First Aid in Schools St John Vic First Aid in Schools St John Vic

First Aid in
Schools Program

This free Program is delivered by St John Ambulance Professional Trainers, teaching primary school students on the importance of First Aid and what to do in an event of an emergency.

About the Schools Program

In 2019, The St John Ambulance First Aid in Schools Program will deliver free First Aid training to 200,000 Victorian Primary School Students at no cost to schools or parents. So far, we have taught more than 731,000 children, and we aim to continue this growth with each year.

The knowledge and skills gained in our First Aid in Schools Program will develop First Aid awareness in school children and contribute to building a more resilient community. This learning is age-appropriate and integrates with the Victoria Curriculum F-10.

The St John Ambulance First Aid in Schools Program consists of the following groups:

Kindergarten/Preschool

Kindergarten/Preschool

Fully booked. Currently not taking any further bookings.

Storytime

45 Mins

Through a storybook, the children will see how Johnny Bear identifies an emergency, puts the Danger, Response and Send for help strategy into action and helps call 000 in an informative session.

Prep to Grade 2

Prep/Foundation

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Storytime

45 Mins

Through a storybook, the children will see how Johnny Bear identifies an emergency, puts the Danger, Response and Send for help strategy into action and helps call 000 in an informative session.

Standard Module 1 (DRS of the DRSABCD)

45 Mins

Students learn how to spot DANGER in an emergency, RESPOND accordingly and SEND for help. They will be guided on what number to call and act out a scenario to get them comfortable calling 000 in real life. By the end of the program, students will leave with essential skills and knowledge which they can call upon in an emergency situation.

Prep to Grade 2

Grade 1/2

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Standard Module 1 (DRS of the DRSABCD)

45 Mins

Students learn how to spot DANGER in an emergency, RESPOND accordingly and SEND for help. They will be guided on what number to call and act out a scenario to get them comfortable calling 000 in real life. By the end of the program, students will leave with essential skills and knowledge which they can call upon in an emergency situation.

Cuts and Grazes Module

45 Mins

Explores a range of first aid scenarios familiar to children and provides them with a hands-on, practical solution which they can apply in real life. They will learn whether getting a cut or graze is an emergency and if it isn’t, what to do. An interactive session with hands on training in how to properly clean and dress a cut or graze, identify infection in wounds and how to apply pressure to a wound bleeding uncontrollably.

Grade 3 and 4

Grade 3/4

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Standard Module 2 (DRSAB of the DRSABCD)

45 Mins

Following on from the Prep – Grade 2 modules, students will revise ‘DRS’ which involves assessing for dangers, obtaining a response and calling Triple Zero. The main focus of this module will be demonstrating how to check airway and breathing and how to place a patient into the recovery position. Students will practice placing another person into the recovery position.

Bites & Stings Module

45 Mins

This module will explore how to safely respond to minor bites/stings using a cold pack or life-threatening bites/stings using pressure immobilisation. The main focus of this module will allow students to demonstrate how to apply a pressure bandage and immobilisation techniques for life threatening bites/stings (e.g. snake bites, funnel web).

Asthma Module

45 Mins

This module will explore what asthma is and how it can be triggered. Students will then learn how to recognise the severity of an asthma attack and how to respond using a spacer and reliever. Students will learn to demonstrate how to use a spacer and reliever using the 4x4x4 method.

Grade 5 and 6

Grade 5/6

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Standard Module 3 (DRSABC of the DRSABCD)

45 Mins

Reiterates the learning of standard modules 1 & 2, however incorporates a practical CPR component on a manikin. Students will be ready to save lives once they’ve completed this module, as they will know the entire process of how to treat an unconscious patient.

Anaphylaxis Module

45 Mins

Teaching them the difference between an allergic reaction and anaphylaxis, this module raises awareness regarding common triggers for potentially life-threatening reactions, as well as the signs and symptoms to look out for. Students receive EpiPen training and in a mock scenario practice injecting their classmates with an EpiPen.

Burns Module

45 Mins

Students learn how to correctly treat and care for different types of burn injuries. They will learn about the skin and its function and how burns affect the skin and other body tissues. Burn remedies to avoid is covered as well as correct treatment methods to reduce pain, minimise permanent damage and scarring.

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