The Children's Hospital at Westmead has developed a free online program, ‘CPR Training for Parents,’ to teach the steps involved in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for a baby (aged less than 12 months) or a child (aged over one year). These steps can also be used on an adult.
The content is taken directly from the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines. The DRS ABCD approach for an unresponsive baby and child used in this program is an international approach designed to help people remember the steps involved in responding to a collapsed person.
The program does not require you to login and takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete. Although it can be completed over multiple sessions, we recommend completing each module from start to finish, as your progress will not be recorded.
You are able to begin the program by clicking on any of the seven modules listed below. In addition to the CPR modules, the program presents information on helping a baby or child who is choking or needing first aid for a burn injury.
We suggest you complete the modules in the order they are listed. The background information provided in one module will help you understand the next. Some important content is also reinforced throughout the modules and will be of benefit to your learning.
If you are viewing the training on a tablet device, we recommend Safari browser for Apple iOS and Google Chrome for Android.
If you would like to receive an annual reminder (in July) to refresh your knowledge and skills, click on 'subscribe' above.
Your skills in providing CPR and first aid may be furthered through completing certified practical courses offered by registered training organisations, which include, but are not limited to St John Ambulance, Australian Red Cross, Royal Life Saving Society and Surf Life Saving.
Program related posters and brochure are available for download from the section below. Free hard copies of these resources can also be ordered through our online order form.