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Introduction to First Aid

Overview

Ever heard of ‘optimism bias’? It’s that little voice in your head telling you that nothing bad could ever possibly happen to you, only the spur-of-the-moment-adrenaline-junkies. But first aid is more important to you than you may believe.

For unfortunate occurrences such as a burn, shock, allergic reaction or choking, first aid is the difference between a narrow escape and the death of someone you just didn’t know how to help. Luckily, this course will make you aware of what to do in those situations, including identifying different incidents, the procedures, and what not to do.

In this course we cover:

  • What ABC stands for
  • CPR for adults and children
  • The recovery position
  • The steps to deal with the following incidents
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Heavy breathing
  • Burns and scalds
  • Choking
  • Drowning
  • Fractures
  • Heart attack
  • Shock
  • Stroke

Why Should I take this course?

Emergency first aid is an essential skill that everyone should be proficient in. Many acute illnesses and injuries require immediate care. In an emergency there is often little to no time to read first aid instructions. This course will give you the basic knowledge you need to care for someone in a life-threatening position, so you can give them the best chance of survival until they receive medical assistance.