Free community education course – ‘What to do until the ambulance arrives’

First Aid and CPR sessions are being delivered free to the community through a partnership between Council and International Paramedic College.

“What to do until the Ambulance Arrives” is a three hour free public education session developed by the International Paramedic College which runs through a basic emergency management plan and includes CPR, the importance of managing major bleeding and what to do with an unconscious patient to protect their airway.

If your child stopped breathing today would you know what to do?

In a survey taken with 438 parents and carers at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, this was how the numbers stacked up:

  • 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.

 

The following sessions are available for the community to book:

 

  • Monday 11 March 6pm – 9pm Casino Community & Cultural Centre, 35 Walker Street Casino

 

  • Saturday 6 April 9am – 12pm Casino Community & Cultural Centre, 35 Walker Street Casino

 

  • Monday 13 May 6pm – 9pm Coraki CWA Pre-School Hall, 63 Richmond Terrace Coraki

 

  • Monday 15 July 6pm – 9pm Casino Community & Cultural Centre, 35 Walker Street Casino

 

  • Saturday 8 June 9am -12pm Stan Payne Oval Committee Room, Booyong Street Evans Head

 

  • Monday 12 August 6-9pm Stan Payne Oval Committee Room, Booyong Street Evans Head

 

Bookings are essential –

www.internationalparamediccollege.com.au/free-community-courses-what-to-do-until-the-ambulance-arrives/

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