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Do You Know Your First Aid

I did a first aid course many years ago, and it is the one thing you hope you never have to use.  But what if you find yourself in a situation where you need to step in and quick thinking use your first aid skills.

Would you know what to do? Would what you learnt in a class come flooding back?

As parents, it is our job to make sure we protect and care for our children in any way we are needed.  First aid is one of those things.  We can all clean up a cut or graze and add a plaster with a kiss to make it better.  We help keep temperatures down, but what about something more serious.  If they get something stuck and are choking, would we know what to do then.

What if a friend or a colleague suddenly collapsed would you know how to put them into the recovery position, or try to get them breathing again.

 

Base Green AcademyMany companies offer first aid courses, and if you are ever offered one, you should jump at the chance.  But for those of us who are not in a position to be offered first aid classes. There are options where we can book classes privately offers first aid courses.

Have you ever had to put first aid to use?

I remember when C was toddling she must have been about 2 and we were away with friends for new year, she fell and cut her lip and the blood, I have never seen anything like it.  I went into panic mode before calming down luckily my husband jumped in and the next day you could hardly see it.  Another time she literally slipped and fell and got a spiral fracture in her leg.  With kids you never know when you will need to use your first aid knowledge.

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10 Comments

  • Amy SIMPSON
    19th June 2021 at 11:33 am

    I’m trained in first aid,it’s good to always be ready,in case of emergencies

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  • Laura
    19th June 2021 at 12:07 pm

    It’s so easy to forget the skills of you don’t keep practicing. I just hope if the worst ever happens my instinct will kick in and I will remember what to do

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  • Margaret Gallagher
    20th June 2021 at 9:43 am

    So important for all to kmow – will save lives

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  • Carolyn E
    20th June 2021 at 11:48 am

    I really must revisit my ancient first aid training. I think it’s important to be prepared to act with confidence should the need arise.

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  • Carly Belsey
    22nd June 2021 at 4:16 am

    I am a housekeeper but I work in a school/home for autistic children and so we have lots and lots of courses we do. Recently we did a first aid course and I loved it and found it really knowledgeable and I feel good that I know this information. I wish I had done it sooner.

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  • Rachelle Barrett
    22nd June 2021 at 6:34 pm

    Some great advice, I was lucky I did a first aid course and saved my children on at least two occasions

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  • Nadia Josephine
    22nd June 2021 at 7:24 pm

    I did a first aid course a few years ago. I hope I never have to use the skills but I feel better knowing that I have them there. I think everyone should know how to give CPR

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  • Gill HM
    25th June 2021 at 8:53 am

    I did a first aid course at work several years ago -but I fear I’ve forgotten most of what was taught. I remember ABC, the recovery position, and (vaguely) how to do chest compressions. If there was only me at the scene of an accident, obviously I would jump in and do my best. But if anyone else was present who had better skills, I would happily let them take over!

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  • Jacob Barnard
    27th June 2021 at 12:57 pm

    Very interesting. I need to take a first aid course.

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  • Jo Butler
    27th June 2021 at 10:10 pm

    I will definately look into taking a first aid course It is so important and can save lives

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