• Snake Bite First Aid Tips

    | 17 Oct 2019

    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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  • Children as young as 4 receive free First Aid training

    | 15 Oct 2019

    Over 1 million students from early learning centres right through to Year 6 have been trained in lifesaving First Aid skills since the inception of St John’s free First Aid in Schools program. We believe every child can and should receive basic first aid training, because when the unthinkable happens, being trained will prepare them […]

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  • How Video Enhanced Delivery of First Aid Training Can Save More Lives

    | 07 Oct 2019

    73% of Australians say that it’s as important to learn first aid as it is to swim. Just like how you cannot predict rip currents in the ocean, accidents can happen at any time. But unlike rip currents, even basic first aid can save a life. You’ve told us that the faster and more enjoyable […]

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  • Appreciating Your Workplace First Aider

    | 02 Oct 2019

    First Aiders in the workplace, although vitally important, can often go unnoticed until their skills are needed in an emergency situation.  They are the reliable, calm presence that reassures everyone they will be ok regardless of what happens. When it comes to fulfilling the duty of care to staff, the First Aiders are a critical […]

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  • First Aid for Common Household Chemical Exposures

    | 24 Sep 2019

    Many dangerous substances can be found in every Australian home. These range from the obvious such as bleach and other heavy-duty cleaning products, to the less obvious such as windscreen washer fluid and air fresheners. This article will take you through some of the most common chemical exposure situations you or your family members might […]

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  • 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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