St John Urges All Learner Drivers To Learn First Aid

St John Urges All Learner Drivers To Learn First Aid

24 March 2014

St John Ambulance SA is urging all Learner Drivers to train in first aid at the same time as training for their driver's license, to equip young people with the skills that could save lives at the scene of a crash.

The first aid provider is taking part in the 2014 RAA Street Smart event at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, March 26 and 27, where it will encourage the thousands of high school students who attend over the two days, to sign up for first aid training.

St John Acting General Manager Commercial Education and Products, Jerie Schmidt said the Learner period presents the ideal opportunity for parents and their learner driver children to attend first aid training together, so they can both have the confidence to offer assistance in an emergency situation.

"We want to see as many Learner Drivers as possible learn first aid before they get their full license.  First aid training can not only save lives, but also provide the skills and self assurance to manage the scene at a crash and calm people down," Ms Schmidt said.

"Something as simple as holding someone's head up to keep their airway open can save a life.

"Another crucial message we want to teach your people is the importance of having a well stocked first aid kit in the car at all times - you never know when you may need it."

St John is offering 16 to 18 year olds the One Day Provide First Aid course for just $100 (normally $189) and free delivery for kits purchased in March/April.*

Courses and kits can be purchased by calling 1300 360 455 and quoting your school name, date of birth and student ID card number.

*Offer ends 31 May, 2014