A survey, commissioned by the British Red Cross (www.redcross.org.uk), highlighted several worrying statistics…
One in seven young teens (aged 11-16) has been in an emergency situation as a result of a friend drinking too much alcohol.
Over the course of 12 months alone, more than 532,000 young teenagers have been left to cope with a drunken friend who was sick, injured or unconscious.
However, it’s not only alcohol-related injuries that young people have to cope with.
The survey showed that: 89% of 11-16 year olds had found themselves confronted with some kind of medical emergency.
A quarter of young people have had to deal with asthma attacks, a 1/3 of them with head injuries and one in five with someone choking.
But the crucial point is this, when faced with such emergency situations: 44% panicked and 46% simply didn’t know what to do.
A huge majority, 97% of young people said they believed first aid education would improve their confidence, skills and willingness to act in a crisis.
First Aid for High School Students
Held at your school, over the course of a day, up to 12 pupils can be accommodated on each course.
Each pupil is provided with an Emergency First Aid handbook.
Important information is embedded by incorporating PP presentation,
demonstration, opportunities for questions and answers throughout and lots of practical activities.
Topics covered include: CPR, choking, bleeding, shock, asthma, head injuries…
Assessment is ongoing and at the end of the course each pupil will receive a certificate of attendance via Ensure Safety & Training.
£350 (+VAT) per course, £650 (+VAT) for 2 courses