Have you heard of The Parentmedic Movement? It’s an information- based first aid training program that is run by locals for locals, effectively teaching parents how to save their children’s lives. Parentmedic sessions cover key first aid information around infant CPR, choking, fevers, rashes, allergies, anaphylaxis, breathing difficulties and safe sleeping situations.
Launched by Melbourne mum of two Nataly Tormey, the business is a social enterprise with local Parentmedic facilitators located all over the country (including our neck of the woods). Parentmedic ensures its members give back to the local community around Australia by running the program free of charge to minority groups in addition to those who pay to do the course. They are also funding a family health centre in Africa, where Nataly regularly volunteers.
Typically, those who attend Parentmedic First Aid sessions around Australia are first-time parents, largely with babies around 4-6 months who become anxious about the introduction of solids.