Life saving training for parents in Katanning

14 April 2021

Recently a group of parents in the Great Southern town of Katanning learned vital CPR and first aid skills pertaining to common childhood injuries as part of our Heart Beat Club program. The Heart Beat Club is a community education initiative of Royal Life Saving that aims to increase skills and confidence in CPR and First Aid for infants and children.

Eight parents attended the recent course which was arranged by the WA Community Health Service in partnership with Royal Life Saving WA, and delivered by Royal Life Saving trainer Kim Kowald. The participants came from very varied multicultural backgrounds with 5 Karen women, one Chinese-Taiwanese woman, 1 Hazara man and 1 Hazara woman.

The training covered common childhood injuries such as burns and scalds, choking, drowning and how to perform infant and child CPR. We were very lucky that there were attendees who could help interpret as there were mixed levels of English language skills amongst the group.

This vital training was funded by the Department of Health as part of Royal Life Saving WA’s commitment to ensuring parents across the state have access to learn vital lifesaving skills.

If you know of a community group or mother’s group that could benefit from Heart Beat Club training please contact us at the link below.

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