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Welcome to the International Paramedic Colleges News and Blog page

This news page or blog is a collection of resources on current best practice, opinions and advice from our students, expert articles and current thinking in first aid and paramedic practice. We discuss professional guidelines, practices, tips and tricks, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as well as have a bit of fun and a light-hearted look at our human experience.

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Free AED Sign

Free AED Sign for Download   Download A Free Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Wall Sign FREE AED SIGN DownloadThe “time to first shock” is a critical indicator of survival from sudden cardiac arrest, so a highly visible, easily accessible location...
 

Is Your Workplace First Aid Ready?

Many of us have heard of the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act 2011 know that we have a duty of care in the workplace, but few people are aware of the Model Code of Practice: First Aid in the Workplace. This document ties in with the WHS Act 2011 and outlines first aid...
 

Ballina Netball Club buys an AED Defib

Just bought a new AED for our club International Paramedic College recently delivered a new Lifepak CR2 Defib unit or AED (Automated External Defibrillator) to Renee Walkom – Represenative Coordinator and Lee Harley – President of the Ballina Netball Club...
 

Hire Lease Rent AED Defib

Rent Hire or Lease an AED DEFIB for your next event A low cost alternative to buying an AED or Defibrilator for sports groups, festivals, church groups or while your AED is being serviced Tell us what you need International Paramedic College AED sales and hire from...
 

AED Recall

Information on Phillips AED RecallWe have had a lot of inquires from local businesses and retailers about an AED recall due to a recent local incident.We are providing some information here so you can assess whether your AED is affected and what to do about it. We do...
 

AED Defib Home On Our Street Buying Program

On Your Street AED Program If 12 houses in your street put in $200 each we can put in a great “Defib Machine” Value Package and  teach you how to use it for free.The Australian Resuscitation Council says “for every minute defibrillation is delayed...
 

AED Defib Down On Main Street Buying Program

Down on Main Street Program If 12 shops put in $200 each we can put a great “Defib Machine” Value Package and  teach you how to use it for free.The Australian Resuscitation Council says “for every minute defibrillation is delayed their is a 10%...
 

Our Unique Pay it Forward Defib Program

International Paramedic College donates a free defibrillator to an organisation of choice of the survivor when our AED is used in a genuine cardiac event. When you buy an AED from International Paramedic College you are part of our “Pay it Forward” cardiac...
 

Download your free bites and stings chart

Bites and Stings   First aid treatment of bites and stings? Many of the worlds most venomous creatures call Austalia home. First aid treatment for bites and stings varies depending on what animal is responsible for the bite or sting. Are all bites and stings...
 

Free DRSABCD Resuscitation Wall Chart

DRSABCD of First Aid  What does DRSABCD mean in First Aid and CPR Courses? DRSABCD is an acronym described as an Emergency action plan for first aiders or first responders to an emergency. So what does DRS ABCD stand for? Danger (Check for danger to yourself patient...
 

CPR success Rates

CPR success: TV v Reality The Emergency Law blog of Michael Eburn is something I recommend to all our Australian students as a great source of legal information for emergency care providers,first responders, childcare workers and first aiders. Like the problems often...
 

Ticks Removal Bite Treatment Symptoms and Prevention

TICKS REMOVAL BITE TREATMENT SYMPTOMS AND PREVENTION THE FULL STORY SUSAN KOLHLMETZ  RN 26 September 2018 Get all prepared for Tick Season Tick bites are part of Australia. Living on the coast of Australia I am sure most of us have had a tick at some stage. Maybe on...
 

Brayden CPR Manikins

  The Brayden CPR Manikin lets students see the real point of CPR pressure and getting the blood flowing to the brain and other organs. I didn’t like them at first but the Brayden CPR manikin is a big success in our first aid and CPR classes. It uses animated LED...
 

Paramedic Jobs

How do I become a paramedic? Paramedic training is great but if it doesn’t end in a job then, I agree with you, what was the point. You can spend a lot of money learning to become a paramedic and just be poorer at the end of it. A diploma in Paramedic science...
 

Parents First Aid Course – Choking

Parents First Aid Course Choking managementOur mums and parents first aid course or our free “what to do until the ambulance arrives” teaches new parents, mums and dads some important lifesaving skills about how to deal with kids in an emergency. Choking...
 

Shark Attack Pack

Shark Attack First Aid Treatment Pack Shark attack first aid treatment and training is a frequent topic at International Paramedic College local first aid classes we run on the northern rivers of NSW. We are based in the Ballina, Evans Head Byron Bay corridor that has...
 

Blow Backs, its childs play

First Aid Back Blows for Choking Get gravity on your side   The first aid treatment for choking is serious. Every parent should understand that one of the ways kids learn is by feeling touching and of course putting small things  in their mouths. Their small...
 

CAT 7 Tourniquets for Serious Bleeding

CRAIG NOLAN The CAT Tourniquet fits the recently released guidelines issued by the Australian Resuscitation Council for the use of military style tourniquets in life threatening arterial  bleeding. Do the Maths – You need to help yourself, not wait for help Do the...
 

Snake bite first aid with the Setopress bandage

Snake Bite First Aid and the Setopress bandage  The Setopress Bandage – A practical approach to diagnosis and Snakebite first aid Snakebite first aid treatment – What to do if you are bitten by a Snake? Snakebite first aid treatment was published in a clinical...
 

Paramedic training and education

Paramedic Education How to Become a Paramedic I have a love for education and adult learning, but I needed to grow up to grow into it. The excesses and exuberance of my youth had left a young man with a strong ambition but lacking guidance, support and in need of...