First Aid Instructor Background

Steve Lewsen is a former ambulance officer and medical lecturer. He has been running first aid courses for over 29 years and has personally taught over 50 000 people how to save a life and assist an injured person in a range of different situations.

Steve is a very enthusiastic and vibrant lecturer and this clearly shows in his courses. He is very passionate and genuinely believes in the work that he does, as he has seen the difference that basic first-aid knowledge can make in an emergency. He regularly receives feedback from those he has taught stating that their children would have been far more seriously injured, and, in some cases, would even have died, had it not been for the knowledge that they gained from his course.

Steve’s courses have been described as “inspirational” by his students. Educating people is no longer just what he does, but who he is. He is exceptionally well-known throughout the Perth metropolitan area and has a reputation for providing a very high quality course to the public.

He is known for the fact that he teaches in a way that really gets people thinking about what they are learning, as opposed to simply memorising the steps. This helps them remember the info over time, even when under extreme stress. In fact, he spends time in every course teaching his students how to manage the “panic” of a real-life medical emergency!


  • Steve has specialised in children for over 29 years.
  • His courses have saved numerous lives.
  • He has given over 1000 free medical seminars in WA.
  • He is known for teaching in an inspirational manner that leaves parents feeling confident they will be able to handle a range of medical emergencies.
  • Channel 7 – Steve was interviewed on the news discussing first-aid for burns.
  • Nine News – Steve was interviewed after his course helped saved a choking child.
  • ABC Radio WA – Steve ran a weekly first-aid series with Liam Bartlett for many months that was credited with saving a number of children.
  • ABC Radio Victoria – Steve ran a weekly first-aid series for many months.
  • The West – Steve was featured in a first-aid article after his course helped save another child.
  • 6PR radio 2023 Steve was interviewed on 6PR radio about his courses.
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