What to do in the event of an injury

Kidsafe Victoria recommends all community members take part in a formal first aid course – while prevention is ideal, it’s also important to be equipped in case the worst does happen.

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First Aid

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.

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.

New first aid resources coming soon!

 

Calling emergency services – Triple Zero (000)

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.

First Aid Courses


We are excited to collaborate with Emergcare to deliver an innovative program that provides parents and carers with essential skills and knowledge around injury prevention, paediatric first aid training. One of the programs also includes a component from the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) with evidence-based perinatal mental health education and resources.

Available Courses

Perinatal First Aid Course

(For new & expectant parents)

Perinatal First Aid is a 4 hour educational training program designed specifically for new and expectant parents and carers and is delivered in partnership with the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE). Participants are guided through an interactive paediatric first aid training session which incorporates practical injury prevention education and strategies, how to perform CPR and manage some of the most common child first aid emergencies. This is followed by evidence-based perinatal mental health education to support parents’ mental health and emotional wellbeing throughout this period.

Course delivery: Online and face to face (group bookings available)

Cost:
$140 per participant (face to face session), $140 per family/household (online)

Paediatric First Aid Course

(For any carers of children)

Paediatric First Aid is a 3 hour education training program suitable for parents, carers, grandparents, and anyone involved in the care of young children. All paediatric first aid training is aligned with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines and includes infant and child CPR and how to manage common child first aid emergencies, including: choking, drowning, febrile convulsions, and allergies. The course also incorporates practical injury prevention education and strategies.

Course delivery: Online and face to face (group bookings available)

Cost: $110 per participant (face to face session), $110 per family/household (online)

 

Watch what to do if your child is choking

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 chokingt