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. Having First Aid and CPR knowledge is particularly important if you have a home pool or spa.
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. For information on available First Aid courses and how you can book your spot, please visit the links in the First Aid Courses section below.
If you would like a brief overview of First Aid and CPR procedures you can access the St John Ambulance DRSABCD Plan in the resources section below.
If you have a home pool or spa it is a good idea to have a CPR sign clearly visible nearby (e.g. on the pool fence) as a reminder of what to do in an emergency. Kidsafe also recommends that all households have a fully stocked First Aid kit which is easily accessible. You can find more information on how you can purchase a CPR sign or First Aid kit for your home in the resources section below.
Hopefully these are skills you will never need to use. However, it is better to be prepared just in case… you may just save a life.
First Aid Courses
St John Ambulance First Aid Courses