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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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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 – Choking

Parents First Aid Choking management Our mums and parents first aid course or 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 and kids is the first of a...
 

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 airways...
 

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...
 

10 Vital Lifesaving First Aid Skills

Survival medicine guidelines – 10 lifesaving first aid skills What lifesaving first aid or remote survival medicine skills, remote first aid or essential first aid skills are necessary for those who want to be medically prepared for any disaster or emergency event...
 

Paramedic career skills law and ethics

Paramedic Clinical Skills, Law and Ethics are a firm base on which to build a Paramedic career. Seldom is a subject so misunderstood and full of misinformation in public first aid courses and pre-hospital emergency care, so I will try to cover a range of issues that...
 

Free Childrens Burns Course

Free Online Learning Module for CPD on Kids Burns As I keep saying, the emergency treatment of kids is different, they are not smaller adults. Kids skin burns deeper, quicker and at lower temperatures than adult skin. Not only that but burns from scalds can cause...
 

EpiPen Adrenaline Autoinjector

EpiPen Firing Demo and Free Course   Do your staff at your Childcare centre school or your community group need Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or just to brush up on some skills and feel more confident about anaphylaxis management. If you are interested the...
 

Burns

First Aid Class Lismore Ballina Byron Bay Answers for Questions A question was raised about burns treatment in a First aid class in Lismore recently. Australian burns specialist Fiona Woods recently had a few words to say in the Perth Sunday Times on how first aid can...
 

Darwin Awards Batman V Bull

Batman V Bull The “Darwin Awards” pay tribute to the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who accidentally remove themselves from it. In this series of posts we will look at some potential award winners. Voting for the winner will be by the most likes or...
 

Kids CPR

Free Local Courses and Online Resources I understand it’s your child and your freaking out about the situation but controlling your duress responses is vital. Somebody has to do something and today that person is you. If your child stopped breathing today would you...
 

Head Injuries

Paramedic Recognition of Traumatic Brain Injury   The “Darwin Awards” pay tribute to the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who accidentally remove themselves from it. In this series of posts we will look at some potential award winners. Here we see a...
 

Provide First Aid – Emergency Bandage

The “Israeli” or Emergency Bandage to Control Serious Bleeding The Emergency Bandage or Israeli bandage is a great product to help in the over 40 per cent of trauma-related deaths occur in the first 24 hours following an injury due to massive blood loss....
 

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, even first aiders. Like the problems often attributed to self diagnosis...
 

Back Blows or Blow Backs Baby Sitting Bloopers

Kids Choking management Back Blows or Blow Backs, the kids of comedy have a series of baby sitting bloopers. This is a bit of fun produced by the kids. Rated KD (kind of Dumb). Subscribe to our Youtube channel at International Paramedic College Youtube Channel   Back...

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