First aid can be used to treat simple injuries, or it may mean the difference between life and death in an emergency situation. It is a good idea for parents and carers of children to at least have basic knowledge of First Aid and CPR – this will equip you with the skills to respond just in case the unthinkable does happen.
The best way to ensure you have up to date and comprehensive knowledge is by taking part in a formal first aid course every three years and updating your CPR knowledge every 12 months.
Below are some fact sheets from our friends at Tiny Hearts First Aid. These provide an overview of first aid procedures for different injury situations – please click on the images to access the fact sheets.
Please also watch the video where Dr Cathy McAdam (Chair Paediatric Resus Committee and Department Head – Paediatric General Medicine at Monash Children’s Hospital) shows you what to do if your child is choking.
Please note: These fact sheets should not be used as a substitute for first aid training. Kidsafe Victoria recommends all community members take part in a formal first aid course to ensure that they are equipped to provide assistance in an emergency.
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Knowing how to call Triple Zero (000) in an emergency can be the difference between life and death. The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance service and get help in life threatening or emergency situations.
Calls to Triple Zero (000) are free and can be made from mobile phones, home, work or pay phones.
It is a good idea to take the time to teach children how to make an emergency services call in case they ever need to.
Please click on the images below to access more information on when to call Triple Zero and the process of making a Triple Zero Call, including the interactive game for children ‘Triple Zero Kids Challenge’. The information, links and resources below are sourced from the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) and www.triplezero.gov.au.
In this video Dr Cathy McAdam (Chair Paediatric Resus Committee and Department Head – Paediatric General Medicine at Monash Children’s Hospital) shows you what to do if your child is choking.