First Aid Room Set-Ups

Sick or injured employees may need to be taken to a first aid room while recovering or waiting for medical attention. The need for a first aid room will depend on the size of your workplace and number of people needing access to first aid.

St James can organise set up of a new first aid room or update an existing one. Talk to our qualified staff about what requirements you might have.

The following items are available:

  • first aid kit with contents appropriate for the workplace
  • Hand washing liquid in pump dispenser and paper towelling
  • dressing trolley
  • stretchers
  • secure cupboards for storage of medical supplies
  • contaminated waste bags with appropriate holder
  • sharps disposal system
  • signage indicating emergency first aid procedures and location of first aid products
  • injury register and / or casualty report form
  • oxygen
  • automatic external defibrillators

Other items you should consider providing:

  • chairs, couch or bed with pillows and linen
  • adjustable lighting
  • desk and telephone
  • sink and wash basin with hot and cold water connected

 

October is nationally recognised as Defibrillator Awareness Month.

 

Research published in the European Resuscitation Council's official journal “Resuscitation” examines community’s out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest data, both before and after running widespread CPR instruction programs and making AEDs available.

The research discovered that after the communities had made CPR training and AEDs readily available, out-of-hospital victims of Cardiac Arrest were four times more likely to receive CPR and twice as likely to receive defibrillation before emergency services arrived.
"Chest compressions and AED placement are critical first steps in the chain of survival that can be performed by citizens and first responders, so engaging the public is crucial," said Lori Boland, lead author of the study.

The study examined 294 out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest events across 17 communities.
120 out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest events were studied before the communities had widespread AEDs and CPR training available, and 174 events afterwards.

Bystander CPR rates increased from 83% to 95%, and bystander Defibrillation increased from 63% to 77% - with a recorded rise in survival rates.
"This paper confirms our belief that training the public results in increased bystander CPR and AED rates," said Dr Charles Lick, co-author of the report.

For the month of October, if you purchase a Heartsine Samaritan defibrillator, we will include a FREE Cabinet and Prep Kit valued at over $200.00!