• 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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  • Seizure First Aid – What You Need To Know

    | 27 Mar 2018

    March has been labelled Epilepsy Awareness Month  thanks to Epilepsy Australia’s initiative to reduce stigma and discrimination of epilepsy around the nation. According to Epilepsy Action Australia approximately 3% – 3.5% of Australians will experience epilepsy throughout their lives which means a minimum of 723,900 Australians are directly affected by the condition. However, it’s important […]

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  • Splinter First Aid, Sounds Simple Right? Know Our Best Splinter Removal Tips

    | 19 Mar 2018

    Have you ever been sweeping the kitchen, raking the leaves or chopping the wood and with a sudden movement you feel the uncomfortable jab of an unwanted splinter? Splinter wounds can be incredibly tender and susceptible to infection so knowing how to provide the right splinter removal First Aid will ensure the incident does not […]

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  • Know Your First Aid For Australia’s Most Common Sports Injuries

    | 05 Mar 2018

    It’s almost kick-off time! Sporting teams across the state are just weeks away from kicking off their sporting season, which means players are hitting the ground harder, faster and with more intensity than ever in a bid to position themselves as a leading contender within the first few rounds of the 2018 season. It’s important […]

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  • CPR Steps

    CPR Steps – It’s As Easy As 1 – 2 – 3

    | 27 Feb 2018

    If you were ever confronted by an unresponsive, unconscious person would you know what to do? Most people know to then check for signs of life (checking for a response and if the casualty is breathing). But, what if the casualty doesn’t seem to be breathing or is intermittently gasping for air? These are critical […]

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  • Love Your Heart This Valentine’s Day And Every Other Day With Our Heart Attack First Aid Tips

    | 13 Feb 2018

    This Valentine’s Day we’re asking you to love yourself, more specifically; to love your heart. Because frankly, having optimal health is a far greater gift than any box of chocolates. Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day with an investment in you and your loved ones by following our guide on how to prevent a heart attack […]

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  • Can’t Escape The Heat? Here’s How To Manage Heat Stroke This Summer

    | 06 Feb 2018

    According to Climate Council Australia, temperatures are rising dramatically across the nation. This means more frequent, lengthier and higher intensity heat levels are being experienced than ever before. Over the past 15 years, Australians have endured 15 of the 16 hottest years ever measured and with the continuation of climate change temperatures are set to […]

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  • Bushfires: How To Cope With Smoke Inhalation

    | 31 Jan 2018

    There are few downfalls of an Australian summer, but the fierceness of our bushfires is certainly one of them. As a precautionary measure it’s important all Aussies know how to provide First Aid for smoke inhalation to fight the number of lives lost in the case of a tragic bush or house fire. Since the […]

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  • Off For A Day At The Beach? Know Your First Aid for A Jellyfish Sting And Other Marine Creatures

    | 22 Jan 2018

    Australia is graced with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world so it’s no wonder Aussies love nothing more than a day at the beach. Unfortunately the ocean is home to many creatures that may be harmful and others that have the ability to be deadly. But, as a fearless nation it’s unlike […]

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