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Happy Christmas to one and all from Caloundra ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Christmas to one and all from Caloundra

 

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you.

Has Helen shrunk???

We need to find 2 pairs of stilts for Helen!

2 days ago

Cheese Food and Wine Fest ... See MoreSee Less

Cheese Food and Wine Fest

 

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Photo taken at the 'Cheese Food and Wine Fest'

4 days ago

Katrina MacDonald

Carols at Cottontree on Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less

Carols at Cottontree on Saturday.

6 days ago

Sunshine Coast First Aid Volunteers

Lots of familiar smiling faces at the Beerwah@ Daybreak marathon, half marathon and 10k event this morning. The Run Queensland team is just so experienced at planning and running these gigs, well done once again Brett and Gavin. It was just a little damp and there may have been some mud involved!!!! Thanks Sarah and Helen for the early start. ... See MoreSee Less

Lots of familiar smiling faces at the Beerwah@ Daybreak marathon, half marathon and 10k event this morning. The Run Queensland team is just so experienced at planning and running these gigs, well done once again Brett and Gavin. It was just a little damp and there may have been some mud involved!!!! Thanks Sarah and Helen for the early start.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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My friend came 2nd in the women’s event Reesha Lewis

2 weeks ago

Christine Morris

Great night for Christmas in Cooroy. Looking after a big crowd with Donna and Lyn. ... See MoreSee Less

Great night for Christmas in Cooroy. Looking after a big crowd with Donna and Lyn.

2 weeks ago

Bayside First Aid Volunteers

Bayside First Aid are proudly supporting the Special Childrens Xmas party. What a fantastic event ... See MoreSee Less

Bayside First Aid setting up getting ready for the Special Childrens Xmas Party 1st Dec 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

Bayside First Aid setting up getting ready for the Special Childrens Xmas Party 1st Dec 2018

Had a great day at the FAIS second/our first conference @ the Rumba Caloundra met some new people from other groups and even learnt some new things, thanks to Grant,Kylie,Troy and others for a good day ... See MoreSee Less

The awesome crew at this years FAIS conference, thanks to all involved, even you Trent ( not Troy sorry ) ... See MoreSee Less

The awesome crew at this years FAIS conference, thanks to all involved, even you Trent ( not Troy sorry )

 

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The Crew at this year's FAIS Conference at the Rumba Caloundra

The troublesome 5 .keep that Drew in line .

Awesome stats from the past year.... ... See MoreSee Less

Awesome stats from the past year....

 

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Tyrone Andrews

3 weeks ago

Moreton Bay First Aid Volunteers

Getting ready for the 2018 conference.... ... See MoreSee Less

Getting ready for the 2018 conference....Image attachment

4 weeks ago

Brisbane South First Aid Volunteers

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The gang for the rodeo today ... See MoreSee Less

The gang for the rodeo today

 

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Tyrone Andrews

Come and say Hi to Phoebe and Maree at the the K9 Challenge. What a great day for the Puppies 🐶 ... See MoreSee Less

Come and say Hi to Phoebe and Maree at the the K9 Challenge. What a great day for the Puppies 🐶

4 weeks ago

Sunshine Coast First Aid Volunteers

Holy Spirit Bray Park, a big day of carnival fun and good entertainment from some very talented kids. ... See MoreSee Less

Glasshouse Pony Club event with Donna Murnane, always a pleasure to be part of this very successful club. Great to also catch up with our fantastic supporters Keith, Karen and Georgia from Enterprise Street Self Storage (well done today Georgia). ... See MoreSee Less

Glasshouse Pony Club event with Donna, always a pleasure to be part of this very successful club. Great to also catch up with our fantastic supporters Keith, Karen and Georgia from Enterprise Street Self Storage (well done today Georgia).

 

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Lovely to see you all too.

What a great event. Always lovely working with you and learning more constantly

1 month ago

Sunshine Coast First Aid Volunteers

Ocean Street Precinct with Claudia and Dan. Great night, well done Jo and Andrea. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Toowoomba First Aid Volunteers Inc.

Kerrie and Maree are looking after the Kryptonite Challengers 2018
Good Work Girls 🚑
#justsafelives
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Kerrie and Maree are looking after the Kryptonite Challengers 2018
Good Work Girls 🚑
#justsafelives

At Sherwood Community Festival with the crew ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Moreton Bay First Aid Volunteers

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS)
QAS Clinical Director Tony Hucker on heat-related illness. Prepare for the heat.
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#SnakeBite That bite of summer has well and truly come early this year and with that heat, comes snakes. Our neighbours (Meringandan near Toowoomba) have reported many sightings. 3000 bites are reported annually. 300-500 hospitalisations 2-3 deaths annually. Average time to death is 12 hours. The urban myth that you are bitten in the yard and die before you can walk from your chook pen back to the house is a load of rubbish. While not new, the management of snake bite (like a flood/fire evacuation plan or CPR) should be refreshed each season. Let’s start with a Basic overview. There are five genus of snakes that will harm us (seriously) Browns, Blacks, Adders, Tigers and Taipans. All snake venom is made up of huge proteins (like egg white). When bitten, a snake injects some venom into the meat of your limb (NOT into your blood). This venom can not be absorbed into the blood stream from the bite site. It travels in a fluid transport system in your body called the lymphatic system (not the blood stream). Now this fluid (lymph) is moved differently to blood. Your heart pumps blood around, so even when you are lying dead still, your blood still circulates around the body. Lymph fluid is different. It moves around with physical muscle movement like bending your arm, bending knees, wriggling fingers and toes, walking/exercise etc. Now here is the thing. Lymph fluid becomes blood after these lymph vessels converge to form one of two large vessels (lymphatic trunks)which are connected to veins at the base of the neck. Back to the snake bite site. When bitten, the venom has been injected into this lymph fluid (which makes up the bulk of the water in your tissues). The only way that the venom can get into your blood stream is to be moved from the bite site in the lymphatic vessels. The only way to do this is to physically move the limbs that were bitten. Stay still!!! Venom can’t move if the victim doesn’t move. Stay still!! Remember people are not bitten into their blood stream. In the 1980s a technique called Pressure immobilisation bandaging was developed to further retard venom movement. It completely stops venom /lymph transport toward the blood stream. A firm roll bandage is applied directly over the bite site (don’t wash the area). Technique: Three steps: keep them still Step 1 Apply a bandage over the bite site, to an area about 10cm above and below the bite. Step 2: Then using another elastic roller bandage, apply a firm wrap from Fingers/toes all the way to the armpit/groin. The bandage needs to be firm, but not so tight that it causes fingers or toes to turn purple or white. About the tension of a sprain bandage. Step 3: Splint the limb so the patient can’t walk or bend the limb. Do nots: Do not cut, incise or suck the venom. Do not EVER use a tourniquet Don’t remove the shirt or pants - just bandage over the top of clothing. Remember movement (like wriggling out of a shirt or pants) causes venom movement. DO NOT try to catch, kill or identify the snake!!! This is important. In hospital we NO LONGER NEED to know the type of snake; it doesn’t change treatment. 5 years ago we would do a test on the bite, blood or urine to identify the snake so the correct anti venom can be used. BUT NOW... we don’t do this. Our new Antivenom neutralises the venoms of all the 5 listed snake genus, so it doesn’t matter what snake bit the patient. Read that again- one injection for all snakes! Polyvalent is our one shot wonder, stocked in all hospitals, so most hospitals no longer stock specific Antivenins. Australian snakes tend to have 3 main effects in differing degrees. Bleeding - internally and bruising. Muscles paralysed causing difficulty talking, moving & breathing. Pain In some snakes severe muscle pain in the limb, and days later the bite site can break down forming a nasty wound. Allergy to snakes is rarer than winning lotto twice. Final tips: not all bitten people are envenomated and only those starting to show symptoms above are given antivenom. Did I mention to stay still. ~Rob Timmings (Amos) Rob runs a medical/nursing education business Teaching nurses, doctors and paramedics. #ECT4Health ... See MoreSee Less

We will be at the Sherwood Street Festival this Friday Night from 5.30pm looking after the patrons ... See MoreSee Less

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