First Minutes Matter program
Community trauma training
First Minutes Matter is a free safety education program utilising LifeFlight's decades of aeromedical experience. Delivered as in-person workshops or a self-paced online program, First Minutes Matter will equip you with practical skills for time-critical medical situations while professional help is on the way. What you'll learn could save a life or improve patient outcomes.
*This program is not accredited. However, you will learn from LifeFlight's experienced training team.
Choose how you want to learn:
Cairns RSL Club, 119 Esplanade, Cairns QLD 4870
Hallorans Hill Event Centre, 12 Centenary Drive, Atherton
Innisfail Disaster Management & Training Centre, 11 Flying Fish Point Rd, Innisfail QLD 4860
Toogoolawah Bowls Club, 7 Dingyarra Street, Toogoolawah QLD 4313
Kilcoy Memorial Hall and Cultural Centre, 18 Kennedy Street, Kilcoy QLD 4515
Somerset Civic Centre – Lyceum Room, 35 Esk Hampton Road, Esk QLD 4312.
LifeFlight has saved 81,000+ lives since 1979. We want to share our lifesaving knowledge.
Learn how to:
- Describe types of burns and how to treat them
- Understand causes of bleeding in trauma and control bleeding
- Assess and treat snake bits and immobilise the limb
- Help a choking child and adult
- Recognise a seizure and how to assist
- Perform CPR and be aware of Automated External Defribulators
- Learn about helpful equipment to keep on hand
Why do the training?
Patient outcomes are dramatically improved by actions taken in the first minutes after a trauma incident before emergency crews arrive. You can make a difference.
"We were out on a Sunday afternoon ride. Another group of riders have come around the corner. So we've hit head-on... I was unconscious for about 15 minutes. I have four little kids at home. They wouldn’t have a mum today if it wasn’t for the quick thinking of others and LifeFlight." - Tiffany Thomson, South West Resident
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