Baby and Child First Aid

As Royal Baby Fever hits the nation what better time is there to update your Baby and Child First Aid skills? Without a sound knowledge of First Aid, Will and Kate definitely won’t be calling upon you for babysitting duties.

Each year around 34,000 Scots are admitted to hospital as a result of burns, falls and choking; common accidents that require emergency attention. Yet research shows that 77% of people lack the knowledge and confidence to administer basic First Aid, and go straight to dialling 999. This is not only putting unnecessary pressure on our emergency services, but is also putting individuals at risk. Many everyday emergencies cannot wait for the emergency services. For example, it takes just four minutes for choking to prove fatal without appropriate action and, while it may take only seconds to dial three digits, the target response time for an ambulance to arrive is eight minutes. Research shows that four in five Scottish parents haven’t received child First Aid training and less than half would be confident to treat a choking child.

You can learn how to cope in an emergency situation by attending the St Andrew’s First Aid Baby and Child First Aid course. A place on this course could be just the thing for new parents to give them the confidence to provide excellent First Aid, should the worst occur. It is also useful for those who babysit and anyone who works with children.

The 8 hour course is delivered in our premises all over Scotland and costs just £54 plus VAT, a small price to pay for potentially life-saving skills. The course covers everything from wounds and bleeding to CPR and treatment for shock.

For more information and to book your place please click here

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