NEWS

St John is Here for Good

You may have seen our volunteers at events, our Non-Emergency Patient Transport vehicles on the roads, been to a first aid training class or have one of our kits at work or in your car. During many times in your life, St John will pop up when you least expect to help you out of a dangerous or even life-threatening situation.
07 Oct 2021

6 Top tips to create a safe and healthy workplace

Everyone agrees employees should go to work knowing they are in a safe and healthy environment, free from physical and psychological harm. No employee should ever go to work thinking they are unsafe, at serious risk of death or injury or unsupported.
05 Oct 2021

St John launches defibrillator giveaway for Shocktober!

For Shocktober, we’re doing something special to drive awareness of your nearest defibrillator locations and provide more defibrillators in the Victorian community – hopefully one near you!
01 Oct 2021

Love Your Heart By Knowing the Difference Between a Heart Attack and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Until it happens to us or someone we love, most of us don’t know the difference between a heart attack and a sudden cardiac arrest. You’re definitely not the first to assume a heart attack and sudden cardiac are interchangeable terms.
29 Sep 2021

Blue Ribbon Day: Remembering lives by saving others

On 29 September each year, Blue Ribbon Day provides the opportunity for the community to say thank you to those who protect and serve our community and ensure that those who have fallen are never forgotten.
23 Sep 2021

Eye Injury First Aid Tips

The human eye is one of the most delicate and complex organs in the body. The location and sensitivity leave the eyes vulnerable to irritation and injury so it’s important that extreme caution is taken to avoid contact with any possible hazards.
13 Sep 2021

5 Mental Health and Wellbeing Tips for Tradies

The majority are already aware of the physical dangers on and around the worksite, but how aware are we of the considerable psychological risks? The statistics around mental health for tradies and other blue-collar workers are alarming, with recent studies showing Australian construction workers are 70% more likely to take their own lives than employees in other industries.
25 Aug 2021

How to Provide Effective First Aid to an Open Wound

This week is Wound Awareness Week, a time 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 if they have a wound that won’t heal.
20 Aug 2021

First Aid for Tradies

A whopping one-third of all Australia’s workforce are tradies. That’s an impressive number, especially when you consider that many of them are running one of two million small businesses across the country. Sadly, they also represent 58% of workplace injuries and 190 serious claims each day, a figure much higher than it should be. Worksites are no doubt a dangerous place to be employed.
02 Aug 2021

First Aid for Overexposure to the cold – Frostbite and Hypothermia Treatment– 9 Essential Tips

What is Hypothermia? Hypothermia is a condition which is triggered when the body’s warming abilities fail or are overwhelmed. This causes the body temperature to drop below 35°C, under the normal average of 37°C.
26 Jul 2021

Diabetes First Aid: How To Manage The Silent Illness

Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and one of the biggest challenges confronting Australia’s health system. Around 1.8 million Australians have diabetes, this includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.2 million known and registered) as well as silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (approximately 500,000).
13 Jul 2021
Burning Match

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

Each year approximately 50,000 burns related hospital admissions occur in Australia – over 1,000 of these are children in Victoria, with children aged 0-4 years at greatest risk. When you think of burn and scald injuries, most likely the first thing that comes to mind is sunburn, however this is just one of the many types of injuries that occur.
08 Jun 2021