The benefits and importance of families learning first aid together
My Family Week is a unique opportunity to celebrate the unique and supportive nature of families as a whole, from the older generation to babies and everyone else included within this unique and diverse bond.
Accidents pose the greatest threat to you and your family. More than 14,000 people die as a result of accidents across the UK each year, while thousands more are maimed and millions are injured. Businesses are ruined. Families are devastated. Children grow up without parents, parents without children. RoSPA
Many of these accidents can be prevented and we work tirelessly to support RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) and the CAPT (Child Accident Prevention Trust) to help raise awareness of common risks and hazards around the home and in daily life, to try and prevent accidents occurring in the first place.
However, accidents will always happen and the immediate first aid given in those first vital seconds and minutes, makes all the difference to the extent of the casualty’s recovery, amount of pain and scarring experienced and could even remove the need for them to be treated in hospital at all.
We provide first aid training to adults, children and teenagers, to help them appreciate the risks around them and take measures to prevent accidents in the first place. We teach them how to prioritise injuries and illnesses, recognise when there is something seriously wrong and give immediate and appropriate first aid. The training we give, empowers people of all ages with the skills and confidence to save lives. Being able to recognise when something is, or isn’t a life-threatening emergency enables people to better use our stretched emergency services.
Above all, learning first aid is fun and builds confidence. Some of our favourite courses are when we teach whole families together, all the generations in one room, learning how to keep each other safe and help if something goes wrong. From Granny falling, to the toddler being burnt, or someone overdoing the alcohol! We are more than happy to cover it all on our courses and tailor them to your individual family needs.
Written by Emma Hammett First Aid for Life and Onlinefirstaid.com