The course addresses the most common incidents attended by paramedics involving Tiny Tots. The course was written by paramedics, and the content was checked, and endorsed by, a sub-specialist paediatrician here in the Southern Highlands NSW.
This is a non-VET course: it does not give you a Statement of Attainment. It is an information session for new parents, carers and grandparents.
Attendees at this 3-hour course are typically parents and carers, who will learn to:
- stay calm during an emergency
- safeguard their home and surrounds, to show preventative measures that can be easily addressed but may not be apparent
- recognise a sick child. We provide and explain a table which should be the “go to guide” for recognising a sick child.
- stabilise a sick child, with basic first aid
- know whether to treat the child at home, take the child to a doctor, take the child to hospital, or call an ambulance.
We also cover:
- choking emergencies
- bites, stings and envenomation
- asthma and anaphylaxis
- meningococcal, whooping cough and chicken pox.