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Cardiac Arrests Surge to Record Highs – 3 Simple Ways You Can Help

It's true, sudden cardiac arrest continues to be one of the leading causes of death in Australia, with more than 30,000 cases occurring across the nation each year. Sadly, the death rate still stands at over 90% - an incredibly high figure.
25 Feb 2021
Sport Injury First Aid

Know Your First Aid For Australia’s Most Common Sports Injuries

It’s kick-off time! Sporting teams across the state are kicking off their sporting season, which means players are hitting the ground harder, faster and with more intensity than ever in a bid to position themselves as a leading contender within the first few rounds of the 2019 season.
24 Feb 2021
St John TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

An inside look at St John’s TAE Certificate IV Training and Assessment

After 27 years working in Business Development (BD), in early 2020, Andrea Bridge felt the very real economic ramifications of COVID-19 and lost her job. We recently sat down with Andrea and asked a few questions about her experience doing St John’s TAE Course.
23 Feb 2021

How to Choose a Defibrillator – 22 Life Saving Features Compared

When it comes to saving a life during a cardiac arrest every minute counts. If a Defibrillator is available it is vital that it can be used reliably and quickly by the user. The sooner the casualty receives defibrillation the greater their chance of survival is in the life threatening situation of cardiac arrest.
18 Feb 2021
Beach sunburn

JELLYFISH STING FIRST AID – MANAGING INJURIES BY AUSTRALIAN VENOMOUS MARINE CREATURES

Australia is graced with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Unfortunately, the ocean is home to many creatures that may be harmful and others that can be deadly.
20 Jan 2021
children swimming underwater smiling at the camera

First Aid For Drowning

Summer is an exciting and happy time for families; it involves more family fun days filled with sports, outdoor and social activities. One of the most loved summer pastimes for families is an afternoon spent at the pool, beach or river.
11 Jan 2021
St John Volunteers COVID-19 Pandemic

2020 In Review – Our Impact In the Community

As we near the end of 2020 we reflect on the year that was and the unique, difficult challenges that we have all encountered.
23 Dec 2020
Festival Hall St John

End of an Era - Celebrating 60+ Years with Festival Hall

For over 60+ years St John Ambulance Victoria has had the pleasure of providing first aid services at Festival Hall, providing medical assistance to hundreds of thousands of patrons during this time.
22 Dec 2020

Be Prepared This Silly Season – Know Your Alcohol Overdose First Aid

The silly season has officially arrived which means an abundance of workplace celebrations, family merriments and friendship festivities are upon us.
11 Dec 2020