September 2015

Vital Signs eNews provides the latest information and updates on first aid compliance in workplace, first aid tips for the home, competitions and the latest happenings at St John SA.


Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in Australia. The chance of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest increases from 10% to 80% when there’s an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) available. Having a defib on hand at your workplace or community club can be the difference between life and death, and anyone can use one. Find out more about the benefits of defibrillators or purchase one today!


Almost half the population will experience a mental health disorder at some point in their lifetime. Our newest first aid course is teaching individuals how to provide initial support to those developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. Our new Mental Health First Aid course can be customised for workplaces. Read more...


By law, businesses must be first aid compliant with the First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice. Compliance can be a complex area, but St John makes it easy. We have designated First Aid Consultants who will take the time to get to know you and your business, and recommend the right first aid solution. Get first aid ready. Contact us to find out more or book a First Aid Risk Assessment!


By choosing St John as your first aid provider you are helping to ensure St John volunteers are present at public events to provide first aid and ultimately save lives. In May this year the life saving story of Dieter captured our attention and our hearts. St John members, Eleni and Sarah, were on duty at the Bay-City event at Glenelg when Dieter collapsed off his bike. Read the full story...


Spring has arrived, but so have the allergies. Asthma and hayfever are closely linked, and approximately 80% of people with asthma also suffer from hayfever. Therefore this time of year may result in some workplaces experiencing an increased risk to allergy reactions and the spread of cold viruses. Research reveals that treating hayfever can reduce asthma related emergency department visits and hospitalisations. Find out how St John can help your workplace deal with hay fever and allergies!