Why should I learn First Aid?

March 4, 2015 1:12 pm

St John Ambulance reported last year that up to 140,000 people die each year in situations where first aid could of helped to save their lives. Thats as many people as those who die from cancer each year.

In a survey undertaken by St John Ambulance last year, 41% of people said that it would take something as serious as the death of a loved one, to make them consider learning first aid.

First Aid is essential in emergency cases, the quicker you act the better the chance of the person surviving. Ambulances take time to arrive and knowing what action to take can make the difference between life and death. Emergencies can occur at anytime and anywhere, a colleague could have an accident at work, you could be injured in your own home, a person could be injured in the street or when you are out shopping or dining. If the injured person was you or one of your friends or relatives, would you want a person trained in first aid to help you?

If a child started to choke on a toy or a piece of food, would you know how to help? If a family member became ill or had an accident, would you know how to help and what procedures to follow? If you had to call an ambulance and they needed a description of the injury and the severity of the situation, would you know what to say?

Have you considered learning First Aid?

Level 3 Paediatric First Aid Course Saturday 18th April, at QA Associates Ripley.

01773 748866