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The first moments after an accident, injury or medical event are critical.

The more that can be done to stabilise a person, as soon as possible, can help save their life. This is why first aid was developed. If people know the basics to provide assistance to injured or ill people until proper medical care can be provided, they can improve the chances of a proper recovery. If somebody was hurt or collapsed in front of you, would you know what to do? If you answered no, maybe it’s time you considered signing up for Ace’s first aid and CPR training course.

There are several benefits to being first aid trained.

The first and most obvious benefit is that you could save a life. If an incident occurs, and you are the first respondent, having first aid training will make a difference. Training will help you recognize what to do and how to do it helping the patient until medical assistance arrives. More importantly, it gives you the knowledge of what not to do. First respondents that don’t have first aid training, while doing what they assume to be right, may make the situation worse.

Having been trained in first aid and CPR

can give people more confidence in everyday situations as well as in emergencies. A first aid course will provide skills to make you slow down and assess the condition of the patient. This will take the panic out of the equation and gives you the confidence to approach the incident calmly and take the necessary steps to control the circumstances as best you can. This calm assessment of the state of affairs around you is a skill that transfers to other environments and may make you more self-assured.

As well as the peace of mind of being a capable first responder, knowledge of first aid and CPR may help your career prospects to. Having qualified through training can be an attractive attribute to a potential employer. Workplaces require a number of people to be first aiders to be workplace health and safety compliant. If you already have the training, they don’t have to provide it.
Finally, first aid training will give you a better understanding of the human body and how it works. Outside of an emergency, it allows you to identify risks and unhealthy habits that you may not have seen before. This means a healthy and safer workplace and home for you, your colleagues and your loved ones.

Interested in learning first aid?

As well as first aid, CPR training is a part of the first aid course that Ace provides. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a well know technique for maintaining partial blood flow through the body after the cardiac arrest. This blood flow decrease damage to tissue throughout the body and studies have shown that immediate CPR increases the chances of survival.

Even if you have learned how to administer first aid before, it’s important to keep up to date. FIRST AID is informed by medical science and as such will be updated when new advances and discoveries occur. Signing up for a first aid training course is a great way to make sure you have the most recent first aid and CPR information, preparing you for an emergency situation.
If you want to be a confident first responder, with the skills to stabilise an incident until proper medical staff are on hand, check out the Ace Forklift first aid and CPR training course. Our Sydney training centre has many scheduling options for first aid training. Call us today and sign up. It could save a life.