What is the emergency service number in Australia?

Most people would know that Triple Zero (000) is Australia’s primary emergency service number and should be used if urgent emergency assistance is required from either police, fire, or ambulance services. These calls are free from all kinds of phone. However, did you know that Australia also has two secondary emergency service numbers that only work with particular technologies?

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Fevers and your baby

Fever is a common childhood illness accounting for almost 20% of the paediatric presentations to local Emergency Departments (ED). A recent study (Feb 2019), of almost two thousand children who presented with fever to an ED, found that most cases were not urgent (68%), 53% were aged between 13 – 24 months, and the months of June, July and August are the worst time of year. When interviewed, many parents chose to take their babies and toddlers to hospital out of concern that any fever may escalate to the more severe complications of fever such as seizures, brain damage or death (rare).

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Your First Aid Kit List for Winter

Your First Aid Kit List for Winter / Kids First Aid

Safety challenges

We tend to think of the winter months as a period of hibernation where we prefer to stay indoors. And while that’s true, we still like to be out and about and with that comes a few safety challenges for you and your family, especially your little ones. So it’s wise to stay vigilant. This is why we have prepared your first aid kit list for winter.

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What you can expect to learn in an Online First Aid Course

What you can expect to learn in an Online First Aid Course / Kids First Aid

A parent’s love

We are hardwired to protect our young. That goes without saying. However, we often don’t think about what we would do if our little one’s life was on the line. Would you know what to do, depending on the circumstances? It could be hugely beneficial to find out what you can expect to learn in an online first aid course.

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Why doing first aid training with a paramedic makes a difference

Why doing first aid training with a paramedic makes a difference / First Aid Training / Kids First Aid

Knowing what to do in an emergency situation with your child can be reassuring when you know the basics of first aid. So when it comes to the wellbeing and care of our children, learning from a paramedic who does this every day and has a wealth of knowledge can be even more empowering. They have years of experience and secondly, they’re often parents themselves. That’s two powerful reasons why doing first aid training with a paramedic makes a difference.

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Snake bite first aid and other nasties in Australia

Snake bite first aid and other nasties in Australia / Kids First Aid

 

Dangerous ground

Australia is a country where everyone loves to be outdoors. But we are also a nation which has some of the most venomous snakes in the world. That’s why it pays to know about snake bite first aid and other nasties when it comes to protecting your children and loved ones from danger.

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What you need to know about baby first aid

What you need to know about baby first aid / Kids First Aid

It is always tragic to hear about a baby or child who has died because of a choking accident, but unfortunately they are all too common in Australia.

As a parent, there is something you can do to protect your family against such a terrible event. You can learn about saving your infant should such an incident like choking occur with a baby first aid course.

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