Can Children perform First Aid?

We came across an article on irishhealth.com quoting from a Norwegian study which showed that even kids in crèches and Montessori schools can learn very basic First Aid skills.

The study proved that 4 and 5 year old kids can easily be taught how to put somebody into the recovery position and how to open an airway. This combined with the knowledge how to call an ambulance can make the difference between life and death.

Research has unveiled time and time again that the reason why people shy away from attempting First Aid is the fear of doing something wrong and the lack of confidence.

During our courses we always teach “It’s better to do something than nothing”. If you are afraid to do CPR you can be the one who runs for the AED or the person who calls the ambulance. Even those simple tasks are vital part of the chain of survival.

 

So how up to date are you with your First Aid skills?

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