First Aid Training

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I have just completed a First Aid course through Red  Cross. Brilliant. There is a definitely a role for both repetition and mnemonics in teaching. Repetition facilitates automated action and mnemonics aid remember what to do and the order to do it. In an emergency this is probably a good thing.  DRSABC is a good example.

One of the most important things we learned was CPR – yes I have done  a CPR course previously(many years ago), however. best practice has changed. Is now 30 chest compression the 2 breaths. We were also taught to use an AED (Defibrillator) which may prove to be a useful skill – there are quire a few around Wellington. Indeed I have just downloaded the free app showing locations.


A quick survey of students over several year levels indicated about 10% of student knew basic First Aid. May be room for improvement here.

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