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First aid for first years?

August 7th, 2008

I got an interesting email a few days ago looking for 3rd-5th years (oh boy, that’s me!) who have a valid First Aid certificate and would be happy to help out with teaching first years some first aid. The content is to include:

  • Responsibilities of being a first Aider
  • Personal Safety
  • Regulations and Legislation
  • Action at an emergency
  • Assessing a casualty- primary and secondary survey
  • Recognition and treatment of Hypovolaemic shock
  • Fainting

Not a bad list (although not quite a comprehensive course) and it’s a big improvement from the maybe 30 minutes CPR that has been the norm for the last few years. It’s not clear whether CPR is actually included in the above (primary survey?) or how much will be practical work compared to lecture based.

Because I’m interested in this kind of thing and because I seem to be a tool for volunteering I’ve already agreed to help. Now I just need a timetable…


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  1. Andrew
    September 27th, 2008 at 18:26 | #1

    Is this still needing people to help? I’m an intercal… does that make me 4 year? I don’t know… but I’d be happy to help if possible!

  2. September 30th, 2008 at 15:42 | #2

    Not too sure but if you give Alna Robb an email she’ll be able to let you know.

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