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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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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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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 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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