• Thunderstorm Asthma

    Melbourne Warned Of ‘Thunderstorm Asthma’ Outbreak As Conditions Worsen – Pedestrian TV

    | 21 Sep 2017

    Melbournians are urged to keep watch of the weather radar this spring with pollen counts expected to rise and possibly trigger another asthmatic outbreak. For many asthma sufferers it takes extreme exposure to triggers, such as freak thunderstorms, to discover they suffer from the chronic condition. This is a reminder to all that its important […]

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  • Thunderstorm Asthma

    Ambulance Service Issues Thunderstorm Asthma Warning – Bendigo Advertiser

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    In hindsight of last years thunderstorm asthma epidemic across Victoria, St John issues a reminder for the general public to be aware of how to provide asthma First Aid in the case of an emergency. Of the thousands of people who were hospitalised due to thunderstorm asthma on that deadly night in November 2016, 40% had […]

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  • Thunderstorm Asthma

    Thunderstorm Asthma Could Be Back This Spring – Herald Sun

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    Spring has officially sprung in Victoria and with a change of pollen levels across the state St John reminds Victorians to always have their asthma action plan at the ready. The notorious thunderstorm asthma of November 2016 has prompted sufferers to be more diligent this season and reminds us all that even if you are not […]

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  • Asthma First Aid

    Asthma First Aid – What Everyone Should Know

    | 18 Sep 2017

    Are you one of nine Australians who suffer from Asthma? Or do you have a close friend, family member or colleague who suffers from the common chronic condition? Chances are that if you don’t suffer from asthma you’re likely to know someone who does. Asthma sufferers of Melbourne and surrounds were given a brutal reminder […]

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  • Mental Health In The Workplace

    7 Ways to Be Better Prepared for a Mental Health Crisis

    | 12 Sep 2017

    R U OK? DAY is a national initiative which encourages Australians to ask their loved ones, colleagues and strangers alike an important yet simple question – ‘are you okay?’- with the intent of starting an honest conversation about mental health. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 3.2 million Australians suffered from a mental disorder […]

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  • Life-saver for cricket club

    Life-Saver For Cricket Club – Ballarat Courier

    | 05 Sep 2017

    A local cricket club was recently targeted by local thieves for the third time in three years with each theft resulting in the loss of their much needed Defibrillator. St John Ambulance Victoria advocates that every sports club should be equipped with a Defibrillator at all times to ensure they’re ready to respond if a cardiac […]

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  • World First Aid Day Free CPR Training St John

    St John Offers Free CPR Training for World First Aid Day

    | 31 Aug 2017

    New research shows that a worryingly low figure  (43.5%) of all Australians have ever completed First Aid training.  Only 12% have completed training in the last 12 months. St John Ambulance Australia believes far more people should be trained, equipped and ready to provide First Aid, so we’re opening up our training centres nationwide to […]

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  • St John Ambulance Bendigo

    Beating The Drum For First Aid Skills – Bendigo Advertiser

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    Less than a quarter of Victorians are qualified and confident to provide First Aid in the event of a health emergency. In an attempt to increase these numbers St John Ambulance’s CPR Lab visited Bendigo to provide free CPR lessons to the community at Hargreaves Mall on Wednesday 30th August. The visit saw 100 people, […]

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  • St John Ambulance Bendigo

    St John Ambulance Victoria Giving First Aid Kits And Free CPR Lessons In Bendigo – Bendigo Advertiser

    | 30 Aug 2017

    St John Ambulance Victoria’s transportable CPR Lab is travelling to Bendigo on Wednesday 30th August to provide free CPR lessons and give away free First Aid kits to the community. The visit hopes to provide locals with the skills and confidence required to respond in an emergency and save a life. Read more from the Bendigo […]

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  • Snake Bite First Aid

    Snake Bite First Aid Tips

    | 28 Aug 2017

    One of Australia’s most renowned native animals is the deadly brown snake. The venomous reptile is one of many lethal creatures that inhabit our contrasting landscapes but it is certainly the most frequently encountered. Brown snakes can be found all across Australia which is why every Australian should know how to provide snake bite First […]

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