Have you done a first aid course lately?
How much would you remember right now?
The question isn’t really how often do I need first aid? But rather, will I know first aid when I need it?
Studies show that just months after learning CPR most people have forgotten how to effectively provide CPR.
Crazy huh? That’s why the Australian Resuscitation Council recommend updating your CPR every 12 months. And in Australia, Provide First Aid is the qualification recommended for workplace first aiders, this is valid for 3 years.
Look, the last thing you want to do in an emergency is lose your head. If you panic you will not be able to assess the danger/safety of the whole situation first, and you may make yourself casualty number 2. The best way to ensure you are level headed enough to remain calm, is to update your first aid learning regularly, so it becomes second nature.
So. Would you remember how to do CPR today? How many other live saving techniques would you remember? Would you be able to keep cool in an emergency today?
Why not book into a first aid course. They are easy and fun, and if it helps you save a life – its worth the money and the time.