• How to Stay Calm in an Emergency Situation

    | 11 Sep 2019

    Whether it’s a stranger, a colleague or a loved one facing an emergency medical situation, it can be a highly stressful and traumatic event. While you may think you know what to do in these scenarios, a sudden medical emergency may leave you feeling overwhelmed. Luckily, there are things you can do to stay calm […]

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  • Asthma First Aid

    | 03 Sep 2019

    As recent events have shown us, asthma attacks can strike fast and to a widespread range of individuals. Even those who have never been affected before could develop asthma over their lives and experience a sudden onset for the very first time during an extreme weather condition. Melbourne is known as a global hotspot for […]

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  • Stroke First Aid

    | 02 Sep 2019

    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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  • The Man Behind the Green

    | 13 Aug 2019

    On Monday 1 July, we proudly commenced our expanded Non-Emergency Patient Transport (NEPT) service. In order to service the new NEPT contract with Ambulance Victoria we opened four brand new branches in Ballarat, Geelong, West Melbourne and Keilor East and put 44 new Volkswagen Crafter vehicles on the road, tripling the size of our Patient […]

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  • St John Ambulance Awards Unsung Heroes of Victoria

    | 06 Aug 2019

    St John Ambulance Victoria recently announced this year’s winners of our prestigious First Aid Champion Awards highlighting the significant need of First Aid training in the community. The First Aid Champion Awards provides a unique opportunity for Victorians to honour unsung heroes – whether they be colleagues, classmates, friends or family – who have made […]

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  • Q&A: St John Volunteer brings essential First Aid training to Cambodia

    | 23 Jul 2019

    Earlier this year, one of our very own volunteers, Milê Glamcevski, embarked on an expedition of a lifetime and headed to Cambodia to teach vital lifesaving first aid. Milê Glamcevski has been a Victorian St John Volunteer for almost four years, and throughout this time has dedicated countless hours to the community. Over the last […]

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  • How to Provide Effective First Aid to an Open Wound

    | 18 Jul 2019

    This week is Wound Awareness Week, with the theme ‘Let’s Talk About Wounds’, is a week aimed to get people talking about the rising issue of wounds. In addition, Wound Awareness Week is to reach out to all, to help us spread awareness of what wounds are, who’s at risk and what someone should do […]

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  • AEDs – The Simple Way We Can Reduce Sudden Cardiac Death Amongst Athletes

    | 09 Jul 2019

    In Australia sport is such an important part of our culture, it’s ingrained in our DNA which is why Australia has been labelled as the sport-obsessed country. Whether it be playing backyard cricket at a BBQ during the summer, heading down to the local footy club on the weekend to watch a mate, or heading […]

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  • Diabetes First Aid: How To Manage The Silent Illness

    | 28 Jun 2019

    Diabetes has become a global epidemic with prevalence increasing dramatically across the board. In less than four decades the number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. Currently diabetes is directly affecting 5.5% of the world’s population and many remain undiagnosed or are likely to develop […]

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  • End of Financial Year First Aid Advice

    | 20 Jun 2019

    End of Financial Year is fast approaching and it’s important that every business has ticked all the boxes available to benefit their business before tax time arrives. But far more important than financial savings, End of Financial Year is the ideal time to ensure your business is well placed to save a life. Checking your Kits, […]

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