FAiS 11 The FAiS program is complimentary for primary schools and students, and in addition to gaining vital knowledge and skills, each child will receive take-home resources that encourage engagement with the first aid topic.
First Aid in Schools
Teacher’s quick thinking saves student’s life Each session ranges from 30 to 90 minutes and is flexible to suit the age of the students and lesson times. It is suggested that students undertake the FAiS program annually in order to refresh skills. 12-year-old Deakin Hawke was bitten by a brown snake during his year six camp in Canberra. Paramedics credit Deakin’s teacher for administering the necessary first aid that saved his life. If it wasn’t for his teachers being skilled in relevant, up to date first aid training, the outcome could have been very different for Deakin. St John offers a number of first aid kits and supplies available for these types of emergencies: • Bites and stings kits, great for camping or outdoor activities • Personal leisure kits, to have around the home • Premium compression bandages, specifically for snake bites Adequate training and the right first aid supplies could save a life! What’s in it for the kids... Lifesaving skills: • How to call an ambulance • Danger assessments and personal safety – what to look out for and what to do • Dealingwith an unconscious person • How to treat bites and stings • What to dowhen someone is choking St John provides complimentary first aid education to South Australian primary school children through its First Aid in Schools (FAiS) program. This course is tailored to suit each individual year level, with a qualified St John First Aid Trainer coming to your school to teach students vital first aid skills. https://7news.com.au/sunrise/on-the-show/teachers-quick-thinking-saves-student-after- deadly-snake-bite-on-school-camp-c-601494?fbclid
The program is specifically designed with the kids’ learning in mind. It is interactive, fun and communicates key skills that will empower young people with the ability to act in case of an emergency. Since commencement in 2013, St John SA has taught more than 85,000 South Australian primary school students the lifesaving skills of first aid.
How to get involved
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Course delivered & resources supplied
It is almost certain that at some stage we will all be presented with a situation that requires first aid treatment. Whether that be a need for personal treatment, or aiding a friend, a family member or indeed a stranger, having first aid knowledge and skills could be the difference between life and death. FAiS is one of our many charitable programs and is funded through our commercial activity, generous sponsors and donations.
• Recovery position demonstration and practice • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (fromyear 5/6+) • Managing injuries, bleeding and possible fractures Take-home resources: • Interactive first aidworkbook • Emergency assistance fridgemagnet • Certificate of achievement • Encouragement letter to parents
FREE FIRST AID IN SCHOOLS
Find out more and enquire online on our dedicated website firstaidinschools.org.au or call 1300 78 5646 to book.