BASIC LIFE SUPPORT / CHOKING / DROWING / ANAPHYLAXIS/ BREATHING PROBLEMS / ABDOMINAL PAIN / TRAUMA / HEAD INJURY / BURNS / STINGS AND BITES / POISONS / FEVER / SEPSIS / RASHES / WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT/ USEFUL RESOURCES
WE'D LOVE TO TEACH YOU HOW TO SAVE A LIFE
We are a locally owned small business in the Byron Bay surrounds providing infant and children’s CPR and first aid training to parents and caregivers. Our educators are all registered nurses or doctors with significant emergency and paediatric experience.
We decided to create First Steps to allow parents and caregivers to recognise early warning signs and to give them the tools to provide quality first aid and basic life support until help arrives. As new mums ourselves, we noticed that short of attending a full-day first aid course, there was very little in the way of quality first aid instruction for parents in our region.
We have created a non-accredited CPR and first aid training course which is relaxed and flexible, allowing parents to bring breastfeeding babies with plenty of time for discussion and questions. We have limited the material to 3 hours as we know that it can be really difficult to carve out time with little ones at home. Our course is for mums, dads, grandparents, older siblings, carers and teachers and is based on both the Australian Resuscitation Council’s and the Royal Children’s Hospital guidelines. We have one infant mannequin per three participants to allow team based, hands-on basic life support training.
Please note that the course is not nationally recognised, and that non-accredited training will not lead to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification or statement of attainment.
We offer places in our community classes as well as private courses for up to 12 participants.
Steph is a Registered Nurse who has worked the last 7 years in Emergency Departments throughout Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Most recently, Steph has been working as a Clinical Nurse in Emergency on the Gold Coast. Steph has also recently become a new mumma to a baby boy called Jude. Steph has a passion for paediatric nursing and a strong interest in teaching all caregivers of children/ infants with the skills to save a life. She has seen first hand the negative outcomes due to the lack of knowledge in paediatric CPR and first aid within our community.
Gaby is a doctor in her final years of emergency specialist training at The Tweed Hospital and has also worked locally in Ballina, Byron and Lismore Emergency Departments over the past 6 years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 2010 and is currently completing her Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She lives in New Brighton, has a passion for critical care and teaching and spends her downtime surfing and cooking.
Zoe is a mother of one (baby Hugh) with 5 years of Emergency practice as a registered nurse and a particular interest in paediatric care. Zoe believes in sharing her passions for intervention and prevention with the community to help raise awareness and share the knowledge of basic life support. A skill that can be accessible to all parents, carers and extended family.
Northern Rivers, NSW, Australia