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First aid simplified for new parents

Based off Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines.

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The experts in pre-hospital care.

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Would you know what to do if your child suffered a life threatening emergency?

Rescueblue is Australia’s leading paediatric first aid provider, operating in all Australian states and territories. Our Little Aid workshop complies with the Australian and New Zealand Committee On Resuscitation (ANZCOR) guidelines.

 

All Rescueblue trainers are registered operational paramedics, the experts in prehospital care. They respond to life threatening emergencies on a daily basis. They bring their experience from the field to the classroom, to provide you with the necessary training, and teach you what you need to know when moments count.

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Our Story

Theo Mallos is an Intensive Care Paramedic, a 2018 recipient of the Victor Chang Heart of Gold Award and the owner of Rescueblue.  

 After attending a heart-breaking job in his role as a paramedic, Theo and his wife Chanelle embarked on a journey to empower all parents and carers with the essential skills needed to save a child’s life.

 Eight years on, and with thousands of parents and carers trained, Theo and Chanelle invite you to attend one of their truly valuable Little Aid Workshops.

Jess Peters is a  mother of two beautiful boys and a registered paramedic with over 11 years experience in emergency prehospital care. Jess and Theo started their careers together working in the busy inner city of Sydney, attending to life threatening emergencies. Jess has since moved to the sunny Sunshine Coast and has taken Rescueblue with her, teaching throughout southern Queensland. Jess aims to educate her community with the skills needed to save a child’s life. Touch base with Jess and let her and her team empower you today.

Kellie Ingram is a mother to two gorgeous children and a current Intensive Care Paramedic and Extended Care Paramedic. Throughout her career she has worked in the rural and metropolitan settings, while gaining an abundance of knowledge along the way. Kellie lives on the beautiful South Coast of NSW, running regular courses throughout the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands. Kellie’s goal is to empower parents through education and prove that first aid really is easy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT TOPICS ARE INCLUDED IN THE LITTLE AID WORKSHOP?
  • The crucial steps to basic life support
  • How to manage severe bleeding
  • Head injuries
  • Identifying the symptoms of meningococcal
  • Croup
  • Fever and febrile convulsions
  • Anaphylaxis and Epipen use
  • Burns
  • Choking
  • CPR (the various techniques used for a baby, toddler and adult)
CAN I BRING MY BABY TO THE LITTLE AID WORKSHOP?

Absolutely, bring your kids and babies! It wouldn’t be Little Aid without little people!

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM/MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE FOR A PRIVATE LITTLE AID WORKSHOP?

The minimum requirement to host a private Little Aid Workshop is 6 people. We do not have a maximum number, however if we feel that the group is becoming to large we may bring an additional trainer along at no extra charge to you.

WHO IS THE LITTLE AID WORKSHOP TAILORED TOWARDS?

Everyone! We highly recommend our workshop to parents, nannies, grandparents and babysitters. Basically anyone who will be looking after your child.

HOW LONG DOES THE LITTLE AID WORKSHOP GO FOR?

The training ranges from 2.5 – 3 hours depending on the size of the group and questions.

I LIVE IN A SMALL APARTMENT; CAN I STILL HOLD A LITTLE AID WORKSHOP?

We love cozy! All we ask is that each participant has enough room to sit on the floor with a mannequin.

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE BIG GROUP, HOW CAN I ATTEND A LITTLE AID WORKSHOP?

Rescueblue holds Public Little Aid Workshops monthly that anyone can attend. These are held Australia wide. See our “Public Little Aid Workshop” page for times and dates for a workshop near you.

See What We Are Doing

Our Instagram is the best place to catch up on all things Rescueblue. We conduct kids and baby first aid / CPR training and workshops for parents regularly. Our courses are available in Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Australia-wide. Jump over and give us a follow!

and that’s a wrap… it has been an absolute pleasure to do round two with you Dr. Alex Owen @dralexanderowen your incredible bedside manner, clinical knowledge and skills are incomparable! Kalea and I couldn’t have been in better hands, thank you for delivering the goods once again! 🙌🩺🧑🏻‍⚕️
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#thisispostpartum #bestobstetrician #3monthsold #motherhoodjourney #twounderfour #mummaoftwo #postpartum #bondibubs #postpartumjourney #bondijunction #familyof4now #motherhood #rescueblue #babyfirstaid #newparents #obstetrician #saveachildslife
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HOW TO SAFELY SERVE BLOCK CHEESE TO YOUR BABY 🧀 🧀🧀
✅ Use slicer side of a cheese grater to cut ultra thin slices (ideally less than 1mm thick)
✅ Use a cheese grater to grate up the cheese into a pile
❌ Never offer small cubes. These can get lodged in your baby’s airway. These are a choking hazard.

Note: When introducing cheese to babies, please be mindful of the sodium levels within your cheese. Early and excessive exposure to sodium can prime your baby's palate for salty foods. Babies fed too much salt may be at risk of kidney damage, high blood pressure, and possibly even an increased risk of heart disease.

SOME NATURALLY LOW-SODIUM CHEESES:
🧀 Swiss
🧀 Goat
🧀 Ricotta
🧀 Fresh mozzarella

#cheese #dairy #nutrition #babyfood #parent #parentingtips #mother #mumlife #dadlife #itsaboy #itsagirl #firstaid #babyfirstaid @rescueblue_littleaid
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TIPS FOR FUSSY EATERS!

We all know how frustrating it can be after spending sometimes hours in the kitchen only for your little one to reject the food you’ve poured all our love into!

We have loved following @wholesomelyhungry recipes at home, with some of her tips shared in our Rescueblue @rescueblue_littleaid blog collab proving to be a big hit!

Here are some tips Jules shared with us on baby and postpartum nutrition!

Check out @wholesomelyhungry for the below recipes used this reel and Jules additional new account @baby.food.bible
🤍 Tahini Nut Bars
🤍 Chia jam banana muffins
🤍 Muesli Bars

#nutrition #babies #baby #newparrent #mumlife #dadlife #health #healthandwellbeing #kidsofinstagram #tiktokkids #food #foodlover #foodie #instafood #tasty #fruitkids #breakfast #fussyeaters
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Today officially marks 3 months with you Kalea Maria 🥰

The fourth trimester describes the postpartum period starting from your baby's birthday until they turn 3 months old.

The term is believed to have been coined by Dr. Harvey Karp, a pediatrician who theorised that human babies are born about three months too early.

After those nine months of pregnancy have passed, it is believe that fetuses' brains are so big that babies may not fit through the birth canal if they stuck around in the womb much longer. Even so, they’re still not quite mature enough to leave their cozy, cushy space — and it takes about 12 weeks for them to adjust to life on the outside.

TIPS FOR THE 4TH TRIMESTER:
👶🏻 Ask for help.
👶🏻 Know that it’s normal to not feel normal.
👶🏻 Take care of yourself.
👶🏻 Find a group for new mums.
👶🏻 Go to your postpartum appointments.

Do you have any other tips or advice for other parents about to enter the 4th trimester? Please share in the comments below.

#postpartum #birth #newmum #baby #newborn #motherhood #mumlife #sydneymums #brisbanemums #australianmums #mumsandbubs #itsaboy #itsagirl #mother
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SKIN HEAD TO TOE CHECK UP AT HOME!

A reminder to use your bath or shower times to always check your child’s skin from head to toe thoroughly, no matter how big your child is.

Here are a few conditions to look for. If these are not discovered in time, they have the potential to turn into a medical emergency:

🛀 Non-blanching rashes
🛀 Hair tourniquets around fingers and toes
🛀 Ticks and other animal bites
🛀 Fungal infections

#kids #showertime #bathtime #baby #newborn #ticks #newbub #newmum #newdad #dadlife #mumlife #kidsofinstgaram #tiktokkids #toddlers
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⚠️ POPCORN ⚠️
Popcorn is a terrific snack for older preschoolers and school-aged kids, but why is it dangerous for babies and toddlers?👇

🍿They do not have the back molars to properly chew and break down popcorn pieces, especially unpopped or partially popped kernels. This can result in choking.

🍿The shape and texture of the popped kernels makes it more likely to get caught in your child’s airway.

🍿Plus, it is very dry and kids might want to cram handfuls of it into their mouths, which increases the risk.

This means that children under 5 years should NOT be given popcorn. 5 years+ is the average age when their chewing and swallowing skills have really matured and they can more safely handle this food.

WHAT CAN I OFFER INSTEAD?
• Mini rice cakes
• Puffed corn cakes
• Snap pea crisps
• Crackers
These are safer to eat and also a lot easier for little hands to hold than small popcorn kernels.

#popcorn #movies #cinema #kids #kidssafety #instagramkids #food #nutrition #health #healthykids #cooking #mumlife #dadlife #parenthood #parenttips
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🍇 IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR SOLIDS? 🍌

🍓 One of the biggest milestones in your baby’s first year is the transition from milk to solid foods. Every baby is different so when do you know when your little one is ready to start exploring their culinary palate and experiment with different foods?

🥑 Most babies are ready to start eating solids between 4 and 6 months but following where they are at with their own development and growth is important so they don’t start eating solids too soon.

🍉 Here are our top Rescueblue tips and questions to look out for, when it may be time to start introducing solids into your babies diet.

#nutrition #babies #baby #newparrent #mumlife #dadlife #health #healthandwellbeing #kidsofinstagram #tiktokkids #food #foodlover #foodie #instafood #tasty #fruitkids #breakfast
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HOW SHOULD I REACT IF MY CHILD IS INJURED?

It isn't always keeping calm and collected when your child is injured when your first instinct is to rush by their side and your mind can sometimes jump to the worst case scenario. But did you know your child is often looking out for your own reaction to signal how they should react? It is important not to over-react but be there for them and guide them through the process from injury to recover. Here are our top Rescueblue tips to calm your injured child:

🚨 Validate their fears. Do not dismiss their injury, even if the injury seems minor.
🚨 Appear in control. Reassure them by showing them that you know the process of fixing their injury.
🚨 Rationalise the steps to recovery. Talking through each step before it happens will help remove fear of the unexpected, whether it is a simple first-aid fix or a trip to the hospital
🚨Follow their lead. Be patient and support them in recovering their confidence at their own pace.

#cpr #firstaid #child #sport #injury #australiankids #sydneymum #brisbanemum #mumsandbubs #mumlife #dadlife #baby #newmum #newparent
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THE BEST HOME HACK TO TREAT CROUP:
Croup is a condition caused by a viral infection. It mostly affects children between 6 months to 5 years, but can affect older children. Children with croup develop a harsh, barking cough and may make a noisy, high-pitched sound when they breathe in.

(1) Take your child into the bathroom.
(2) Close the bathroom door.
(3) Turn the hot water on your shower or bath to ensure the bathroom steams up.
(4) Allow your child to naturally inhale the steam.

⚠️ Do NOT place your child under the hot water, this will cause a burn.

You should call an ambulance immediately if:
* your child is struggling to breathe
* your child becomes pale and drowsy
* your child’s lips are blue in colour
* your child starts to drool or can’t swallow.
* you as a parent have significant concerns

#croup #kids #firstaid #cpr #kidsafety #baby #tiktokteachers #teachers #kidsteachingkids #instagramkids #sydney #brisbane #sunshinecoast #athometreatment
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It is always important to remember that PREVENTION is the best insurance for keeping your little ones healthy in cold and flu season. We are excited be partnering up with Snotty Boss @snottynosesaustralia to share our tips on how you can build your child's immune system so their bodies are best equipped to fight off any nasty germs and viruses they could encounter this winter.

😴 Sleep

How much: An infant may require up to 16 hours of crib time each day, while toddlers should have 11 to 14 hours. Pre-schoolers should have 10 to 13 hours.

💪 Physical Activity

How Much: Children should be active at least 1 hour a day.
Why: Physical exercise helps build a strong immune system for fighting sicknesses and means you are less likely to get sick.

🍎 Fruits and Vegetables

How much: Five servings of fruits and veggies per day.
Why: Carrots, green beans, oranges, strawberries all contain carotenoids, which are immunity-boosting phytonutrients.

💦 Washing Hands

How much: Sing happy birthday twice (20 seconds) to effectively wash hands.
Why: Washing hands stops the spread of germs from surfaces. Washing hands effectively can prevent 1 in 5 respiratory infections.

🚨Check out our previous reel for the signs to look out for in cases of respiratory distress in infants + Snotty Boss's products are available to assist bub if they are congested and fighting a cold or flu.

#coldandflu #babies #babyfirstaid #immunity #health #healthandwellbeing #immunebuilding #itsaboy #itsagirl #cpr #mumsandbubs #dadlife #healthyfood #exercise #fitmum #sport #afl #netball #football #kids
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A special thank you to mumma Claire @chasing.my.darlings for bravely sharing this clip of her son Eli’s chest retractions when he recently came down with bronchiolitis.

RETRACTIONS:
Newborns and young children are likely to display retractions on the chest when they are in respiratory distress. Retractions indicate that the body is straining to get enough oxygen. Newborns and very young children are particularly likely to display retractions in response to respiratory distress. 

During a retraction, the chest caves in around the ribs and can often be seen by:
• the intercostal retractions (spaces between the ribs)
• Substernal retractions (under the sternum) and subcostal retractions (under the rib cage)
• And supraclavicular retractions (The little triangle space just above the clavicle.
Children is respiratory distress may also often have faster breathing, fairing nostrils or noisy grunting breathing. 

We always recommend that parents get familiar with what NORMAL breathing looks like in their newborns so that they are able to identify changes when they occur.  A good way to do this is to take a recording of your babies breathing when they are fit and well so that you have a video to refer back to make comparisons with when your child becomes unwell.  This way you will be able to easily identify any changes to their breathing patterns and notice any additional muscles being used.

#newbornlife #respiratorydistress #bronchiolitis #winterinsydney #newborn #respiratory #motherhood #mumofboys #winter #babyfirstaid #babycpr #bondimumlife #brisbanemum #parents #paediatricfirstaid #newmum #firstaidforparents #firsttimemum #newbornbubble #thisismotherhood #rescueblue #littleaid #saveachildslife
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Are you a breastfeeding mumma who is depleted? Did you know that a breastfeeding mother's body will break down her bones and use the calcium to enrich her newborns breast milk, if she is depleted? This is why calcium is a key nutrient during pregnancy and postpartum. A few top food sources of calcium (other than dairy) include:
🤱🏻 Almonds
🤱🏻 Sesame Seeds
🤱🏻 Brazil Nuts
🤱🏻 Wild caught salmon
🤱🏻 Canned fish with bones, like sardines and anchovies
🤱🏻 Chia seeds
🤱🏻 Spinach
🤱🏻 Kale
🤱🏻 Broccoli
🤱🏻 Tahini

#breastfeeding #breastfeed #lactation #nutrition #nutrients #foodsource #vitamin #health #healthandwellbeing #healthy #baby #mum #mothers #sydneymums #brisbanemums
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Do you know the RICE method? Sprains are not uncommon for children playing and are described as a sudden stretching, twisting, or tearing of a ligament.

Common symptoms if your child has a sprain are:

(1) Pain
(2) Swelling
(3) Warmth, bruising, or redness
(4) Weakness
(5) Trouble using or moving the injured area in a normal way

Here is the RICE method to treat a sprain!

Step 1: Rest. Pain is your body's signal that something is wrong
Step 2: Ice. To reducing pain and swelling. ...
Step 3: Compression. This means wrapping the injured area to prevent swelling. ...
Step 4: Elevation.

#firstaid #rescueblue #tips #tiktokteachers #cpr #netball #gymnastics #footy #littlekickers #injury #paramedic #parents #newparents #newmum #mum #dad #dadlife #toddlers
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Travelling with kids is not always the easiest of missions! If you are flying, here are our top Rescueblue tips to make the journey as seamless and smooth as possible with Bub. Have you got any more tips from your experiences we should add?

Let us and your fellow Mums and Dads know in the comments!

Videography credit: @sleqe

#flying #kids #travel #holiday #vacation #sydney #brisbane #thisisqueensland #travelling #travelgram #travelblogger #instatravel #traveller #traveltheworld #adventure #love #tourism #explore #traveladdict
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Even though young children may not be able to perform full first aid and CPR, there are basic life skills they can learn from an early age that have proven to save lives in emergency scenario's, such as a parent fainting. Here are our top Rescueblue tips for your Little Heroe's!

(1) Teach them how to identify an emergency

If a person is hurt or in trouble, they need to seek the help of someone older. If a person is unconscious or assistance is unavailable, that is when they need to call 000.

(2) Calling 000

As soon as a child starts to understand numbers, they can learn how to dial 000

(3) Knowing their name and address so they can tell the operator

These are skills that children as young as 3 can start to learn and provide real help in the case of emergency where other help is not available.

🚨 Got a first aid or child related question? Ask our paramedics in the comments below!

#cpr #baby #babyfirstaid #firstaidtips #newmum #newdad #itsaboy #itsagirl #safesleep #sydney #brisbane #sydneymums #brisbanemums #respiratoryilnness #infection #cold #flu
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DID YOU KNOW COLD WEATHER CAN HELP BUILD IMMUNITY?

It's that time of year again where colds and flu's are common, especially for kids!

It's always important to keep warm and rug up during winter to prevent cold and flu's, however don't let this stop you and your children from enjoying the great outdoors and all the benefits outdoor play has to offer, even during winter! In fact, the main cause of kids getting sick during the winter months is actually the circulated air in closed environments where all of the bacteria, dirt and other germs simply get recycled through the air vents.

It is very important to layer up if you and your child are playing outdoors! Children’s bodies can lose heat faster so young children and babies should be dressed in one more layer than an adult. Depending on how cold it is, add gloves and a hat and make sure their head and neck are covered.

#winter #wintergames #kids #warm #cold #snow #sydney #brisbane #fun #itsaboy #itsagirl #baby #parents #newmum #newdad #parenttips #tiktoktips #diy #tiktokteachers #australia #australiankids
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RESPIRATORY DISTRESS
🦠 Rhinovirus
🦠 Influenza A
🦠 Influenza B
🦠 Influenza C
🦠 COVID-19
🦠 RSV
🦠 Adenovirus
🦠 Parainfluenza
Above are just some of the viruses flying around that can cause respiratory distress 🤧😷 Thank goodness Shannon Kelsall @shannonbonesx had done our Little Aid workshop and knew what to look for with her one month old baby girl Luna. Once this video was taken, Luna was taken to the emergency department and kept overnight for observation by doctors. Shannon has kindly shared her video to help other parents learn how to identify the key signs of respiratory distress.

If you notice any of the following signs of respiratory distress in your child, then we want you to seek medical attention immediately or phone 000 and we will come and assist you. Save this video so you know what to look for 👀

(1) Tracheal tug
(2) Lethargy
(3) Sucking in or pulling of the diaphragm.
(4) Accessory and/or intercostal muscle use.
(5) An increased effort to breathe, faster breathing, flaring nostrils or noisy grunting breathing

To learn more about what to do in an emergency situation, join us at one of our many public workshops.

#cpr #baby #babyfirstaid #firstaidtips #newmum #newdad #itsaboy #itsagirl #safesleep #sydney #brisbane #sydneymums #brisbanemums #respiratoryilnness #infection #cold #flu
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These are the stories we love to hear! Thank you Kate, for letting us know how she used her first aid training at a Little Aid workshop to assist a person who was choking over the weekend. We are so glad we can arm you with these critical skills to take out into the world to help the ones you love or even strangers. Read Kate's full story below:

From Kate:

"I wanted to share with you an extra round of thanks for your training. We had a session with Ryan in 2021 and this weekend just gone had to put my knowledge to the test at a local cafe. There was a woman at the table next to us that started choking. My sister spotted her and within a couple of seconds I was helping her husband administer first aid.

Luckily there was a nurse in the cafe too, so the woman was well served by three people who all knew what to do. She recovered, and was mostly upset about her coffee going cold!

It turns out she has a throat condition which means she often chokes. What a scary thing to have to deal with, but she said she is usually not too far from someone trained in first aid and choking management.

I honestly wouldn’t have assisted if I had not done the training with you. The work you do is incredible and I cannot thank you enough for being as accessible as you are.

I’m grateful that I’ve not yet had to put the training in practice on my own daughter, but after the events of this weekend, feel a little more confident in that I would know what to do if the worst presented itself.

Once again, thank you so so much (and to Ryan too)!

#firstaid #cpr #littleaid # babyfirstaid #parent #parenttips #skills #diy #tiktokteachers #itsaboy #itsagirl #brisbaneworkshops #sydneyworkshops #sydneymums #brisbanemums #review #rescueblue
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A Special Thank You To Our Friends At Wotnot, Supporting Rescueblue Since Day Dot!

Wotnot Naturals create all-natural and organic products ranging from baby wipes and tube products, sunscreen, and beauty products for people wanting to make a better choice for themselves, their families, and the planet. 

Book into a Rescueblue Little Aid Workshop and receive your complementary Wotnot goodies today!

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