• Fainting First Aid

    Fainting First Aid

    | 16 May 2017

    Fainting can be a fairly common occurrence, but nonetheless it is concerning to see someone collapse in front of you with no warning. You may not know if they’re simply fainting or having a serious incident such as a sudden cardiac arrest that could result in death. Once you learn the correct fainting First Aid […]

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  • Camping First Aid Myths – Practical Parenting

    | 13 Apr 2017

    Just in time for Easter camping trips away in the wilderness, Practical Parenting published this handy guide on camping first aid myths in collaboration with St John Ambulance. It covers what to do and what not to do for a bee sting, dehydration, snakebite and burns around the camp fire. Going bush can be dangerous, […]

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  • Wilderness First Aid Tips for Camping and Hiking

    Going Camping? Wilderness First Aid Tips

    | 11 Apr 2017

    When we ask people why they’re completing First Aid training with us, often they’re keen campers or hikers and want some wilderness First Aid advice in case something should go awry when they’re possibly hours or days away from help. The risks are magnified when you’re in dense bush and a location without a mobile […]

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  • What Is Mental Health First Aid

    What Is Mental Health First Aid and How Can I Help in a Crisis?

    | 05 Apr 2017

    Mental Health First Aid is one of those courses we all think is a good idea, but how many of us have done a course? With 1 in 5 Australian adults experiencing symptoms of mental illness during any 12 month period, the likelihood you could need to use skills taught in a mental health first […]

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  • What is A Defibrillator? All Your Questions About AEDs Answered

    What is A Defibrillator? All Your Questions About AEDs Answered

    | 29 Mar 2017

    You might be hearing more and more about Defibrillators or AEDs lately, and for good reason. Defibrillators really do save lives, and this makes them the most powerful tool a First Aider can use. But what is a Defibrillator exactly and how do they bring people back from the brink of death? Are they dangerous? […]

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  • Many Aussies Have No Idea How to Treat Venomous Bites, Study Finds – Herald Sun

    | 20 Mar 2017

    The warmer months are always a peak period for creepy crawlies like spiders, snakes, bees and other bugs.  With this comes a greater potential to be bitten, stung and potentially end up losing a life. St John is continually advocating for greater awareness around correct First Aid treatment of bites and stings, with this in […]

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  • First Aid Knowledge Saves Lives by Understanding When to Call an Ambulance

    First Aid Knowledge Helps You Decide When to Call An Ambulance…

    | 17 Mar 2017

    … and Keeps The Emergency Services for Real Emergencies We all expect and deserve that when we need an ambulance for a life-threatening emergency, we get one. And that it arrives in time to save our life. But with the growth in Victoria’s residents and the ageing of our population, the strain on the health […]

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  • How One Mother’s Quick Thinking Saved Her Seven Month Old Son from Lifelong Scars – Mamamia

    | 10 Mar 2017

    When burns happen, particularly if there are children involved, we often blame ourselves and feel terrible that we should have done more to prevent them. But by then it is too late and making sure we know the best way of treating them is the best insurance against pain and scarring. This happened to St […]

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  • Stroke First Aid

    | 06 Mar 2017

    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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  • Is There a First Aid Certificate Expiry Date?

    | 28 Feb 2017

    We often get asked about the date of First Aid certificate expiry, and the response we give varies. Firstly, your First Aid certificate doesn’t quite ‘expire’, but it does need to be refreshed at regular intervals to ensure the information is current and reflects best practice. The Australian Resuscitation Council, a panel of experts for […]

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