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CPR procedures

We highly recommend that all owners keep updated with CPR procedures, as they are continually updated. We can’t emphasise just how important it is in changing a person’s life. Practising CPR the right way can double or even triple a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest.

Please express your interest below if you want to participate in one of our upcoming first aid courses.

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Healthdirect.gov.au suggests these seven simple steps can help prepare for a life-threatening emergency.

1. Position your hand (above). Make sure the patient is lying on his back on a firm surface. Kneel beside him and place the heel of your hand on the centre of the chest.

2. Interlock fingers (above). Keeping your arms straight, cover the first hand with the heel of your other hand and interlock the fingers of both hands together. Keep your fingers raised so they do not touch the patient’s chest or rib cage

3. Give chest compressions (above). Lean forward so that your shoulders are directly over the patient’s chest, and press down on the chest about two inches. Release the pressure, not your hands, and let the chest back up.

Repeat to give 30 compressions at a rate of 100 compressions per minute.

4. Open the airway (above). Move to the patient’s head. Tilt his head and lift his chin to open the airway again. Let his mouth fall open slightly.

5. Give rescue breaths (above). Pinch the nostrils closed with the hand on the forehead and support the patient’s chin with your other hand. Take a normal breath, put your mouth over the patient’s, and blow until you can see his chest rise.

6. Watch chest fall. Remove your mouth from the patient’s and look along the chest, watching the chest fall. Repeat steps five and six once.

7. Repeat chest compressions and rescue breaths. Place your hands on the chest again and repeat the cycle of 30 chest compressions, followed by two rescue breaths. Continue the cycle.

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Baked Feta Pasta

What you will need:

600g Solanato tomatoes

200g smooth feta

3 cloves of garlic

1 tbs extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp dried oregano

250g rigatoni

Method:

Preheat oven to 200 C / 180 C fan-forced. Place the feta in the center of a tray while scattering tomatoes around the feta and toss in fresh garlic. Drizzle with oil, then sprinkle with oregano and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes or until the feta starts to brown.

While doing so, cook pasta according to packet instructions.

Remove from oven, then using a fork, crush the feta and tomatoes to make a sauce. Add drained pasta to the tray to combine. Scatter over basil leaves and any other personal touches and serve.

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Souvlaki – Lamb wraps

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp oregano leaves
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 400g lamb loin
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, deseeded, finely chopped (or as you like)
  • 80g low-fat feta, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup low-fat natural yoghurt
  • Salt, to season

METHOD

Step 1

Combine 3 teaspoons oregano, lemon juice, oil, and salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Add lamb. Turn to coat. Cover. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to marinate.

Step 2

Preheat a barbecue grill on medium-high. Cook lamb for 4 minutes on each side. Cover. Set aside for 5 minutes. Thinly slice. Reduce heat to medium-high. Wrap tortillas in foil. Cook for 5 minutes each side.

Step 3

Combine cucumber, onion, tomatoes, feta and remaining oregano in a bowl. Spread 1 tablespoon of yoghurt over 1 side of each tortilla. Spoon cucumber mixture down centre. Top with lamb. Fold in bottoms and sides and roll up. Serve.

Fort Denison im Hafen von Sydney mit dem Opernhaus und der City, Sydney, New South Wales, Australien

Fort Denison

When cruising through Sydney Harbour, you may notice a stone building located in the centre of the harbour. Port Dension is a heritage-listed site, formerly known as a military site, that was once under attack from a US-friendly fire in WW11. Denison has become the most complete Martello Tower in the world, and many people worldwide come to view this popular Sydney attraction.

Fort Denison’s Dark Past

Originally named Mat-te-wan-ye by the local indigenous population, the island became Rock Island by Governor Arthur Phillip when the British colonised it in 1788. The island then took on a more sinister name due to its cruel nature. Thomas Hill, a convict, was sentenced to a week in iron chains with nothing but bread and water. Due to his mal-nourishment, the name was then changed to Pinchgut Island.

Fort Denison provides guided tours through the museum and shares an impressive canon gunpowder store and the winding staircase in Australia’s only Martello Tower. When you are done exploring, the cafe is a great place for a quick snack or delicious lunch and is also available for private evening functions. Currently closed for construction; however, Fort Denison is the perfect place to see the impressive Sydney at a 360-degree view.