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Parental CPR Training at the RCH

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The Royal Children's Hospital

50 Flemington Road

Parkville, VIC 3052

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Hospital-wide CPR training for parents and care givers prior to their child’s discharge.

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Registering parents and care givers

Parent CPR sessions will run fortnightly commencing Friday 17th September 2021 to Friday 10th December 2021 in a room on Level 1 HELP.

Maximum number of participants in each session is 8. If both parents want to attend, you will need to register them individually.

Register each parent/care givers name and email address on the ticket. This will ensure the appropriate person(s) receive email event reminders.

Go to Learning HERO for room details and facilitator and parent resources.

*Only RCH eligible staff can register participants.

Background and scope

Provision of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training for parents/caregivers of high-risk children prior to their discharge from RCH is a high priority. The RCH parental CPR training course has been developed to provide hospital-wide consistency in CPR training provision for parents/caregivers prior to their child’s discharge.

Participants

Parents/care givers of children who are identified as being ‘high risk’ patients on discharge from the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) as determined by their consulting team following the eligibility criteria*

* Parents will be eligible to participate in the RCH Parental Education Training lack of access for parents/guardians to CPR training impedes safe patient discharge. This includes of children whom have the following conditions:

  • Post VF arrest
  • Recurrent risk of cardiac or respiratory arrest
  • Seizures associated with apnoea

Patients admitted post Brief Resolved Unexplained Event (BRUE) that are stratified into the high-risk group as per CPG that lack of CPR training impedes safe patient discharge-(Clinical Practice Guideline for BRUE)-Click here:

Objectives

On completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Understand and demonstrate the steps associated with the Basic Life Support Algorithm- DRSABC
  • Understand and demonstrate how to check for dangers within the environment to the child or themselves.
  • Understand and demonstrate how to check for a child response using the talk and touch technique as well as eliciting pain.
  • Understand and demonstrate how to assess a child’s airway.
  • Understand and demonstrate how to assess if a child is breathing effectively.
  • Understand and demonstrate how to perform chest compressions including correct depth and rate of compressions.
  • Understand and demonstrate how to perform CPR including correct techniques of giving chest compressions and rescue breaths.
  • If relevant, understand and demonstrate how to assess a child who is choking following the Choking algorithm utilising the structured approach of the DRSABC as previously demonstrated.
  • Understand and demonstrate how to perform back blows and reassess the need for further intervention in a child who is choking.
  • Understand and demonstrate how to perform chest thrusts and reassess the need for further intervention in a child who is choking.

Enquiries

Enquiries regarding participation criteria or Parental.CPR@rch.org.au

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The Royal Children's Hospital

50 Flemington Road

Parkville, VIC 3052

Australia

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