It can be a bit intimidating to embark on a fully-fledged first aid certification, but what if you just want some extra help to stay safe this summer?
The First Aid for Me program features a huge range of totally free online first aid courses from St John WA, tailored to common first aid scenarios West Australians might encounter – and they take only 15 minutes to complete!
These include first aid for the beach, festivals, cooking and for new parents, with even more summer-ready courses for boating, camping, fishing and road tripping all launching this week.
“Knowing first aid makes an enormous difference – and can even save a life,” explained St John WA Chief Preventative Officer Meg O’Donnell.
“The First Aid for Me Program has been designed to deliver specific and up to date information to
participants, without feeling overwhelmed.”
“Whether it be a snake or spider bite, a cut or broken bone, knowing how to appropriately apply the
correct first aid treatment is essential,” added St John WA First Aid Trainer Blade Willison.
“Many people don’t realise but 11 minutes is all it takes for someone to get sunburned, and 3520
Australians were hospitalised due to contact with venomous plants or animals in 2017-2018.”
“The courses teach you how to identify the symptoms of sunburn or identify if someone is drowning
and help you review the appropriate treatment.”
To find out more about the program, head to the St John WA First Aid for Me website.