The only thing worse than being hurt is doing nothing while someone you care about suffers. First aid training could make all the difference in an emergency – and at TL Training, we’re passionate about providing it.
We help people prepare for and deal with medical emergencies. We offer training to give you new skills and confidence in potentially dangerous situations from the classroom to a range of realistic scenarios.
What Is First Aid?
First aid is provided to any person suffering from a severe illness or injury to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening or promote their recovery. Before professional medical help is available, it involves initial intervention in a serious condition. In addition to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), students will learn a range of skills such as how to treat minor injuries and apply dressings to wounds.
First aid training need not be complicated or overly time-consuming. As long as you can identify common injuries and illnesses and know how to respond appropriately and with confidence, you should be able to implement basic first aid procedures.
Why Should You Be Trained In First Aid?
First and foremost, everyone should be trained in first aid because it could mean the difference between saving or losing a life. If one can save someone’s life, it is their responsibility to do so. You will even find that there are certain professions where certification in first aid is required because of the nature of the job.
For example, a doctor or a nurse who treats patients must have training in first aid because they are always at risk of encountering an emergency. School teachers also need first aid training as they work with children daily, who may require emergency medical attention at times.
Even if you are not a medical professional, you can still complete a course in first aid and help others if they are injured or unwell around you at home or out in public. It is your duty as a citizen to help your fellow humans when faced with an emergency, and there is no telling when first aid training might come in handy.
First Aid Reduces Serious Injury and Death Rates
We all like to think that we would know what to do in an emergency, and anyone can benefit from having first aid knowledge. However, research shows that people who receive formal training in first aid techniques are more likely to act in emergencies than those who don’t have formal training.
First aid is the immediate care given to a sick or injured person before obtaining professional medical treatment. First aid aims to preserve life, prevent further injury, and promote recovery.
The latest figures released by St John’s Ambulance highlight the importance of first aid training in the workplace. The statistics show that around 30,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside of the hospital each year in the UK. The sad thing is that only 6% of these are successfully resuscitated.
This statistic emphasises the importance of being trained to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). It is one of the most essential life saving techniques offered by a first aid course.
When someone suffers a cardiac arrest, their heart stops beating and they stop breathing. Without immediate attention, this leads to death within minutes.
The two primary skills taught on a first aid training course for dealing with this problem are:
- ● How to correctly perform chest compressions (CPR) to keep blood flowing around the body and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) to shock the heart back into normal rhythm.
- ● Using these skills will increase the chance of survival for someone suffering from cardiac arrest and dramatically improves their chance of making a good recovery once they reach the hospital.
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When you choose to train with TL Training, you’re choosing a fun and engaging way to learn about first aid in your area. Our team of industry experts design our courses to be as practical and relevant as possible so that you can remember the content easily. On top of that, we don’t just teach you how to help; we also tell you what not to do and what can happen if you do it wrong.
Contact TL Training for an assessment of your training needs.