Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). A sudden cardiac arrest is when the victim’s heart stops beating, they will collapse, lose consciousness and will stop breathing.
SCAs strike without warning and leave the victim in need of urgent medical intervention. The use of an AED can improve survival rates by 50 to 75%, combined with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and using an AED gives an unresponsive person, who is not breathing, the best possible chance of survival.
The quick answer is absolutely not! Learning first aid is an invaluable life-skill and children become more aware of potential hazards and gain skills that can keep them safe and enable them to help others if there is a medical emergency.
According to St John Ambulance, seven out of 10 children say they wouldn’t know how to help if someone was hurt and would like to learn first aid. Primary school children are more than capable of learning first aid skills, and by learning what to do in common emergency situations either by administering first aid themselves, giving others direction or/and calling the emergency services, a child can acquire the potential to save their own or another’s life.
When looking for training courses, there are many reasons why people can’t sign up for face-to-face learning.
Sometimes it’s work patterns or shifts, sometimes it’s family commitments. Or maybe there’s nothing available in your area.
So it’s easy to see why so many people are taking up online courses. You can learn at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home (or wherever else you choose!) and at any time of day or night. So it’s an attractive and accessible alternative to the classroom.
One of the biggest fears for many parents (and grandparents) is finding themselves having to deal with an accident or medical emergency involving their child.
It’s awful to think about being in a situation like this and not knowing what to do.
Obviously there are precautions you can take to keep your children safe at home and when you’re out and about. But if the worst happens, would you know what to do? Our First Aid for Parents training can help you.
Be sure to stay safe this Christmas by applying your health and safety knowledge around the home. Most health and safety is just common sense but sometimes accidents happen where you least expect them to. Follow our tips and tricks below to have a happy and healthy Christmas holiday!