A group of 16 CTEC Sport and Health and Social Care sixth form students learned crucial life-saving skills during a training course, delivered by St John’s Ambulance.
A joint venture with the Careers department, the aim of the three-hour course was for the students to develop first aid and life skills which are not only relevant to their studies but are beneficial for them to include in their CVs and personal statements. An increasing number of our students are interested in pursuing NHS careers such as Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Science, and this course helps to give an insight to this line of work.
The training covered a number of key skills including assessing a casualty situation (primary survey, communication and casualty care), chest pains in relation to heart attacks/angina and how to deal with these as a first responder. The students also found out about the recovery position, choking (adult, child and infant), CPR (adult, child and infant) and bleeding/bandaging.
All the students were awarded a St John’s Ambulance Student First Aid Certificate. Mrs Grubb, Sixth Form Academic Mentor, also attended and said: “The training was very hands-on and the students were most attentive, and enthusiastic to do the practical activities. The training was delivered to an excellent standard, packing so much into the three hours and keeping everyone engaged."
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