First aid

You should have a first-aid kit at home and also learn how to do first aid through an accredited trainer.

First-aid training

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

Other essentials

  • 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: 01 March 2016

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