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Getting active outdoors is one of the major perks of the Queensland summertime - that is, until injuries, bites, stings or sunburns get in the way. With some first aid knowledge and a little bit of know-how, warm weather mishaps can be treated before they get serious.

 

At St John Ambulance (QLD) , we have put together basic tips you need to know  to have fun in the sun:

 

1. Learn First Aid

First Aid and CPR training from  St John Ambulance (QLD) provides simple instruction on some techniques that may save a life. Furthermore, obtaining this kind of standardised training may give individuals the confidence they need to step in and help when an emergency occurs.

 

2. Buy A First Aid Kit

All Queenslanders and workplaces should keep a stocked first aid kit full of supplies to disinfect, soothe and protect bites, burns and wounds. Emergency phone numbers, sterile gauze pads, adhesive tape, bandages, scissors, tweezers, safety pins, ice packs, disposable non-latex gloves and antiseptic wipes are among the basic components of a St John Ambulance (QLD)  first aid kits.

 

3. Enjoy The Heat Safely

Here is Queensland we are used to the heat, however heat -related illnesses are another warm weather hazard. Signs of heat exhaustion include pale or red skin, dizziness, nausea, moist skin, weakness, exhaustion and a normal or raised body temperature. First aid for this condition includes calling Triple 000, moving the affected person to a cool location and drinking small sips of cold fluids.

 

4. Make Sure Your Pool Is Compliant

Lazing around the family pool is another summertime activity that is unique Queensland, however home pools are a location with a high risk of drowning, particularly for children under five years of age. Make sure your pool meets the safety requirements outlined by Department of Housing and Public Works.

 

Knowing what to do in an emergency, can mean the difference between life and death.  At  St John Ambulance (QLD), we provide a number of nationally recognised first aid courses to suit your needs. Whether you are looking for a CPR refresher or  in-depth occupational first aid training, we have the right course for you. Book a course today.

 

Make the most your course by adding a first aid kit. We have a range of leisure kits ideal for the fun in the sun.

Purchase a kit online today.

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