20th Anniversary Gala Dinner

We are keenly anticipating celebrating this significant milestone with our members and colleagues on February 8, 2019!

This night will highlight the journey that FAIA has undertaken over the past 20 years, beginning in 1999 wh...

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Alarm at Training Recommendations in New Model Code of Practice

Safe Work Australia has recently published a new model Code of Practice: First Aid in the Workplace. Members of the FAIA executive were very surprised by the information provided, and consider the impacts to be quite serious and potentially damaging to first aid training.

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In Case You Missed It – News from ASCIA

Members may have seen earlier reports that Mylan Australia would be supplying a generic version of EpiPen® without the EpiPen® brand name and also that Link Healthcare would be supplying Emerade® adrenaline autoinjectors in Australia. This was ...

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FAIA’s Role in the Review of The NVETR Act 2011

FAIA continues to represent our members' interests via active consultation with government.

In 2017, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, commissioned a review of the National Vocational Education and Training Regu...

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Updated: First Aid Companion Volume – March 2018

This replaces the Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council First Aid Guide: Release 1.3, January 2015.

A copy can be accessed

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Diabetes Guideline

The ARC has recently released a new guideline for diabetes: ANZCOR Guideline 9.2.9 – First aid Management of a Diabetic Emergency. Guideline can be accessed HERE.

New Business Name

Though still maintaining links to ‘second aid’ and ‘third aid’ matters, over time AECP has focussed more and more on first aid. The care providers name doesn’t make it immediately obvious what we’re about. So, a new name has been registered and launc...
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Regulating Australia’s Paramedics

The following information is taken from http://www.paramedicineboard.gov.au/ Who needs to register? From late 2018 paramedics must be registered with the Paramedicine Board of Australia (the Board) and meet the Board's registr...
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Update: ARC Guideline 9.1.1

The ANZCOR Guideline 9.1.1 – First Aid for Management of Bleeding has recently been released though dated July 2017. Download a copy HERE. There are some key changes to the guideline which are important to note:
  1. In life-threatening ...
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ARC Statement: Guide to AEDs

The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) recently released a statement regarding Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and how they can be deployed in the community. CLICK HERE to download a copy...
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