First Minutes Matter program

Community trauma training

Cost: FREE

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:

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In-person workshops

Cairns Workshop
10/10/2023 9:30 am

Cairns RSL Club, 119 Esplanade, Cairns QLD 4870

Atherton Workshop
11/10/2023 9:30 am

Hallorans Hill Event Centre, 12 Centenary Drive, Atherton

Innisfail Workshop
12/10/2023 9:30 am

Innisfail Disaster Management & Training Centre, 11 Flying Fish Point Rd, Innisfail QLD 4860

Toogoolawah Workshop
24/10/2023 9:30 am

Toogoolawah Bowls Club, 7 Dingyarra Street, Toogoolawah QLD 4313

Kilcoy Workshop
25/10/2023 9:30 am

Kilcoy Memorial Hall and Cultural Centre, 18 Kennedy Street, Kilcoy QLD 4515

Esk Workshop
26/10/2023 9:30 am

Somerset Civic Centre – Lyceum Room, 35 Esk Hampton Road, Esk QLD 4312.

If your town isn't listed in the workshops above, submit an expression of interest for us to visit your town!

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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