Auspollen invites people with hay fever (allergic rhinitis) and/or asthma that is made worse by allergens in the air, to evaluate free local AusPollen Apps. The Apps provide daily levels of pollen in the air and can be accessed on the AusPollen website www.pollenforecast.com.au or via iTunes, Google Play Apps, twitter and facebook.
To help evaluate usefulness of the AusPollen Apps and improve this service, please complete a short questionnaire before and after the pollen season. The questionnaire opened on October 20, 2017 and the weblink is http://survey.qut.edu.au/f/190401/43d7/
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Following the epidemic thunderstorm asthma event in Victoria in November 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services has been working with the Bureau of Meteorology, the University of Melbourne, Deakin University and other research organisations to develop an epidemic thunderstorm asthma forecasting system.
The system is now operational and providing predictions of the risk of an epidemic thunderstorm asthma event for the current day and the following 2 days. The forecast operates on a scale from low to high and uses a colour coded scale of green (low), orange (moderate) and red (high). You can access the 3 day forecast on the VicEmergency website www.emergency.vic.gov.au/prepare or download the VicEmergency app.
Please read below more feedback from our course participants:
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“Very clear and precise instructions. Plenty of time for completing practical assessment.”
Feedback received from training in Thornbury
“Excellent – I feel very confident doing CPR now unlike previous courses.”
Feedback received from training in Chirnside Park
“The facilitator of this training was outstanding. The delivery was succinct and informative. She was thorough, competent and respectful of prior knowledge in the room. The delivery gave a good balance between practical application in pairs and listening/discussion of information. As a participant I left feeling confident in applying these skills in the workplace and community.”