It is important that everyone, including children, has the confidence they need in an emergency situation. Emergencies can happen at home, at work, at school, or in public, and it is important that you and your family can calmly and competently act to help another family member, friend, coworker, or a member of the public.
Unfortunately, first aid training is not always on the checklist of things to do, but having basic first aid knowledge is essential at any age so you can help yourself or someone else. Teaching your child their home address, phone number, and how to call 911 can make a difference in an emergency situation if no one else is home.
For the purpose of this article, here are two more reasons why it is important:
- First aid does more than save lives. First aid can reduce recovery time and could mean the difference between a temporary or permanent disability. Many patients will deteriorate quicker without immediate first aid and providing it can stabilize them before emergency responders arrive. First aid training gives you the tools to prevent situations from becoming worse and you will be able to collect the right information about the patient’s condition. You will become a valuable link in the patient’s chain of survival.
- First aid training increases your confidence. Taking a basic first aid training course and understanding what is involved provides you with the confidence to act and react effectively in both an emergency situation, and in non-medical situations. Providing confident care to someone will also relieve the person’s discomfort in the situation and may calm them down as well.
First Aid training is just as important for children as it is for adults. Children can start to learn the basics of first aid at an early age, starting in school.
- Starting in Grade 1, children can learn the importance of safety, how to identify an emergency, how to call 911, their home address and phone number, and where first aid kits are located at home and at school. This basic knowledge could save a life in an emergency situation.
- From there, children have a first aid foundation on which to build more knowledge. Kids are then taught recovery positions, and they put their skills to the test in scenarios.
- Once children have either completed all three first aid training levels, or reached Grade 7, they are able to get full first aid certification by completing a full emergency or standard first aid training course.
First Edition AED offers first aid training for all ages and skill levels, and we make it easy for you to find the right course for an affordable price, whether you are looking for school/classroom, your own children and family/friends, or a company.
Student First Aid Training
We offer Student First Aid Training to empower students and children to help in an emergency. Students at every age can learn valuable first aid tools to help in a situation and our certified instructors will bring all the necessary equipment right to your classroom. This program is run through school, so make sure to enquire about us at your child’s school.
Private Group Training
We also offer Private Group Training for your family and friends to learn together. It can be uncomfortable to learn first aid on people you do not know, so get a group together and make it fun! For a group of 8 people or more, we will bring all the necessary equipment to your home or location and train everyone in first aid, CPR, and AEDs.
First aid training teaches you to be calm, comfortable, and in control of an emergency situation, and it teaches you to live a healthier life. It is important to look after yourself so you can lead by example and be a role model for your children or kids in your life, friends and family members, and the general public. When you take care of yourself, you are able to take care of others too. First aid training gives you the knowledge and awareness of your own health and potential hazards in your surrounding environment. And teaching your kids basic first aid could save your life too.