Summer in Australia is a fantastic time for children: the sun is shining the adults are (usually) on holidays, there are pools, backyards and the bush to explore! Santa has probably brought a new bike and there are gangs of children to play with on holidays. Summer can also be a dangerous time with sunburn, bites and accidents. Sarah Hunstead is a pediatric emergency nurse with experience in children’s first aid. She explains how to keep your children safe with the first aid hints for summer
Summer and Christmas, go together in Australia.
Unfortunately summer is also the time of year when accidents happen and children can be particularly vulnerable. New bikes, adventures outside and the warm weather can mean that danger lurks! While scrapes and bumps are a normal part of life we must also be prepared to avoid catastrophic injury that can result from us just being careless or not knowing about emergency first aid.
Sarah Hunstead is a pediatric emergency nurse with experience in children’s first aid. She explains how children can be kept safe with simple advice to parents and some pre-planning.
While this podcast is not a substitute for a real first aid course, it’s a way of checking your list of things to take on summer holidays and a reminder of a couple of serious injuries you will be able to avoid with some good planning!
Sarah runs a first aid course for parents and has a great website with advice and videos for emergency first aid information. Her best advice is to be prepared for things to go wrong and if in doubt trust your gut instincts!
Definitely important to keep the kids safe at this time of the year. Doing any first aid course is going to give you the most important and basic skills. Come and join us at Canberra First Aid for a great first aid training package which is nationally recognised. We cover all parts of first aid from asthma to bites and stings and everything in between.