When was the last time you brushed up on your knowledge of first aid? If you are anything like me then it was a long time ago. It isn’t that I don’t want to learn first aid ….it is just that it is one of those things that I ‘keep meaning to do’ but unfortunately never get round to it. The thing is that this shouldn’t really be the case, first aid skills are so very important and especially so if , like me, you are a parent to a young child.
A couple of weeks ago I came across a wonderful twitter account called @firstaidforlife and the account is run by Emma Hammett of firstaidforlife.org.uk. I was propelled to start following the account as Emma tweets out links to some of the free first aid videos that she offers and I knew that these videos would be very useful to watch. It has been such a long time since I did any first aid and to be honest I don’t really remember much about what I did learn back then anyway!
Upon looking through the website I discovered that they offer online first aid courses. I didn’t realise that I could do a first aid course online – I thought that it was something I had to attend in a group on a set ‘training day’. As a parent, I think the online courses sound fantastic as they mean that I wouldn’t even need to get a babysitter to be able to study first aid and improve my knowledge of what to do in an emergency or the case of an accident. The last thing I would ever want is to find that a situation occurs where first aid knowledge is needed and I am not informed enough to act in the best interests of the person who needs my help.
The online first aid courses are described as being a brand new approach to first aid as they allow busy people to refresh their first aid skills in their spare time. They are “Internet-linked interactive multimedia First Aid courses that enable you to learn vital skills at a time and place that suits you”. The course works on your computer or mobile device so that you can study the course wherever you may be – either at home on your computer or on your commute via your mobile. It comes with email support, there are test-yourself sections and most importantly you will find lots of first aid videos and clear illustrated steps. You can get an idea of what the course would be like by logging in here with the username ‘demo’ and the password ‘123456’. I have had a quick look and I am very impressed with the step-by-step instructions and accompanying photos. The course makes first aid accessible by everyone….whatever your prior knowledge.
This photo below is taken from the demo of the course:-
The online courses have great reviews with people saying things such as “The course is well presented and very comprehensive. I found the online first aid courses user friendly, really liked all the diagrams, photographs and videos and thought it was logically set out” – Dr Rowan Heath – Consultant Acute Paediatrician at Kingston Hospital (Advanced Paediatric Life Support and Neonatal Life Support Instructor)
I have watched a first aid videos on Emma’s you tube channel and I found her to be a great first aid instructor that speaks very clearly and gives concise delivery of the important first aid advice that we all need to know.
The prices of the online courses vary depending on which one you follow. As an example you can study Essential baby First Aid Care for £45 , Paediatric course for £85.00, Asthma for £14.99 and How to deal with common childhood accidents for £45.00.
If you would prefer a more hands-on approach to learning first aid then please get in touch with Emma by calling 0208 675 4036 or by emailing her on firstname.lastname@example.org and speak to her about the scheduled first aid courses she runs in SW London. She offers practical first aid courses in Balham on weekdays and Westminster at the weekends and she also has first aid trainers that can go out to Greater London, Birmingham and Manchester to run specialist courses for groups of adults and children. You can find out more about the prices and locations on this link. As an example, a 3 hour scheduled Emergency First Aid course covering adults, babies and children is £65 at a weekend or £60 on a weekday , a full day Intensive Paediatric courses fulfilling Ofsted criteria is £135 at a weekend or £125 on a weekday and a scheduled EFAW (Emergency First Aid at Work) £135
To find out more info about the first aid courses that are offered by First Aid for life please visit the website firstaidforlife.org.uk. They are an award winning first aid training company that has even been featured on Sky News giving first aid advice.
I hope you found this this blog post useful and as today is Bonfire Night please take a look at the latest First Aid For Life blog post ‘Halloween Horrors and Firework Fiascoes – How To Stay Safe‘
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