Alpine Shire Council and Parentmedic Victoria believe every parent deserves access to a health education program that will empower them to understand baby first aid.
New and expectant parents can now access the online Baby First Aid program, funded by Council and presented by Parentmedic Victoria.
Alpine Shire Council Manager Economic and Community Development Elaine Burridge said the course equips parents and carers with the knowledge to handle the most common reasons a young child may become unwell.
“Becoming a parent can be a nerve-wracking experience at the best of times, and in the current COVID-19 climate it can be difficult for parents to access hands-on first aid courses and support,” she said.
“Parentmedic is a recognised program providing online support and resources to expectant and new parents, to help them to understand the health of their baby, and to know what to do in the event of illness or an emergency.
“With the flexibility to complete the course online, it’s a fantastic opportunity for parents and carers to learn new, lifesaving skills in an environment of their choice.”
The online course covers common children's illnesses and includes access to the Parentmedic Triage Tool Symptom Checker and GP help from home through telehealth partner Medinet.
Questions can also be submitted and answered online if parents and carers require further assistance.
This online program will be running until December 2021.