• How One Mother’s Quick Thinking Saved Her Seven Month Old Son from Lifelong Scars – Mamamia

    | 10 Mar 2017

    When burns happen, particularly if there are children involved, we often blame ourselves and feel terrible that we should have done more to prevent them. But by then it is too late and making sure we know the best way of treating them is the best insurance against pain and scarring. This happened to St […]

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  • Staying Alive Is The Right Beat – Shepparton News

    | 07 Mar 2017

    It sounds tongue in cheek, but Stayin Alive is the right tune to be thinking of when you really want someone to stay alive – while you’re performing CPR. This is just one of many tracks the St John CPR Lab plays as it tours the state delivering short compression-only CPR demonstrations. One recent location […]

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  • Stroke First Aid

    | 06 Mar 2017

    Every year, there are more than 55,000 strokes in Australia.  Shockingly, it kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer. Knowing the right steps to take for stroke First Aid is critical if we want to reverse this worrying trend. When it comes to stroke, it’s not just death that is […]

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  • Is There a First Aid Certificate Expiry Date?

    | 28 Feb 2017

    We often get asked about the date of First Aid certificate expiry, and the response we give varies. Firstly, your First Aid certificate doesn’t quite ‘expire’, but it does need to be refreshed at regular intervals to ensure the information is current and reflects best practice. The Australian Resuscitation Council, a panel of experts for […]

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  • Choking First Aid – Top 16 Do’s & Don’ts

    | 21 Feb 2017

    The panic that grips you when a drink goes down the ‘wrong way’ or a piece of food becomes stuck in your airway can be truly horrifying. Most of us will know how it feels to have our life flash before our eyes in those moments before we manage to cough and wheeze the blockage […]

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  • Love Your Heart By Knowing the Difference Between a Heart Attack and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    | 13 Feb 2017

    Until it happens to us or someone we love, most of us don’t know the difference between a heart attack and a sudden cardiac arrest. You’re definitely not the first to assume a heart attack and sudden cardiac are interchangeable terms. But when it comes to something that causes around 10% of all deaths in […]

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  • Not Sure What All Those Strange Items Are? A Guide to First Aid Kit Contents

    | 07 Feb 2017

    Most of us have a First Aid Kit somewhere, whether at home or work. It’s our ‘insurance policy’ against disaster and provides most of what you could need in an emergency situation. But are we really familiar with what is inside and what each item should be used for? Especially for workplaces, which must abide […]

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  • This Is What I’d Trained For – My Bourke Street Story

    | 03 Feb 2017

    By Sharon Carpenter, St John Ambulance Victoria Volunteer One of our dedicated St John volunteers was at the scene of the Bourke St tragedy, where she fearlessly helped one critically injured casualty and three others. Sharon has kindly allowed us to republish her account of events, abridged here from the full version at her website. […]

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  • John Golino St John Ambulance Volunteer

    In First Aid, John Is Truly A Saint – Preston Leader

    | 31 Jan 2017

    One of many St John volunteers who received an award at Government House, John Golino of the Darebin Division recently appeared in the Preston Leader:

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  • First Aid Checklist

    Your First Aid Checklist for Back to Work

    | 30 Jan 2017

    As the saying goes, if you fail to plan you plan to fail. Without doubt, this also applies to First Aid in the workplace. At a minimum, your business needs to be compliant with the Worksafe Compliance Code for First Aid in the Workplace if you are in Victoria. Regulations require employers to provide a […]

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