First aid course keeps kids safe

WOULD you know how to help someone that was choking, drowning or unconscious?

Did you know that every day in Australia approximate 153 children aged 0 -14 years are hospitalised due to injury?

That’s about 56,000 each year.

With this in mind, Survival It’s Life Mid North Coast is offering a short First Aid For Kids Awareness Course specifically designed for mums, dads, grandparents and carers of children.

These courses are hands-on and provide a way to learn all the up-to-date information and techniques of first aid without having to sit an exam.

Some of the topics covered are: resuscitation, unconsciousness, drowning, choking, head injuries, poisoning, bites and stings, burns, bleeding and broken bones.

“As parents or grandparents, we always ensure our children are well fed and clothed, but we also have a responsibility to ensure we know how to help them should an emergency situation ever arise,” said Alison Palmer from Survival It’s Life Mid North Coast.

“During the month of June, in conjunction with 2CSFM ‘Give Me 5 For Kids’ promotion, we would like to offer the four hour ‘First Aid For Kids Awareness Course’.

Normally $60 per person, this will be $50pp and $30 of this will be donated to ‘Give Me 5 For Kids’.

Courses will be held on Saturday June 19 from 8.30am – 12.30pm or 1-5pm.

Call 6654 3625 or visit for more details.

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