First Aid Kits and Supplies

First Aid Books and Publications


If faced with an emergency situation, would you know how to respond? Would you remember everything you have been taught in a first aid course?

Whether you've completed a first aid course or not, having a good first aid guide close at-hand is important. Choose from the user-friendly, up-to-date publications listed below to find a reference guide right for you.

The Essentials


Australian First Aid

Australian First Aid

Australian First Aid is a comprehensive authorised manual of St John Ambulance Australia produced to support St John Ambulance first aid training.

This manual is designed for Australian conditions and contains clear and simple first aid advice and techniques for any emergency. With your copy of Australian First Aid, the relevant first aid training and a well-stocked first aid kit, you will be able to confidently perform first aid in any situation.

Stock# 3126 

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Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support is a guide to the basic life saving procedures required in an emergency situation.

This includes the Chain of Survival, DRABCD Action Plan, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and choking.

Stock# 5235 

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First Aid: Quick Reference Guide

First Aid Quick Reference Guide

This quick reference guide allows a person to identify the correct first aid procedures for a given situation in seconds.

It deals with the treatment of many common injuries and incidents in a simple, step-by-step fashion, to ensure the first aider can provide fast and effective first aid.

This publications is available in St John Ambulance Envenomation packs and Hikers' first aid kits, as well as the standard and personal car first aid kits.

Stock# 3118

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Emergency First Aid

Emergency First Aid - A quick guide

Emergency First Aid - A quick guide provides an overview for basic first aid procedures needed in an emergency and is a supporting resource for St John Ambulance first aid training.

It is also included in a variety of St John Ambulance first aid kits. Emergency First Aid outlines first aid essentials in a convenient, ready-reference form.

Stock# 3112

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DRSABCD Resuscitation Chart

Resuscitation Chart

The St John Resuscitation Charts are designed as a quick reference to assist the rescuer to provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for a casualty who has no signs of life - is unconscious, not breathing and not moving. 

St John has produced three types of Resuscitation Charts:

  1. Paper (A2) used for example at industries, schools and workplaces.
  2. Polypropylene (600mm x 300mm) resuscitation chart (pool chart) - primarily erected near swimming pools.
  3. Metal (Colorbond) (600mm x 300mm) resuscitation chart (pool chart) - primarily erected near swimming pools. 

Stock# 5331,5350,5349

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Home and Family


First Aid Fast for Babies and Children

First Aid FAST for Babies and Children

This comprehensive first aid book provides clear, concise and easy-to-follow instructions on first aid treatments for almost any injury a baby or child can sustain. 

Complete with an emergency index, First Aid FAST for Babies and Children guides parents and carers in resuscitation, breathing difficulties, wounds and bleeding, burns, poisoning, bites and stings and bone and muscle injuries, as well as fevers, aches and pains and head injuries.

Stock# 5920

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Burns and Scalds

Burns and Scalds

Designed to be a quick first aid reference; this publication allows a person to identify the correct first aid procedures for different types of burns and scalds in seconds. 

It deals with the treatment of burns in a simple, step-by-step fashion, to ensure the first aider can provide fast and effective first aid.

Stock# 3101

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In the Workplace


Occupational First Aid

Occupational First Aid

Designed as an essential, on-the-job reference for the clinical care of sick and injured employees, this manual provides a first aid guide for common occupational injuries.

Further, it contains instructions on infection control, resuscitation and casualty assessment, as well as on first aid rooms and kits and the legal issues associated with providing first aid in the workplace.

This publication is available in the St John Ambulance Occupational First Aid course and the Large Industrial first aid Kit.

Stock# 3121

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Automated External Defibrillation: manual

Automated External Defibrillation

An automated external defibrillator is a device used to treat sudden cardiac arrest, a condition that occurs when the heart unexpectedly stops pumping.

What you do in the first few minutes in this situation is critical and can mean the difference between life and death, and could also influence the casualty's full recovery.

The Automated External Defibrillation publication is designed to support St John defibrillation training, guiding the user through fully illustrated step-by-step sequences of resuscitation techniques and how to use an automated external defibrillator. 

Stock# 3227

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Advanced Resuscitation:3119

Advanced Resuscitation

This booklet contains techniques for managing a casualty who requires:

  • extra oxygen to assist in the management of a medical condition or injury; and
  • resuscitation with the aid of oxygen and a defibrillator to manage a casualty in a cardiac arrest. 

Stock# 3119

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Remote Area First Aid


Remote Area First Aid: Field Guide

Remote Area First Aid: Field Guide

Designed as a quick reference guide rather than a textbook; this easy, step-by-step guide directs the first aider in critical aspects of first aid management.

Remote Area First Aid contains instructions on basic first aid for conditions such as bleeding, sprains, shock and resuscitation.  Furthermore, it provides essential information on the safe conduct of outdoor activities in remote areas, and what to do if lost or separated from a group. There is also a list of emergency contact numbers.

Because of its compact size, this guide is easy to carry and access, making it a must for people who live, work and enjoy leisure activities in remote locations.

Stock# 5493

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First Aid Casualty Make-up


The Art of Casualty Make-up and Acting:5831

The Art of Casualty Make-up and Acting

The Art of Casualty Make-up and Acting is designed to be used by those who are involved in make-up or acting for the portrayal of specific injuries or illnesses in simulated casualty situations.

Actors and producers rehearse their dramas for the theatre. In their performances they use sets, costumes, lighting and make-up to create the illusion of a real life situation on the stage. Simulation make-up techniques are both explained and illustrated throughout the book. Practical guidance provided in this book may be useful, not only to first aiders and actors, but also emergency service personnel and all those training for casualty situations.

This publication should be used in conjunction with the St John Australian first aid publication which gives more detail on signs and symptoms for specific injuries and illnesses.

Stock# 5831

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