Would you know how to cope with a medical emergency with your child or grandchild?
2 hour attendance course
£20 per person
Every day children die needlessly in the UK – when basic first aid would have saved their lives…… are you trained, would you know what to do?
The national “Save a Life Survey” showed that a third of all parents have had to rush their child to hospital at some point. Kent surf school, Despite this, the vast majority admitted that if their child started to choke, fell down the stairs or burned themselves, they would not have a clue about what to do.
The survey, carried out by Mother and Baby Magazine in association with supermarket chain Tesco and St John Ambulance, found that just 19% of the 2,000 parents interviewed, had been on a first aid course over the previous five years.
Mother and Baby’s editor, Dani Zur, sees a crying need for parents to educate themselves on all aspects of the safety and welfare of their children. It should be top of every parent’s list to learn basic life-saving first aid.’
She also feels parents would worry less about their children if they stay as informed as possible, saying, ‘Mums worry constantly yet they would be able to alleviate some of their worries if they felt confident that they would know what to do in an emergency.’
Therefore it is quite alarming that nine out of ten parents don’t know basic first aid procedure that might save their child’s life. Every parent should know what to do in an emergency. A fact of life is that children do have accidents and although most are thankfully minor it should be top priority to learn first aid. In excess of half a million toddlers are rushed to accident and emergency each year following accidents in the house – with an average of 76 under 4s dying as a result.
- Furthermore, a further quarter of a million toddlers are injured or killed in garden-related incidents.
- 500,000 children need to go to casualty annually after accidents in the home
- 125,000 children are killed or injured in garden accidents.
- 20,000 children end up in casualty departments with burns
- 5,804 children are injured in road accidents.
- 3,227 children are injured as car passengers
- 100 children die from severe burns every year
- 70 children are killed on the roads every WEEK!
Most common emergencies for babies and toddlers
- Burns and Scalds
- Cuts and Bruises
- Unconscious or not breathing