• 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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  • GoodSAM: A United Move To Tackle Sudden Cardiac Arrest

    | 05 Jun 2018

    Ambulance Victoria has launched the life-saving GoodSAM app in Victoria with the support of fellow emergency services Life Saving Victoria, Country Fire Authority, Chevra Hatzolah and of course, St John Ambulance Victoria. The smartphone app is a progressive example of how technology connects our community and plays an integral role in strengthening resilience. Designed to […]

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  • Ambulance Victoria App Fast-Tracks Urgent Care To People Suffering Cardiac Arrests – Healthcare IT NEWS

    | 01 Jun 2018

    Ambulance Victoria recently launched GoodSAM across the state in partnership with St John Ambulance Victoria and other emergency services. The progressive app is available for First Aid Responders, Doctors, Nurses and other qualified health professionals to sign up to be alerted if someone in their area suffers a cardiac arrest. It will prompt them to […]

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  • How to Use a Defibrillator

    Defibrillators: Your Basic Guide On How To Use One

    | 30 May 2018

    Research conducted by St John Ambulance Victoria* revealed that Victorians have a disturbingly low awareness of Defibrillators in the workplace. Considering the population spends majority of their time at work this is a major concern as the likelihood of an incident occurring during these hours is significantly high. It was unveiled that 63 per cent […]

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  • 5,733 Hours and Counting – A Selfless Story

    | 24 May 2018

    In 1992 Allie Ford made a decision to devote her free time to aiding her community with St John. As a teen, the commitment to participating in such a selfless pastime was motivated by friendships she had fostered, she was completely unaware how instrumental this decision would be to becoming the woman she is today. […]

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  • Volunteering With St John - Why Do They Do It?

    Volunteering: It’s More Than Just A Passion, It’s A Way Of Life

    | 23 May 2018

    People pursue a life of volunteering with St John for so many varying reasons, but the one motive that connects them all is that they do it because they care. There is a fire, igniting their passion to do good in the community and to help those that are in need. St John Ambulance Victoria’s […]

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  • Quick, Convenient Access To Defibrillator – Cobram Courier

    | 16 May 2018

    Cobram Anglican Grammar School has made a life-saving addition to their onsite First Aid kit and equipment, with the purchase of an Automated External Defibrillator. Students, staff and visitors can now be assured they are in the best possible hands if a Sudden Cardiac Arrest did arise at the school. Read more in this article […]

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  • Giving Back With St John – Dandenong Leader

    | 15 May 2018

    Dandenong resident Allie Ford has been a volunteer with St John Ambulance for more than 25 years. The good samaritan devotes her time to providing First Aid to the public to boost reassurance of safety in families and individuals on a fun day out in the community. Volunteers like Allie, are available to the public […]

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