Resus4Kids – Basic Life Support for Allied Healthcare Rescuers

Course Description

Resus4Kids – Basic Life Support for Allied Healthcare Rescuers is a blended learning program. It is comprised of an e-learning module followed by a 90-minute practical session.

E-learning - participants must successfully complete the e-learning module and receive a pass mark of 19/22 in the post-course test in order to attend the practical session.

Practical - the Resus4Kids short practical course is a 90-minute face-to-face session that provides participants with the opportunity to practice the skills and knowledge covered in the e-learning. Its brief duration enables participants and instructors to be released from their departments with minimal disruption to patient care. Where possible the Resus4Kids course is taught in an interdisciplinary setting.

About Resus4Kids

Resus4Kids logoResus4Kids is managed by Kids Simulation Australia under the governing body of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, offering training and education across the nation.

The Resus4Kids programs are designed to be taught in local healthcare facilities by local qualified Resus4Kids Instructors.


How to get access

NSW Health employees

  • Resus4Kids is available to all NSW Health employees via My Health Learning, by searching the term ‘Resus4Kids’.

Non-NSW Health employees

Resus4Kids is ARC 2016 compliant and includes optional e-learning modules on intraosseous access, the 4Hs and 4Ts, abnormal cardiac rhythm management, Paediatric Intubation, Neopuff and a train the trainer refresher module.

Learning outcomes


to an emergency involving a child or infant choking


when to use the recovery position and the best way to move a patient into the recovery position


the principals of how to use an AED

More information

If your child stopped breathing today, would you know what to do?

 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.

 A practical ‘hands on’ program is being developed by the Resus4kids team to enhance the online learning that you have completed.  The knowledge skills you gain by completing both courses may help save a life Remember, ANY attempt at CPR is better than no attempt.

 To complete this FREE online learning please go to Kids Health webpage.

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