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Archive for April, 2012

Is it ever to early to learn First Aid?

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 by Gemma


With great success from the schools we have worked with, Waterhouses Primary School in Staffordshire and A1 Training Solutions are clear that children as young as 4 years of age retain enough information to assist with a medical emergency. 


Accidents regularly happen in homes and schools and usually adults are about to deal with the situation but what happens if the adult is the casualty?. 


Our Little Heroes


There are often reports in the news of toddlers and small children who save their parents lives by calling for emergency services.  So should children be taught very basic first aid skills?


Dealing With a Medical Emergency


The children at Waterhouses were taught the basics when dealing with a medical emergency.


Each child was taught the basic information to pass onto the emergency services when dealing with a injured person.  In the following weeks the children were taught the basic primary and secondary assessment including how to put a casualty into the recovery position.




Our 6 week programme for just one hour per week concluded that small children are able to help in emergency situations and should be taught some very rudimentary skills from an early age, perhaps during preschool and foundation stages of schooling, as they may be the only ones available to help.


We think teaching first aid to children from a young age is invaluable. You never know, it might be your life that a child saves.

Fabrice Muamba

Posted on: April 3rd, 2012 by Gemma

On Saturday 17th March 2012 during the FA cup match between Tottenham Hotspurs and Bolton Wanderers, Fabrice collapsed after just 41 minutes of play.


Fabrice was not involved in any challenge and he walked to the side of the pitch and collapsed face down.  He was not breathing and CPR immediately commenced before the defibrillator arrived. 


Fabrice was given 15 defibrillator shocks and was in effect dead for 78 minutes, but what saved his life was immediate CPR and having trained personal ready to give early defibrillation.  Initial CPR is crucial even before the defibrillator arrives and charges.  For every one minute a casualty’s heart is not beating 10% of their life is lost. 


We wish Fabrice a speedy recovery and already he has made remarkable progress.


Please let’s keep this success rate high and book onto our Emergency CPR and First Aid course now, this will teach you the basics of saving somebody’s life.  If you mention this blog we will include FREE defibrillator training on your course!  Please contact us at info@a1trainingsolutions.com