtinya training premises in Kawana, Allens Training Sunshine Coast includes a retail outlet that sells first aid kits, hot and cold packs, resuscitation masks, snake and funnel web spider bit kits, to name a few, plus a number of replacement items for first aid kit contents.

We also have on online shop where you can purchase a range of first aid supplies and we can ship these anywhere in Australia and more locally including, Caloundra, Noosa, Coolum, Mooloolaba, Maleny, Caboolture or anywhere across the Sunshine Coast.
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Download our Free First Aid Charts
Perfect for the Home and especially if you are working around Children.
Heaps of charts available 
http://www.allensfirstaid.com.au/resources/first-aid-charts.aspx
Download our free first aid charts available online. You can print out the chart and keep it as a safety reminder around the home or office
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Allens Training thanks our wonderful 2016 conference speakers who made this years conference such a success at Mantra Mooloolaba Beach.

Feedback from the partners and trainers that attended is inspirational and reaffirms our commitment to working in partnership with our co-providers to ensure we provide an excellent service for our students.

The conversations have continued in our Allens Training Partners Facebook group (exclusive to trainers) and our trainers are already putting into practice the information shared by our speakers and sponsors.

Please join with me to thank:

Darryl Clare – Chair, Australian Resuscitation Council, Queensland Branch
Robert Fowler and Alexander Watt – Aero Healthcare AED
Jason Davis – Paramedic Specialist
Des Kurtz – Queensland Ambulance Service
Terry Urquhart – Rescue-1
Mick Polities – Certified Master Facilitator and Leadership Coach
Sharon Neish Coach – Sharon Neish Coach Motivation and Fitness Coach and our wonderful MC for the conference
Marc Ratcliffe – CEO MRWED Training and Assessment
Gavin Howard – Registered Training Organisation
Natasha Murray – Lead Vocational Teacher
Yvette Adams – The Creative Collective
Ken Jolliffe – Champion
Allison Lloyd Rowe – Director of Pacific Edge Enterprises
Chris Brown – Clinical Nurse Consultant
Flooke – Local Sunshine Coast Trio who provided entertainment at our conference dinner

Personally, I want to thank the Allens Training staff and most importantly the partners who attended the conference that made it such a success.
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Proof that snakes are on the move!
"WHY is it that when you have a large crowd watching you catch an eastern brown snake it gets out of the bag after you've caught it!"
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Many people find the contents of women’s handbags to be a source of mystery, amusement and myth. For stand-up comedians, the contents women’s handbags are an enduring source of jokes. However, jokes aside, many women, especially women with children, carry a collection of items in case of emergencies. And for these women, their handbag can function as a mini first aid kit. Read more in our latest blog...
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Allens Training is pleased to announce the launch of our First Aid Companion App. This app is designed to make life easier for students and to enhance their training experience.

The app keeps all your important training information (such as dates, trainer details, USI) in one location.

In addition, you can quickly access information (such as a quick first aid reference guide and GPS locator) to help you in an emergency situation.

Features and benefits of the app include

- Keeps a record of first aid courses making it easy to locate what courses you have done
- Sends certificate renewal reminders - simply let the app keep track of when you are due to do your next course
- Provides contact details of your first aid trainer making it easy to book your next first aid course
- Stores copies or images of certificates
- Stores your USI (Unique Student Identifier) making it easy to find at anytime
- Contains a quick first aid emergency reference guide – an easy reference to find what to do in an emergency
- Contains GPS locator to notify Police/Fire/Ambulance of your location in an emergency (you must allow the app to access your location)
- Provides useful links to medical websites and other sites of interest

Download the app now from the Allens Training website for either Apple or Android mobile phones or devices.

The First Aid Companion App highlights the care and consideration that Allens Training has for its students, while demonstrating yet another indicator of our commitment to excellence.
We have a range of First Aid training resources available including charts, videos & first aid supplies for purchase. Call 07 5438 8888 for further details.
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8/10 Capital Pl, Kawana QLD 4575
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