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Free baby and child first aid sessions for parents

 

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Every parent deserves to know how to help their child

We believe no parent should ever have to look at their sick child and not know what to do or where to get help.

It is our mission for every parent everywhere across the world to have access to free baby and child first aid. Read more about why this matters. [link to why free first aid is so important, further down on this page]

This mission is the reason we established The Parentmedic Movement, and we will keep striving towards this goal every day. (Find out more About us) [link to About page]

We are calling on the government to fund this education

But until this happens, our network of Parentmedic Licensed Educators – everyday parents running a business, doctors, nurses, and health professionals – are giving up their time to provide free education.

We offer regular public sessions and work alongside non-profit organisations and local government to ensure no one misses out.

Recent community first aid sessions

Some of the events we have run in the past include:

 

  • The Department of Defence: for mothers groups
  • Ronald McDonald House: for families using this service
  • Very Special Kids: for volunteers
  • Belconnen Community Service: for young parents and vulnerable mothers
  • Stella Bella Little Stars Foundation: for parents of paediatric cardiology patients
  • Salvation Army: for young mothers at risk
  • Launch Housing: for mothers’ groups for new families to Australia
  • Childhood Cancer Association: for parents
  • Muslim Homeschool Village: for parents
  • Sydney Refugees Team: for refugee families

 

Other community locations included:

  • JUMP! Swim School Guildford
  • Pharmacy4Less Five Dock
  • Auburn Baptist Church Playgroup
  • Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
  • Rhodes Multicultural Community Association (RMCA)
  • City of Parramatta Library
  • Hebron Chinese Alliance Church Playgroup
  • Gracepoint Chinese Presbyterian Church Playgroup
  • City of Charles Sturt libraries and community centres
  • City of Port Adelaide Enfield libraries
  • City of Marion libraries
  • City of Onkaparinga libraries

 

And many, many more.

Every Parentmedic Licensed Educator runs at least one free first aid event every year.

Find a session at your GP

We offer free "how to manage an unwell child after hours" information sessions at GP clinics Australia-wide.  You’ll learn when to seek help for your unwell child, and what services are available.

Find a session at your swimming school

We partner with the Australian Swim School Association (ASSA) to provide free 30 minute sessions at swimming schools. These information sessions aim to reduce childhood drownings through water safety education and emergency first aid training. Gold coin entry donations go to the Samuel Morris Foundation.

Free sessions for Water Safety Survival Week:
25-30 March 2019

During  25-30 March 2019, we will be running free 30-minute water safety and emergency first-aid sessions for parents and caregivers at participating Australian Swim School Association member centres.

Our next free public sessions

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Why free first aid for parents in so important

 

We know from research and our experience of thousands of parents that first aid knowledge saves lives.

It also reduces the burden on our healthcare system, particularly our over-stretched Emergency Departments.

Studies show that 45% of admissions to emergency departments are non-urgent. The majority of these admissions occur after hours when GPs are closed. Plus, the majority of patients are babies and young children aged 0-4. There is a huge need for more support for parents to manage their unwell child after hours.

In fact, 93% of parents believe they need more information resources on treating their child's medical conditions.

Through information-only first aid, The Parentmedic Movement is empowering parents to know exactly what to do when their child needs them. In so doing, we are boosting parents’ confidence; protecting children’s health and safety and reducing the burden on our healthcare system.

 

Does your non-profit organisation need first aid training for parents?

Contact us using the form below.

 

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