In an emergency, literally every second counts. Most of us just keep our fingers crossed that accidents won’t happen to us, or that if the worst happens, there will be a doctor or other medically trained person on hand to take charge and help.
It is a stark fact that 54% of parents surveyed admitted they wouldn’t know basic CPR and First Aid procedures to save their child’s life. Think about the wide range of accidents children have on a regular basis in the comfort of their own home; severe cuts, choking, falls, anaphylaxis and allergic reactions and so on. No person wants to think about their child choking or having to perform CPR on anyone, but the reality is that an ambulance can take up to 10 minutes (or more) to arrive. In that time, every second counts.
Although we all recognise the benefit of learning CPR and First Aid, all too often we feel too busy to find the few hours needed to do a course, unsure about where to go for a course or what first aid basics the course should cover.
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