• 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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  • Q&A: St John Volunteer brings essential First Aid training to Cambodia

    | 23 Jul 2019

    Earlier this year, one of our very own volunteers, Milê Glamcevski, embarked on an expedition of a lifetime and headed to Cambodia to teach vital lifesaving first aid. Milê Glamcevski has been a Victorian St John Volunteer for almost four years, and throughout this time has dedicated countless hours to the community. Over the last […]

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  • How to Provide Effective First Aid to an Open Wound

    | 18 Jul 2019

    This week is Wound Awareness Week, with the theme ‘Let’s Talk About Wounds’, is a week aimed to get people talking about the rising issue of wounds. In addition, Wound Awareness Week is to reach out to all, to help us spread awareness of what wounds are, who’s at risk and what someone should do […]

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  • AEDs – The Simple Way We Can Reduce Sudden Cardiac Death Amongst Athletes

    | 09 Jul 2019

    In Australia sport is such an important part of our culture, it’s ingrained in our DNA which is why Australia has been labelled as the sport-obsessed country. Whether it be playing backyard cricket at a BBQ during the summer, heading down to the local footy club on the weekend to watch a mate, or heading […]

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  • Diabetes First Aid: How To Manage The Silent Illness

    | 28 Jun 2019

    Diabetes has become a global epidemic with prevalence increasing dramatically across the board. In less than four decades the number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. Currently diabetes is directly affecting 5.5% of the world’s population and many remain undiagnosed or are likely to develop […]

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  • End of Financial Year First Aid Advice

    | 20 Jun 2019

    End of Financial Year is fast approaching and it’s important that every business has ticked all the boxes available to benefit their business before tax time arrives. But far more important than financial savings, End of Financial Year is the ideal time to ensure your business is well placed to save a life. Checking your Kits, […]

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  • Why Is St John Using Virtual Reality in First Aid Training?

    | 17 Jun 2019

    Over 6400 people suffered a cardiac arrest in 2018 in Victoria alone, but only 40% received CPR from a bystander – a figure St John is hoping to improve to 90% over the next 5 years. Cardiac arrest can happen anywhere, anytime and to people of all ages, backgrounds and health status. In most cases, […]

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  • How to Treat and Recognise a Burn – Effective First Aid for Burns

    | 11 Jun 2019

    Did you know that winter is the most dangerous time of the year when it comes to the heightened risk of burns within the home? Or that burns and scalds are the leading cause of injury to young children, with toddlers being most at risk because their increased mobility and natural curiosity? Each year, at […]

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  • Defibrillators in the Workplace – How prepared is your workplace for a medical emergency?

    | 31 May 2019

    It’s true that more and more businesses are recognising the importance of Defibrillators in the workplace. Imagine a colleague collapsed on the floor, not breathing, the seconds counting down while their brain is starved of oxygen and you standing there watching it all unfold and unable to help. The phone call to their next of […]

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  • Epi pen anaphylaxis

    Anaphylaxis Explained – Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

    | 15 Apr 2019

    In Australia, allergies are very common. Currently around one in three people will develop allergies at some time during their life. It is estimated that up to 2% of adults, 1 in 10 babies and 6% of children have a food allergy and some of them will experience a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). What is […]

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