First aid course


I am considering doing a first aid course and I am interested to hear if anyone here has done one. If so, I would be grateful if you would write how it went and whether you think it was worth it, or if reading about first-aid is good enough instead.


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  • Hi Alopochen,

    Yes - I have to do Emergency First Aid every year as part of my job (in care work).  It's usually a one-day refresher.  They vary in what they cover.  You learn how to deal with and recognise a range of conditions, including stroke, burns, epilepsy, fainting, blood loss.  You should also learn, with practical exercises, about putting people in the recovery position, and about administering CPR and defibrillation.  I'm the sort of person who learns best by doing something with a trained instructor.  You can learn so much from reading - but I don't think you can beat actually doing those hands-on exercises with someone who knows what they're doing.

    Hope this helps.