Learn life-saving first aid skills over summer

St John Ambulance is encouraging teachers and school staff to learn life-saving first aid skills over the summer.
St John Ambulance is encouraging teachers and school staff to learn life-saving first aid skills over the summer.
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St John Ambulance is encouraging teachers and school staff to learn life saving first aid during their ‘inset’ training days as the summer allergy season approaches.

The St John Ambulance First Aid Inset Training course allows schools to customise first aid training from a list of first aid modules, including severe allergic reaction, asthma and common injuries or medical conditions.

Alternatively the standard Inset day training course includes key subjects such as the role of a first aider, bleeding, resuscitation, asthma, choking and dealing with an unconscious casualty.

During 2012 more than 500 people from across the North West have undertaken the St John Ambulance First Aid Inset Training, ensuring teachers and staff can confidently provide effective first aid.

‘Our research has shown that the top five subjects most popular with schools are severe allergic reaction, asthma, bleeding, choking and fractures. We also understand that, when it comes to first aid, every classroom is different and most pupils and staff will have different needs.

“Schools have to set aside five days each year during term-time for staff training, so this is the perfect opportunity to learn life saving first aid,’ said Graham Henry, Regional Director of commercial training at St John Ambulance in the North West.

For more information or to enquire about booking a first aid course telephone 0844 324 5535.