Last week on channel 4 they showed a programme called Birmingham Childrens Hospital.
On the programme they showed a little boy called Leyton, who sadly died after choking on plastic cufflinks. It was a hard hitting programme but it goes to show that everyone should know how to do basic first aid. Leyton’s dad did a first aid as he did a first aid course 2 weeks prior to the tragedy. So this opens the question, how many people know basic first aid not just on a child but on anyone of any age?
It’s something everyone should know, it can be a matter of life or death in some situations. On this morning today they showed how to administer basic first aid to children. http://www.itv.com/thismorning/health/how-to-administer-basic-life-support-for-children also how to stop someone from choking http://www.itv.com/thismorning/health/how-to-stop-someone-from-choking-dr-ranj-how-to-save-a-life
These are both very important videos and everyone should watch them!
Alternatively visit the Resuscitation Council (UK) https://www.resus.org.uk/
Its better to do something then nothing!
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If definitely recommend a course. I’ve done a couple of paediatric-specific courses and although (thankfully) I haven’t had to put them into practice, I did feel better for taking them.