Allens Training is pleased to announce a new first aid chartfor the people of the Sunshine Coast. This chart outlines the steps to provideCPR to a casualty in a wheelchair. In an emergency on the Sunshine Coast, carers of people inwheelchairs need quick access to information on how to treat a casualty who maybe in a wheelchair. This might include an emergency such as a person having acardiac arrest where CPR is required and the casualty needs to be placed on thefloor. It is clear that organi...
Allens Training is holding a free CPRAwareness Day at our Sunshine CoastTraining Centre. Those attending will receive non-accredited CPR awareness training. Let's get Sunshine Coast residents ready and confident to respond to an emergency on our beaches or in backyard pools before the first day of summer!   Free CPR Awareness Sessions Duration: 1 hour Times: 9am start, then hourly until the last sessionat 3.00pm Date: 24th October 2015 Where: Allens Training Sunshine Coast, 8/10 Capital Plac...
Fainting can be the result of many different things. Fainting happens when not enough oxygenated blood flows into your brain and you lose consciousness, or "pass out," for a very brief time - just a few seconds or few minutes. A sudden drop in your blood pressure can cause you to faint. Sometimes your heart rate and blood vessels can't react fast enough when your body's need for oxygen changes. This is very common among older people. Fainting can occur when you stand up too fast you work or ...
According to the Sunshine Coast Daily, last weekend was a particularly busy one with regards to contacting Emergency Services. However it is important to understand the basics when contacting emergency services. How to call the ambulance  When an emergency occurs, sometimes we do not know what number to ring to get help.  A person has fallen over, you’re not sure if it’s an emergency, which number do you ring?  For any call requiring the attendance by the ambulance, you should dial triple 00...
According to the Sunshine Coast Daily- the Sunshine Coast is a heart disease hotspot With the most common reason recognised as "Chest pain" to enter into the emergency unit at Nambour hospital Often people do not know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, even after a numerous health education campaigns over the years.  The best time to treat a heart attack is as soon as possible and within the first 20 minutes from onset of any signs or symptoms. Studies show that the people who have sy...
Attending a first aid course with Allens Training  on the Sunshine Coast is the first step towards learning what to do in case of an emergency. When driving around the Sunshine Coast you may be the first on the scene if a car accident occurs. Would you know what to do and the steps you can take to possibly save a life?   Responding correctly in an emergency can certainly make the difference. Unfortunately however, we may forget what to do in these situations which is where our handy pocket s...
Car registration labels (rego stickers) have been phased out by all states in Australia with Queensland the last state to drop rego stickers, effective from 1st of October 2014.    From as far back as I can remember, rego stickers were always attached to the car constantly reminding you of when your vehicle registration was due. Now, the only reminder is from the Queensland Governments transport department so there is a good chance your registration payment could be missed and even worse, yo...
Applications on our mobile devices are part of life now. They come and go, however there is one mobile app that you should download and use as it could one day save your life.   ‘Emergency +’ is a national app developed jointly by Australia's emergency services,  the Government and industry partners, helping people to call the right number at the right time, anywhere in Australia in an emergency.    Often when an emergency occurs, especially while travelling the operator of Triple Zero (000)...
After being bitten by one of the deadliest snakes in the world a Caboolture woman has survived to tell her story. Sunshine Coast Snake Catcher Richie Gilbert said in a post on Facebook he was contacted by the woman who was bitten on the finger by a snake. "She tried to get it away from her cat, which had caught it and was chewing on it in her living room," Mr Gilbert said in the post.      Unknown to the lady it was an Eastern Brown Snake the second deadliest snake in the world. The snake ca...
Before we commence our first aid class and open the doors Allens Training are experiencing a lot of interest from Sunshine Coast locals looking to gain their First Aid Certificate or renew their Cpr certification. To ensure we can meet with this demand Allens Training Sunshine Coast are currently seeking additional First Aid Trainers with an ongoing opportunity to deliver First Aid Courses at our training centre at Birtinya and in various locations around the Sunshine Coast. With our adverti...

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