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What Is A Food Allergy? Promoting Better Awareness This Upcoming Food Allergy Week

Food allergies are a prevalent condition, affecting approximately 5 million Australians, according to the Centre for Food Allergy Research. During the upcoming Food Allergy Week (May 26th to June 1). Understanding what food allergies are, how they differ from food intolerances, and how they can be effectively managed is crucial, not just for the individuals affected but for anyone responsible for their care.

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Skin Cancer Prevention – How Sunscreen Can Save Your Skin

Australia boasts some of the most beautiful outdoor environments in the world, from pristine beaches to expansive outbacks. However, it also has one of the highest rates of skin cancer globally. The Australian sun, while a source of enjoyment and vitamin D, poses significant risks if adequate precautions aren’t taken. Understanding the risks associated with UV exposure and taking proactive measures like using sunscreen are crucial for skin cancer prevention.

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First Aid For Sports Injuries

In the dynamic world of sport, where the thrill of competition meets the physical demands on athletes, the unexpected risk of injury is ever-present. This month’s blog aims to equip sports coaches, trainers, athletes, and participants with the knowledge necessary to manage sports injuries efficiently, while emphasising the critical role of first aid in sports settings.

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Creating Safe Learning Spaces: A Guide to Allergy Awareness and Management in Schools

In today’s educational landscape in Australia, the safety and well-being of students are paramount, especially when it comes to managing allergies in schools. This blog aims to serve as a comprehensive guide on how to create safe learning spaces that accommodate all students, particularly those at risk of anaphylaxis.

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Understanding Type 1 Diabetes & Supporting Jump To Cure Diabetes 2024

In a world where health awareness is more vital than ever, understanding chronic conditions like Type 1 diabetes becomes imperative. This blog aims to clarify the complexities of Type 1 diabetes, distinguishing it from Type 2 diabetes, and encouraging our readers to rally behind the impactful Jump to Cure Diabetes initiative in 2024.

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Swim Safety for Schools: The Importance of First Aid in Swimming

Swimming is a valued part of physical education in Australia, not only for its health benefits but also for teaching vital life skills such as swimming proficiency and water safety awareness. This month’s blog aims to explore the critical importance of first aid in swimming, particularly within Australian schools, and highlights the necessity of having the right medical and first aid supplies.

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How Does Medical Waste Affect The Environment? The Move Towards Eco-Friendly Medical Supplies

In the face of an escalating environmental crisis, the healthcare industry is under scrutiny for its role in contributing to global waste and pollution. The production and disposal of medical waste pose significant challenges, not just for the sector but for the planet as a whole. This month’s blog delves into the impact of medical waste on the environment.

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Essential First Aid Supplies for Australian School Camps: What to Bring and Why

School camps in Australia offer students unique opportunities for learning, exploration, and adventure. However, with our diverse landscape, wildlife, and climate, it’s crucial for teachers and decision-makers at schools to prioritise safety and preparedness. This month’s blog aims to provide valuable information and guidance on essential first aid supplies for Australian school camps, ensuring the safety and well-being of students during outdoor excursions.

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How to Clean and Store Reusable Medical Instruments for Healthcare Professionals

In the world of healthcare, cleanliness and hygiene are paramount. Properly cleaning and storing reusable medical instruments is not just a matter of compliance; it’s a fundamental step in ensuring patient safety and preventing cross-contamination. At LFA First Response, we understand the critical role these instruments play in your daily practice.

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Surf Life Saving First Aid: Preventing and Treating Common Surfing Injuries

Surfing is not just a sport in Australia; it’s a way of life. With our stunning coastlines and world-renowned waves, the land down under attracts surf enthusiasts from all over the globe. However, the thrill of riding the waves also comes with certain risks. Surfers and beach goers can sometimes find themselves in situations where first aid knowledge is crucial. In this blog, we’ll delve into the importance of surf life saving first aid, common injuries in surfing, prevention and the essential surf first aid kit.

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Staying Safe and Prepared: Your Ultimate Family Holiday First Aid Kit Guide for Australian Summer Adventures

In this guide, we’ll walk you through what to pack for a family holiday, focusing on essential items for your travel first aid kit, and why choosing LFA First Response for your wholesale medical supplies is a smart choice for peace of mind. Before we dive into the specific items you should include in your family holiday first aid kit, let’s talk about why having one is crucial.

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Defibrillators in WA Schools | Updated 2023/2024 Mandate

In the fast-paced school environment, the safety of students and staff is paramount. A key aspect of school safety is the presence of defibrillators, or Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), on school premises. On November 15 2023, Department of Education Director General Lisa Rodgers released an official CEO instruction mandating Automated External Defibrillators in all WA public schools by 30 June 2024, effective from 15 November 2023.

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Spreading Awareness About Diabetes Management This World Diabetes Day 2023

World Diabetes Day 2023 falls on the 14th of November, and it is not just another date on the calendar; it’s a day of global significance that calls for awareness, education, and empowerment. Diabetes, a chronic medical condition affecting millions worldwide, deserves our attention and action.

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Who Is Responsible for First Aid In The Workplace?

When accidents or illnesses occur in the workplace, immediate and appropriate first aid could mean the difference between a minor incident and a major crisis. An understanding of responsibilities and maintaining compliance with Australia’s stringent health and safety regulations is imperative. But who really is accountable for first aid in the workplace, and how is this managed effectively?

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Why Is First Aid Important In Schools?

While schools are fundamentally places of learning, they must also be sanctuaries of safety. When accidents or medical emergencies arise, being equipped with the knowledge and tools for first aid can mean the difference between a minor injury and a major crisis. This raises the question: just why is first aid important in schools?

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Snake Bite Awareness Day 2023: Understanding the Dangers of Venomous Snakes in Australia

According to the Australian Snakebite Project, there are approximately 3,000 snake bites in Australia each year, with around 500 of those requiring medical attention. It’s crucial to understand the dangers of venomous snakes and how to stay safe in their presence. With International Snake Bite Awareness Day falling on the 19th of September each year, it aims to promote awareness regarding snake bite prevention, and proper first aid responses in the case of a snake bite incident.

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First AidHeart HealthInformativePreventive Health Understanding Blood Pressure

Understanding Blood Pressure: Importance in Medical Diagnostics and How to Monitor it

Blood pressure is the force of the blood circulating against the walls of one’s arteries as the heart pumps blood throughout the body. Blood pressure fluctuates throughout the day depending on the needs of your body. Sleep, exercise, breathing, the position of your body and emotional state can all have an affect on your blood pressure.

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Dental CareInformativePreventive Health Dental Health Week 2023 Promoting Access to Dental Services

Dental Health Week 2023: Promoting Access to Dental Services and Advocating for Good Oral Health in Australia

Dental Health Week is a week-long event which aims to raise awareness about the importance of oral health and how to take necessary steps to care for your teeth and gums. This year’s Dental Health Week is taking place from the 7th to 13th of August. Dental Health Week (DHW) is the Australian Dental Association’s largest oral health campaign.

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What Causes a Sore Throat? Causes & Remedies

While sore throats can strike at any time of year, they are more common in the winter months. The cold, wet weather leads to people spending more time inside, which increases the chance of spreading illness. Understanding what causes a sore throat, and how to determine the cause behind a sore throat.

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Exploring the Different Types of Bandages: A Comprehensive Guide

Bandages have many uses in the treatment and management of injury. There are many different types of bandages with different applications to suit injuries as required. Simply put, a bandage can be used to hold a dressing or splint over a wound, put pressure on a bleeding wound or to support an injured limb or joint.

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Heart Week 2023: Prioritising Heart Health and Understanding Heart Health Checks

Heart Week 2023 is running from the 1st to the 7th of May, and aims to raise awareness about heart disease, the importance of heart health checks and how to avoid risk factors associated with heart disease. Heart Week also aims to motivate people to take positive steps towards reducing their risk of developing heart disease.

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How to Read Urine Test Strips: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Professionals and Caregivers

Rapid urine test strips offer a simple way of testing a urine sample for a handful of different things and identifying a deviation in the expected levels within the urine. It’s vital that health professionals and caregivers understand how to read a urine test strip result properly and grasp the meaning of the result.

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What Expires in a First Aid Kit: Understanding the Shelf Life of Medical Supplies

A well-stocked first aid kit is a necessity in all workplaces, schools, businesses and healthcare settings. To be fully prepared in the event of a medical emergency, all the products in a first aid kit should be in good working order – and this includes still being within date.

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Our Guide to First Aid for Marine Bites & Stings

The hot weather is here, which means more and more people are spending time at the beach and in the water. Marine stings or bites can happen to anyone, and in Australia, there is the risk of a marine sting every time we’re in or on the water. It’s important to know first aid for marine bites and stings so that you know how to respond as quickly as possible.

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How to Properly Use a Thermometer to Read Body Temperature

One part of an immune response the body may undergo when sick is an increase in body temperature, which is known as a fever. Let’s take a look at how to use a thermometer, the different kinds of thermometers, and how to regulate body temperature.

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What Is Clinical Waste? The Importance Of Proper Disposal Methods

Clinical waste has the potential to cause harm to patients, staff, the local community and the environment, so it’s important it’s disposed of properly. Let’s take a look at what is clinical waste, what goes into a clinical waste bin, and how to dispose of clinical waste.

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How Does an EpiPen Work & How to Administer it in an Emergency

Epinephrine is the fastest and most effective way to reverse the effects of a severe allergic reaction. In Australia, the EpiPen is the most common epinephrine auto injector, providing fast and safe emergency treatment for anaphylaxis. In this guide, we explain how an EpiPen works, and how to administer one in an emergency situation.

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How Often Should CPR Skills Be Refreshed?

CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is an essential first aid skill that can save lives in a medical emergency. Like most skills you don’t use on a regular basis, your memory and competence with CPR decreases as time goes on. That’s why it’s crucial for first aid providers to refresh their CPR skills regularly.

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Hypothermia First Aid – What You Need To Know

Exposure to cold conditions can cause a person’s body temperature to drop, sometimes life-threateningly low. Knowing how to spot the signs of hypothermia and deliver fast and effective first aid is crucial. In this guide to hypothermia first aid, we discuss the signs of hypothermia, who’s at risk and how to provide first aid in an emergency.

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Our Guide to First Aid For Fractures and Broken Bones

Bone fractures are a common type of injury, especially in children, sports players and the elderly. Although they are not usually life threatening, fractures should be managed quickly and effectively to ensure they heal properly. First aid for fractures can reduce pain, prevent further injury and improve healing outcomes for the patient.

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