Headaches are extremely common and typically nothing more than annoying. They usually respond to over the counter analgesics. As first aiders however we should never disregard the potential for a patients headache to be more serious than it first appears especially if the patient has come to you requesting assistance.

A few key points to remember:

  • has the headache come on following a blow to the head ? if yes, the patient should seek medical assistance
  • is the headache different from past headaches ? if yes, the patient should seek medical assistance
  • has the patient any other symptoms. (Remember the FAST accronym)  eg facial or limb weakness, speech difficulties – slurring of speech etc ?  .  If yes, the patient should seek medical assistance

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The venues we use especially in the Sydney region are clubs, as such, they have the right to set their own restrictions around who can and cannot enter the facility. These restrictions are totally out of our control and not always in line with Health Guidelines. We recommend you contact the venue you are booked to attend the day before the course and check that you are not restricted based on your individual situation. We can transfer your registration free of charge (if due to COVID venue restriction)  only if we are notified the day before a course. Normal cancellation policies will apply if we are not contacted prior to the event.

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