Free first aid course, with certificate.
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Free first aid course, with certificate.

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Found 24th May 2017
Following the incident in Manchester, and the various comments on this site regarding first aid, I thought I would see what first aid courses are about. I have completed a first aid course, or refresher every year since 1986 and used that training several times dealing with minor injuries (cuts and broken fingers) , to more serious (chap put his hand in a meat Auger, the screw thing that pulls meat into a mixer) to potentially fatal heart attacks (2).

I don't believe this week be a great course (I haven't had time to look through it properly yet) - you can't beat hands on experience or training - but if it gives you the confidence to have a go that can't be a bad thing. Certainly better than standing there filming someone dying for YouTube.

You may save someone's life, Your wife's, child some random stranger... you may not but if not you have only 'wasted' a couple of hours of your time.

Edit.... I've had a look and though it's aimed at the American market, their physiology is no different to ours so the first aid is the same. Don't be put off.
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Still think first aid should be taught in schools as standard. Even my 11 year old daughter agrees.
Also check out the St Johns first aid app as it also has a lot of useful information quite plainly layed out in case you ever find yourself needing to help someone. good for looking through when you have some spare time on how to do various things.
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Also check out the St Johns first aid app as it also has a lot of useful information quite plainly layed out in case you ever find yourself needing to help someone. good for looking through when you have some spare time on how to do various things.
As OP said I second that, if you can pay yourself £50 ish on a shared team training then do the hands on course and go for the 12 hour Paediatric First Aid Course (theory, practice and exam) and might as well do a bit more and do the paediatric Anaphylaxis too.
Edited by: "splender" 24th May 2017
Excellent post. The National Resuscitation Council have links for courses through other organisations. Install the Lifesaver app too. We're all really unprepared, unless you're medically trained. Heart attacks, accidents. What you do can be the difference between life and death. Whether in the street or at home with your family. See:

https://www.resus.org.uk/faqs/faqs-cpr/

In the UK fewer than 10% of all the people in whom a resuscitation attempt is made outside hospital survive. Improving this figure is a major priority for the RC (UK), the Department of Health, ambulance services and voluntary aid organisations.
Still think first aid should be taught in schools as standard. Even my 11 year old daughter agrees.
Thanks, made me think. Will certainly look into this.
Nice deal description!
Just curious, why do you do the course every year?
MaximusRo

Nice deal description!Just curious, why do you do the course every year?


The Health and Safety Executive require workplaces to have trained first aiders. The certificate is valid for 3 years. However, the HSE strongly recommends that holders of First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work certificates attend an annual refresher course in order to keep their skills up to date during the 3 year period before requalification.
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MaximusRo

Nice deal description!Just curious, why do you do the course every year?



​As I said, I do the course or refresher every year. Need the refresher as the number/ratio of breaths/compressions seem to alter every year.
Also a First Aider (First Aid at Work) and I have St Johns apps on my phone and tablets. Also downloaded them onto my wifes and daughters as no brainer and may just help you, yours or a complete stranger if and when the time comes.

Actually talks you through what to do and it is all free
Thank you, I always regretted not doing this at school I am definitely not going to regret it a second time.
Can I add citizenaid.org what to do in an emergency situation and first aid
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neh0

Can I add http://citizenaid.org what to do in an emergency situation and … Can I add http://citizenaid.org what to do in an emergency situation and first aid



​Wow, that's good stuff. Looks very comprehensive. Going to have a good read of that. Thanks.
Thank you, great find
An actual hands-on course sounds interesting. I've just been looking St John's Ambulance and Red Cross do them. Does anyone know of any others and can recommend any ?
Our certificate
Our certificate does not prove competency in any first aid skill. Our certificate is not recognised by any organisations or training providers. Our certificate is not formally accredited. We do not provide a formal first aid qualification and you must not use our certificate for this.

So completely worthless and possibly dangerous
Try this less chance of killing somebody!!!!!
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Accidents-and-first-aid/Pages/Introduction.aspx
But sorry no worthless certificate


Edited by: "thomasleep" 24th May 2017
Nice one OP + others on here too. :-)
This is irresponsible at best!
iffetc

Thank you, great find


nhs.uk/Con…spx
BIGUSHEADUS

Thank you, I always regretted not doing this at school I am definitely … Thank you, I always regretted not doing this at school I am definitely not going to regret it a second time.


Please use this and not the one posted!
nhs.uk/Con…spx
Master.G

The Health and Safety Executive require workplaces to have trained first … The Health and Safety Executive require workplaces to have trained first aiders. The certificate is valid for 3 years. However, the HSE strongly recommends that holders of First Aid at Work and Emergency First Aid at Work certificates attend an annual refresher course in order to keep their skills up to date during the 3 year period before requalification.


This is not recognized by anybody and certainly not the HSE!!!
Please try this instead nhs.uk/Con…spx

barginchaser

Also check out the St Johns first aid app as it also has a lot of useful … Also check out the St Johns first aid app as it also has a lot of useful information quite plainly layed out in case you ever find yourself needing to help someone. good for looking through when you have some spare time on how to do various things.


Excellent advice link would help, but anything other than a link to a website full of pop ups and disclaimer will do!
TheDiscountSeeker

Thanks, made me think. Will certainly look into this.


Save your time and look into this from an actual health provider! nhs.uk/Con…spx
BIGUSHEADUS

Thank you, I always regretted not doing this at school I am definitely … Thank you, I always regretted not doing this at school I am definitely not going to regret it a second time.


You will if you use the junk posted!!!! please use this instead nhs.uk/Con…spx
mrty

Edit.... I've had a look and though it's aimed at the American market, … Edit.... I've had a look and though it's aimed at the American market, their physiology is no different to ours so the first aid is the same. Don't be put off.

Don't be so sure. :P
Kick the war politicians OUT!
ncd

Still think first aid should be taught in schools as standard. Even my 11 … Still think first aid should be taught in schools as standard. Even my 11 year old daughter agrees.



It was my first aid post that kicked all this of, I think!

Has your 11 year old had any training? Medical students often go to schools as a charity thing to give CPR training (And ours does some teddy bear stuff with small children so that they know what a stethoscope looks like, and they get to bandage their bear and listen to it's heart beat whilst you tap the back of the bear )
My point - before sidetracking myself - if you encourage your local school to make contact with your local medical school (If you have 1 local), the medical school will likely have a committee/event team that are happy to provide basic CPR training for children. Of course nobody gets a certificate and we can't pass you as competent, but it teaches what to do, and the technique etc. As far as I am aware, they don't charge the school anything at all.

I do totally agree it should be mandatory on the curriculum.....

Edited by: "Firefly1" 25th May 2017
Lifesaver is a good one specially designed online interactive film funded by the Resuscitation Council UK life-saver.org.uk/
Does anyone know of any more advanced first aid courses that are free/cheap? most of the courses I've been on seem very basic.
Well done good post
Any first aid course that teaches basic life saving skills is good to do. Regardless of the qualification.

I've done yearly courses and refresher training sonce I was 18 - firstly military first aid (battlefield triage) and then civilian FA at work courses with added AED (defibrillator) courses.
AED courses are really handy to do although all AED's are voice prompted so that anyone can use them.

You will find that most public buildings and places of work will/should have AED's - they are even situated on the outside of some shops and only require a phone call to 999 to get the access code to open the "yellow box"

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thomasleep

Our certificateOur certificate does not prove competency in any first aid … Our certificateOur certificate does not prove competency in any first aid skill. Our certificate is not recognised by any organisations or training providers. Our certificate is not formally accredited. We do not provide a formal first aid qualification and you must not use our certificate for this. So completely worthless and possibly dangerous



​ The aim out my post was to encourage people to do something or at least wake people up to the possibility of doing something. If you read the description again.."
I don't believe this week (will) be a great course (I haven't had time to look through it properly yet) - you can't beat hands on experience or training - but if it gives you the confidence to have a go that can't be a bad thing. Certainly better than standing there filming someone dying for YouTube.
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. Like all the pseudo colleges that spring up it has its own 'certification' , and as I said, you can't beat hands on experience or training.
No one with any common sense is going to use one of these 'certificates' to try and get a job, but braving (having) done the 'course' they may step up to the mark when Dad had a heart attack or Mum slices her hands open in the kitchen instead of panicking or worse still freezing with shock.
I would certainly advocate doing an approved course PHYSICALLY( , ) the certificate is not important unless you want to use is to support a job application.
The reason I chose this one is simply ease out (of) access. It is broken down into small units and you can do it on your phone, so is ideal for a busy person.
The NHS course, St John's course and all the other courses in this country would be better. No argument from me. I do an annual refresher course (paid for by my employer) and a certificates (certification) course every three years.
At least people are thinking and talking about doing something. Some people are searching out their own access to first aid , Hayes (hats) off to them.
Edited by: "mrty" 25th May 2017
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UltraMagnus

Does anyone know of any more advanced first aid courses that are … Does anyone know of any more advanced first aid courses that are free/cheap? most of the courses I've been on seem very basic.



​ See your employer, tell them you want to be considered for appointed first aider position. It's how I've done it.
Many thanks for posting such a thing...
That would be handy for the next bombing

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happymanuk

An actual hands-on course sounds interesting. I've just been looking St … An actual hands-on course sounds interesting. I've just been looking St John's Ambulance and Red Cross do them. Does anyone know of any others and can recommend any ?


There are multiple companies offering similar standard courses to St John and Red Cross available by the delights of Google
As an example I work as a trainer for a company based in Devon called Triangle Training
Really good and useful post thats made me sit up and think about these things. My employer also offers the training for free but it comes with the caveat that you are then a listed first aider. Having that responsibility always seemed a bit heavy for me- but if ever anything did happen and there was a chance I could of helped but didnt know how, I dont know if I could live with that.
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