How to save a life: Class teaching CPR, first aid on babies and kids

VITAL SKILLS: Orange parents and families are being offered the chance to learn CPR and first aid techniques to apply to babies, toddlers and children.
VITAL SKILLS: Orange parents and families are being offered the chance to learn CPR and first aid techniques to apply to babies, toddlers and children.

A COURSE teaching life-saving CPR and first aid techniques to perform on babies, toddlers and children is being planned for next month.

Organisers require 40 people to register their interest in the session by Monday, April 2.

If that target is reached expert paediatric nurses and midwives from CPR Kids will lead three classes: Two on Monday, April 16 from 2pm-5pm and 6pm-9pm, and another on Tuesday, April 17 from 9am-12pm.

The instructors will focus on knowing what to do in emergency situations, including choking, drowning, burns and ingestion of poisons.

The cost of the session is $99, which also includes a digital copy of A life. A Finger. A pea up a nose - a practical guide to baby and child First Aid.

Parents, grandparents and extended families of youngsters are encouraged to attend.

To reserve your place or get more information head to the ‘Orange NSW Baby & Child CPR and First Aid Open Class’ Facebook page, phone 1300 543 727, email hello@cprkids.com.au, or head to www.cprkids.com.au/booking.

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