Things you can do after completing your first aid course
So, you’ve finished your St John WA first aid course. Why not put your first aid skills to good use by downloading the free First Responder App and helping in nearby emergency situations? You could save a life!
Become a registered First Responder
he St John First Responder app allows qualified first aiders in Western Australia to sign up and become a registered First Responder. If a nearby emergency occurs (in a public place within 500 meters of your location), you will be notified and given the opportunity to assist until the ambulance arrives.
To sign up and become a registered First Responder, download the app and register an account. To be eligible, all you need is a current first aid qualification.
Use the First Aid Toolbox to refresh your knowledge
In a first aid emergency, knowing the right procedure can be lifesaving. That’s why the First Responder App has a range of First Aid Guides that you can access at your fingertips. You can open these handy guides along with some additional tools by tapping the First Aid Toolbox tile on the home screen. Within the First Aid Toolbox, you’ll find a range of First Aid Guides for a variety of situations.
Here, you’ll find information on treating incidents from asthma to stroke, with trusted information provided by the organisation that trains paramedics in first aid.
Use the app to locate the nearest defibrillator
When you are attending an emergency, it’s important to know where your nearby resources are, especially when you’re attending a cardiac arrest when every minute counts. Knowing where your nearest defibrillator (defib) is could save a life.
Within the app, the Defibrillator (AED) Locator shows all of the defib locations near you and allows you to add locations not already on the map.
Defibs are the devices that restore a normal heartbeat by sending an electric pulse to the heart. The St John First Responder App has a handy defib locator, which you can access by tapping the Defibrillators Nearby button. The map in this feature shows you all of the nearby defibs marked by the small pink hearts across the map.
It’s important to know that all defibs on the map are publicly accessible, so take a bit of time to familiarise yourself with the ones near your home, workplace and anywhere you go frequently. Some defibs will be stored in a lock box, so in this case you need to call Triple Zero (000) to be given the access code.