Basic First Aid skills are so Important, Find out why!
Would you know how to help save someone’s life in an emergency? Give someone CPR? Or even know how to apply a bandage correctly if someone was hurt? There are a number of reasons of as to why people have not taken a basic First Aid course, we cannot stress enough how important it is to take one and help save lives. Due to a number of different factors such as people being too busy, people thinking that they already have a great knowledge of First Aid, people may think that an emergency may never happen to them or their family or even something as simple as not knowing where to go to take part in a First Aid course. If you were to ask someone who has taken part in a First Aid course if the information they learned and skills they gained were useful, they would 100% agree and recommend that you would also take part in a course. Basic First Aid skills are so essential and important, and here are our top 4 reasons why!
Save a life, feel empowered and help others
Knowing basic First Aid knowledge can help save someone’s life, being able to do this and understanding that a simple skill can impact someone else’s well-being is an amazing feeling. If you know that you have been able to help someone, if it is bandaging a small bump from the slide at the park, to providing emotional support to help calm someone down, all of this will help relieve the casualties discomfort and help them to feel secure. You will feel empowered and proud of yourself knowing you have helped someone and potentially have been the difference between life and death.
Be confident in yourself and in any emergency situation
Having basic First Aid knowledge allows you to be competent and confident in any emergency situation, if you are able to assist in any way you can, this can not only help save someone’s life but help to reduce any long term or temporary disability. If someone gets the help they need in time, in can help increase their life chance and minimize further injury! If you are confident in an emergency, it means that you will have more control and be able to keep calm, this not only will benefit you but also the casualty you are assisting. It will allow your confidence to increase in a high risk emergency situation but also in everyday life.
Skills to your CV & Employability
If a workplace has 5-50 workers, there should be at least one person trained in first aid, if you already have this skill set it is a bonus for a CV and for employers. It allows them to see that you are able to remain in calm and in control of situations, it shows that not only do you have great communicational skills but also intuitional skills. Knowing basic First Aid skills is a great asset to have as it shows responsibility and commitment to a course, as well has care and compassion for those in need.
Encourages a healthy and safe lifestyle
To ensure that a casualty is treated correctly, you must always make sure that that you are safe and that it is priority in an emergency situation, if you are putting yourself in danger this can then put yourself & well-being at a high risk. You need to learn to keep yourself safe first and this is something you learn at the start of a First Aid course. It is not a selfish action, it allows you to plan and be practical about a situation. If you keep yourself safe first hand, this means you can spend more valuable time helping those in need rather than worrying about your own situation. Basic First Aid allows you to also understand how crucial it can be to live a healthy lifestyle, it lets you understand how your decisions in life can increase or decrease your risks of developing an illness or disease. It allows you to be more aware of your own lifestyle and the choices you make each and every day, as well as keeping safe of potential hazards in your everyday environment.
So why not find a course that is right for you? Book a First Aid course here now: https://www.firstaid.org.uk/training/