Sarah Hunstead, Paediatric Emergency Nurse
In over 15 years of paediatric emergency nursing, Sarah Hunstead has treated children with all kinds of injuries and illnesses. She has also seen countless parents come through the doors of the hospital, distraught that they didn’t know how to help their child.
“I wanted families to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to act quickly and confidently in an emergency, rather than feeling powerless should the unimaginable happen,” she says.
Sarah founded CPR Kids in 2012. By teaching other parents and carers life-saving paediatric first aid and CPR skills, she gives them the knowledge and confidence to help a child in an emergency.
CPR Kids delivers a range of face to face and online classes taught by experienced paediatric nurses and midwives, with a focus on hands-on learning and real-life scenarios. From intensive sessions to seasonal refresher courses, each class is tailored to suit participants and address the specific needs of babies, toddlers and older children.
Sarah has a Masters Degree in Clinical Practice, and has worked in various roles in paediatric emergency departments in Sydney and Melbourne, including Nurse Unit Manager and Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Her book A life. A finger. A pea up a nose: A practical guide to baby and child first aid was first published in 2013 and is now in its third edition.