Free Local Courses and Online Resources
I understand it’s your child and your freaking out about the situation but controlling your duress responses is vital. Somebody has to do something and today that person is you.
If your child stopped breathing today would you know what to do?
Fenton O’Leary and the team from the Children’s Hospital at Westmead asked 348 parents and carers that question.
- Only half had received formal CPR training
- Only 11% knew the correct rate for chest compressions and the correct ratio of compressions to breaths.
- A surprising 8% had performed real CPR
They reported the major reason for not performing CPR was a lack of knowledge.
Parents and carers of high-risk children are usually trained in basic life support but everyone could be trained in the simple process. Controlling your duress response to comfortably AND confidently perform basic CPR is vital here, someone has to do it.
Our Childcare First aid course (HLTAID004) includes CPR and AED training or you could attend a 3 hour CPR course. Our “freedom from fear” approach focus on convincing you that any attempts at resuscitation is better than none at all.
Free “hands-on” training Course
We also offer a free course to parents that can be organised through your childcare centre, school or community group. Titled “What to do until the ambulance arrives” an Intensive care paramedic educator can teach you basic CPR and other emergency skills
Free online Training Module
This great free resource is great to give parents and understanding of CPR and AED. Learning to use a defib and having a simple action plan can work for you too.
The free module can be found at www.cprtrainingforparents.org.
Resources are also available for the non-English speaking members of our community.