• How To Provide First Aid To A Major Wound

    | 06 Aug 2018

    Major wounds can happen in a moment, in any kind of environment. Typically when we think of a major wound we envision a catastrophic event such as a serious road collision, an explosion or a violent confrontation. But major wounds such as embedded objects, puncture wounds, amputation or bleeding from the scalp can occur anywhere […]

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  • Febrile Seizure

    What Is A Febrile Seizure?

    | 31 Jul 2018

    As parents, naturally we constantly dote on our newborn and become consumed by their every move. We observe every little change in behaviour, emotion and physical state, so when something out of the ordinary occurs we tend to become panicked and overwhelmed with worry. When an infant suffers a febrile seizure it’s incredibly confronting to […]

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  • The Golden Rule You Need To Know Before Moving A Casualty

    | 24 Jul 2018

    Whether you find a person lying outside their car after a major collision, or your hiking partner falls off the edge of the cliff onto a lower ledge, or you’ve stumbled across someone that’s unconscious but you’re not sure why, if it’s safe for you and the casualty always provide First Aid to them in […]

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  • St John Ambulance Victoria Awards Are Open – Stawell Times

    | 23 Jul 2018

    St John Ambulance Victoria is calling for nominations for its inaugural First Aid Champion Awards. The non-profit hopes to award people in the following categories: Junior (under 12), Youth (under 18), School, Community and Workplace. You can read more about the awards in the Stawell Times.

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  • First Aid For Poisoning | Child-Proof Your Home

    | 18 Jul 2018

    Almost 2,500 Australian children are admitted to hospital each year due to poisoning. Worryingly, it was common household products that were the most prevalent causes of poisoning among kids. As parents or caretakers, most of us take precautions to minimise the risk of a child consuming or coming into contact with poisonous substances. But, as […]

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  • How To Manage A Child With Type 1 Diabetes

    | 11 Jul 2018

    When your child is diagnosed with a health condition it can be a very scary and overwhelming experience. Whether it’s a common illness or a rare disease the stress of the unknown and the ‘what if’ is a common spiral parents find themselves slipping into. Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common illnesses […]

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  • The Difference Between Moodiness And Poor Mental Health In Children And Adolescents

    | 12 Jun 2018

    Teenage angst is a given for almost all adolescents and understandably so with the influx of hormones, social pressures and overall life changes throughout this time. But, sometimes we get caught up in labelling warning signs of poor mental health as normal teenage behaviour when they’re in fact signs of something much more serious. This […]

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  • GoodSAM: A United Move To Tackle Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    | 05 Jun 2018

    Ambulance Victoria has launched the life-saving GoodSAM app in Victoria with the support of fellow emergency services Life Saving Victoria, Country Fire Authority, Chevra Hatzolah and of course, St John Ambulance Victoria. The smartphone app is a progressive example of how technology connects our community and plays an integral role in strengthening resilience. Designed to […]

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  • Ambulance Victoria App Fast-Tracks Urgent Care To People Suffering Cardiac Arrests – Healthcare IT NEWS

    | 01 Jun 2018

    Ambulance Victoria recently launched GoodSAM across the state in partnership with St John Ambulance Victoria and other emergency services. The progressive app is available for First Aid Responders, Doctors, Nurses and other qualified health professionals to sign up to be alerted if someone in their area suffers a cardiac arrest. It will prompt them to […]

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  • How to Use a Defibrillator

    Defibrillators: Your Basic Guide On How To Use One

    | 30 May 2018

    Research conducted by St John Ambulance Victoria* revealed that Victorians have a disturbingly low awareness of Defibrillators in the workplace. Considering the population spends majority of their time at work this is a major concern as the likelihood of an incident occurring during these hours is significantly high. It was unveiled that 63 per cent […]

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