Last weekend, as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, students from ISS began their First Aid training which will help them in gaining their award and also give them a valuable life skill. The course covers key lifesaving techniques and gives participants the opportunity learn about the more common medical conditions and outlines the appropriate treatment for adults, children and babies. The day was filled with many ‘hands-on’ opportunities to practice the skills required to respond to a wide range of emergency situations including wounds, bleeding, choking, sprains and fractures.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the course and now have an increased confidence in assessing accident and emergency situations, providing emergency medical assistance until further help can arrive or a casualty can get to hospital.
The practical course was provided by Anne Rose-Innes from First Care who will be leading further courses at ISS in the coming weeks.