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A basic level of first aid training is important for everyone from a young age. It is critical that from as young as five or six, children know what to do in an emergency and are able to keep themselves safe. This isn’t something that should be neglected in adulthood, as it is a legal requirement to have one or more first aid trained members of staff on shift at any one time in any workplace setting. Many employers may find it useful to put a few members of staff through our first aid training in Peterborough, the Midlands, and Lincolnshire.
Whether you are hoping to learn first aid for personal reasons or to use within the workplace, having first aid training is an extremely beneficial skill. Medical emergencies are regular occurrences which cannot be avoided, but could be less serious with first aid knowledge. Those extra few minutes of medical attention before an ambulance arrives may determine the difference between life and death.
Here are three reasons why a first aid training course could be beneficial to you:
Everyone has a basic idea of what is required in an emergency, but if someone was to become injured or fall ill in front of you, chances are you’d struggle with the exact skills and knowledge required unless you’d had prior training.
From how to do the Heimlich manoeuvre to giving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), putting someone in the recovery position to operating a defibrillator – there’s a lot that can be learnt in first aid training that could safe a life if needed.
One of the guiding principles of modern health and social care is to provide person-centred care. This may sound obvious, but in the past the focus was more on putting the “patient” first; in other words, seeing an individual in terms of their medical condition.
Person-centred care is a term that’s cropping up increasingly in national media headlines. This is because wide-sweeping changes are needed within health and social services to create the processes, facilities and methods that support this concept. Other headlines sadly deal with incidents in which an individual suffers from the very opposite of personal centred care.
Health and safety guidelines within the workplace are part of the law in the UK. 200,000 workplace injuries occur every year, therefore ensuring that employees are trained in first aid is crucial for the safety of the workforce.
Not only is this importance vital for physical wellbeing, but also mental stability – especially for vulnerable employees who suffer from severe health issues. Despite the Health and Safety Regulations (1981) requiring all workplaces to provide necessary equipment and facilities, there are some workplaces which refuse to abide. Due to this, serious consequences can arise.
First aid skills save lives. Having qualified first aid trainers on hand in an emergency gives the patient a better chance of survival in a critical situation and ensures that any incident or injury is treated in the safest possible way. However, first aid is like any other skill – it must be practised over time.
In order to keep the knowledge fresh in their mind, first aiders should undergo regular training – and Human Touch can provide you with this as part of our First Aid Training Courses in Peterborough.
At Human Touch Health Group we pride ourselves on excellent service and respectful treatment of all our patients. This includes patients with special educational needs (SEN). 1.6m children in the UK are identified as having special educational needs, which represents just under 20% of school-aged children. We believe that these children should be able to travel in comfort and safety.
One in four UK adults will experience a clinical mental health condition during their lifetime. For many of these people, the right treatment and care will resolve their issue without major incident, but for some, there is a need for a more intensive approach to treatment. British police currently spend up to 40% of their time dealing with mental health related incidents, and hospitals receive more emergency admissions from people with mental health conditions than without.
A 2015 report by the Department for Education showed that more than 15 per cent of pupils in English schools were identified as having special educational needs – a total of more than 1.3 million children and young people.
Special educational needs and disabilities can affect a child’s ability to gain full benefit from their education. Unless specific provision is made, they may struggle to learn effectively, to socialise and make friends, and to take part in regular class activities.