• 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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  • Defibrillators Up For Grabs for Sports Clubs – Leader

    | 23 Mar 2017

    As part of the Department of Health & Human Services’ Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program, Minister John Eren met with St John trainers and staff for a Defibrillator demonstration. St John CEO Gordon Botwright watched on with Eren as trainers Jackson and Frank showed how easy it is to use and apply a […]

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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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  • When Should You Call Triple Zero – 000? ABC News, Daily Edition


    In response to a government campaign to only call Triple Zero 000 for emergencies and not for trivial concerns, St John Ambulance Victoria came out to the media with a message of support. First Aid training and awareness can help people be better prepared for emergency situations and be more able to know when to […]

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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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  • Staying Alive Is The Right Beat – Shepparton News

    | 07 Mar 2017

    It sounds tongue in cheek, but Stayin Alive is the right tune to be thinking of when you really want someone to stay alive – while you’re performing CPR. This is just one of many tracks the St John CPR Lab plays as it tours the state delivering short compression-only CPR demonstrations. One recent location […]

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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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