Knowing how to do basic first aid, and when to call for an ambulance, is life-saving knowledge.
In an emergency
St John urges people to dial 111 and ask for an ambulance when there is a medical emergency. So what constitutes an emergency?
|Key situations when it is an emergency include:|
First aid techniques
There are also many first aid techniques you should know. Some help with everyday situations like a minor burn, others will help save someone’s life before an ambulance arrives.
St John offers first aid courses that can help you gain knowledge. They also have a free CPR app on offer. See http://www.stjohn.org.nz for more details.
|5 first aid techniques you should know about:|
First aid kit
A well-stocked first aid kit also goes a long way to help in minor and major emergencies. You should have one in your home, car and boat.
St John and other suppliers sell a range of first aid kits.
|Key items to have in your first aid kit include:|
Free health advice is available from registered nurses 24/7 through Healthline 0800 611 116. You should always ring 111 in an emergency.