You should have a first-aid kit at home and also learn how to do first aid through an accredited trainer.
St John provides accredited first-aid training.
To book training online go to the St John NT website.
St John also provides first-aid kits, defibrillators and specialist first-aid equipment.
About first-aid training at St John
St John first-aid training courses cover the following subject areas:
- first aid
- advanced first aid
- cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- advanced resuscitation
- occupational first-aid skill set
- first aid at remote stations
- basic emergency life support
- emergency management of asthma
- caring for kids
- junior first-aid program
- first at the scene
- industrial medic response program
- management of anaphylaxis
- low voltage electric shock rescue.
What to keep in your first-aid kit
If you want to stock your own first-aid kit, it should contain the items listed below.
Bandages, dressings and bindings
- 1 packet of plastic strips
- 1 roll of non-allergenic tape
- 2 sterile eye pads
- 4 triangular bandages
- 1 conforming gauze bandage (10cm)
- 1 conforming gauze bandage (7.5cm)
- 1 conforming gauze bandage (5cm)
- 1 hospital crepe bandage (10cm)
- 1 sterile combine dressing (9cm x 10cm)
- 1 sterile combine dressing (20cm x 20cm)
- 1 medium wound dressing (No. 14)
- 2 non-adhesive dressings (5cm x 7.5cm)
- 1 non-adhesive dressing (10cm x 7.5cm)
- 2 square gauze swabs
- 5 alcohol swabs
- 1 wound-closure steri-strip
- 1 pair stainless steel scissors
- 1 pair of forceps
- 1 stainless steel splinter remover
- 1 pack (10 pairs) of latex gloves
- 1 resuscitation mask
- 2 bottles of eye irrigation (15 millilitres)
- 1 bottle of antiseptic cream (50g)
- 1 bottle of antiseptic solution (30 millilitres)
- 1 first-aid hints booklet.
Last updated: 27 June 2017