Parents and grandparents learn lifesaving skills in Aveley

19 December 2018
A recent Heart Beat Club course held at Aveley Community Centre was attended by several parents and caregivers from the local area. The Heart Beat Club aims to develop the life saving skills of resuscitation and first aid for common child injuries.

two women practising CPR on manikinsThe recent session, hosted by Royal Life Saving WA and CLAN Midland, was funded by the Swan Alliance and enabled participants to increase their skills and confidence in performing CPR and first aid for injuries such as burns and scalds, falls, choking and drowning.

Participants enjoyed the informative and upbeat atmosphere of the course, which was led by experienced trainer Lisa. Lisa’s practical knowledge and real-life experiences helped participants to understand the dangers around water and how to be water-safety aware. 

Key messages included the importance of constant supervision around water, how to spot dangers and possible hazards, and what to do in case of an emergency. Participants said the course helped them feel more confident in performing first aid on themselves, their family and friends.

first aid trainer delivering a course to group of peopleThere were also a few grandparents completing the course, and they encouraged other grandparents to do the same. With many grandparents babysitting their grandchildren on a regular basis, first aid courses can be beneficial to carers of all ages.  

If you have, or care for, young children and want to brush up on your first aid skills, our Heart Beat Club courses run regularly throughout the year. Click the link below for the next available course near you.
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