• 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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  • 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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  • Food Allergies? Learn How To Manage Yours

    | 14 May 2018

    Food allergies are a growing concern in today’s society, with more and more people being born with the problem or developing a food allergy over time.  Currently, one in 10 infants and two in 100 adults suffer from food allergies in Australia. The severity of an allergic reaction varies from case to case but there […]

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  • First Aid Tip – How to Stop a Nose Bleed

    | 01 May 2018

    A nose bleed is something most of us encounter at least a few times a year. Often unexpected and inconvenient, understandably we want them to end as soon as possible.  Whether it’s a child, another adult or ourselves, the distress of having blood gushing out of your nose is unpleasant and knowing how to stop […]

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  • Should You Get the Flu Vaccination This Year?

    | 26 Apr 2018

    A tickle, a sneeze, an ache, a sniffle or a cough – this time of year it often leads to the same thing; the Flu. With a particularly severe 2017 Flu season behind us, many people are considering getting the flu vaccination, and with good reason. With 745 deaths in 2017 directly from the Flu, […]

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  • World Health Day: How Is St John Contributing?

    | 05 Apr 2018

    This World Health Day the World Health Organisation is again asking countries around the globe to commit to the longevity of their residents and to do what they can to ensure everyone has access to the health services they need. World Health Day is a reminder for all people to consider what they are doing […]

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