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Based off Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines.

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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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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!

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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#familyiseverything #superdad #daddy #fatheroftwo #fatherhood #family #love #bestdadonearth #sydney #bellagiocafe #paramedic #dad #babyfirstaidcourse #rescueblue #littleaid #saveachildslife @rescueblue_littleaid @littleaid_aus @bellagiocafe
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Who else can feel winter in the air! As we prepare for cold, it's important to remember the basics for preventing colds and flu's! Teaching your children how to wash their hands effectively, can reduce risk of infection and is one of the best ways to beat germs before they get into your home and bodies.

Here's some of our Rescueblue pro-tips for teaching your kids how to wash their hands effectively.

Wash their hands before:
💦Eating
💦Touching his or her mouth, eyes, or nose
💦Touching a cut or scrape
And after:
💦 Going to the bathroom
💦Playing with pets or animals
💦Being on playground equipment
💦Being close to a sick person
💦Touching a dirty diaper
💦Touching garbage
🎼 What song do you sing with your child to count 20 seconds for effective hand washing?

#handwash #health #wellbeing #healthandwellbeing #winter #cold #sydney #brisbane #sydneymums #mum #mumlife #dad #dadlife #newparents #kids #baby #mumsandbubs #skincare #cpr #firstaid #tips #home #lifestyle
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⚠️ Common Playground Injuries ⚠️

Nose Bleeds!

Blood noses can often happen in the playground and are usually only minor injuries that can treated using the following steps:
1 Sit your child down
2 Leaning his/her body and head slightly forward
3 Do not have your child lean back. This may cause blood to flow down the back of the throat, which tastes bad and may cause gagging, coughing, or vomiting.
4 Pinch together the soft part of his nose (just below the bony ridge)  using a tissue or damp washcloth, with your thumb and index finger.
5 Wait 5 minutes before checking if bleeding has stopped.
6 Continue another 10 minutes, if needed
🌟PRO TIP: Place an ice pack at the back of their neck.

#cpr #firstaid #bloodnose #parents #kids #playground #playgroundsafety #kidsafety #newmum #newdad #itsaboy #itsagirl #babyreveal #genderreveal #parentingtips #diy #protip #tiktoktips #tiktoktricks
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CAN YOU TELL IF A BONE IS BROKEN?

Here are our pro-tips for what to do if you suspect a bone could be broken:
(1) Is it broken? Signs of a broken bone include: Swelling, bruising, difficult or painful to move, or pain to the touch. Any 2 or more of these traits, it will need an X-ray.
(2) Remove clothing from the area and apply an ice pack
(3) Don’t move the limb
(4) Seek medical help ASAP by calling 000
(5) Don’t move your child for suspected severe injury to the head, back or neck or if the bone broke through the skin.

Have you got a child first aid kit? These are available on our website to ensure you have the best available equipment to help your child in the case of an injury.

#firstaid #cpr #brokenbone #kids #playground #playgroundsafety #playgroundinjury #kidsafety #safetyfirst #newmum #newdad #family #parent #parenttips #protip #diy #firstaidtips
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WOULD YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CHILD STARTED CHOKING?

It is means so much to us to hear your stories about how invaluable our Rescueblue Little Aid training is at times where seconds count. Thank you @missemmalancaster for sharing your frightening story with us and to help raise awareness as why every parent or carer should learn baby first aid.

TRUE STORY - from Emma:
"I couldn’t be more grateful to rescue blue for the training I had while I was pregnant as we had to deal with every parents worst nightmare over the weekend when my daughter choked on her dinner. I did my usual count down from 10 but it became clear very quickly that she couldn’t breathe. We were able to stay calm and go through the steps we were taught to clear her airways while delivering back blows. I urge anyone that has children that hasn’t done a first aid course to please book one in. I don’t even want to think about how the evening could have played out if we had not of had that invaluable training. 
Kind regards 
Emma"

Note: The food that Emma’s daughter choked on was her usual pasta which she had eaten many times before.

#babyfirstaid #choking #toddlerlife #parenting #firsttimemum #paediatrics #paediatricfirstaidtraining #firstaidforparents #mumlife #sydneymum #brisbanemum #introducingsolids #newparents #newbornlife #rescueblue #firstaidsaveslives #saveachildslife
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⚠️ DISHWASHER SAFETY ⚠️
Although dishwashing tablets are easy to use, they don’t come in child-resistant packaging and they can look like lollies to young children.

✅ Store dishwasher detergent and tablets out of reach of children, at least 1.5 metres above the floor or in a locked cupboard.

✅ Put the tablet or detergent in the dishwasher just before use.

✅ Clean out any residue that is left in the dishwasher dispenser after use.

✅ If a child swallows the tablet, detergent or any of the leftover residue in the dishwasher dispenser, it can cause serious injuries. If this happens call the POISONS HOTLINE 13 11 26

#kids #baby #love #family #cpr #children #fun #cute #babyboy #kidsofinstagram #instagood #happy #instagram #momlife #babies #parenting #instakids #cpr #safety #cook #cooking
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HOW DANGEROUS IS YOUR PHONE CHARGER (TRUE STORY)📱

Thank you to Sarah Elizabeth Palmer for bravely sharing her story with us to help raise awareness about the dangers of cheap phone chargers. Read below for her story.

From Sarah Elizabeth Palmer:

“How many of us use cheap phone chargers when the genuine one breaks as an easy money friendly alternative? Did you know most of the cheap ones aren’t even made to be used in your phone? They have no safety checks, no regulations to adhere to and no risk assessments done on them.

Yesterday we learnt this the hard way. My phone was on charge over night as usual. In the morning I unplugged my phone, turned the socket off and unplugged the charger and just put it on my bed. In the -10 seconds it took me to take my pj top off and put my bra on, Hunter had crawled over my bed and grabbed the end of the charger. I turned round and took the charger off him. He screamed, he doesn’t like having things taken off of him 🤦🏼‍♀️ I finished getting ready then smelt burning. I checked my charger and it had melted. I picked Hunter up to change him and noticed his hand was white… that’s when I put 2 and 2 together! The charger had melted in his hand when he picked it up.

We spent 8 hours in HRI yesterday having his wound cleaned and the blistered scraped off as they formed, then we’re transferred to Pinderfields to the children’s burns ward for overnight observations. Paramedics have said he will heal fine and the paediatrics team have said accidents happen. It’s the worst feeling being scrutinised but I’d rather they check then let a child fall through the cracks. TO BE CONTINUED IN THE COMMENTS BELOW👇
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Takeover Alert!

We are excited for our next influencer takeover, welcoming Britt from @the_tails_of_us to the Rescueblue Instagram family! Tune in to our Instagram sorties TOMORROW to see this Mama-of-2 as she shares with us her top tips and tricks and "day in the life"!

Here are some facts about Britt:

1. Best thing about being a Mum
I absolutely love watching them grow up and learning new things. Discovery is priceless and the twinkle in their eye when they learn something new is magical. The cuddles are pretty amazing too 💕

2. Hardest thing about being a Mum
The hardest is the constant juggle between being a mum, a wife, a teacher and myself. As mums I often feel we put ourselves last and choose everyone/everything else first. Since when does doing the groceries or having a shower count as self care? Everything seems to be a juggle and finding the rhythm and balance can be difficult.

3. Other passions?
I absolutely love cooking. I was half way through my chef apprenticeship after school and then left as I just didn’t feel passionate about commercial cooking anymore. Teaching was my backup and something great to fall back on. I love cooking with Luca and as a relaxation tool. I love entertaining and all aspects of cooking.

4. Biggest lesson you want to pass on to your kids
Be kind and have the confidence in yourself that you are amazing. I personally still feel like I have constant imposters syndrome or that people don’t like me so I often shy away from things. What other people think of me is none of my business and life is too short to be worrying 💕

#influencer #takeover #igtakeover #mum #mumlife #dayinthelife #kids #parenting #newmum #toddlers #toddler #brisbane #brisbanemums #sydney #sydneymums #firstaid #itsaboy #itsagirl
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