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Digital First Aid- Joint workshop: Health and Social Care & Careers

10 December 2020  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: , ,

Our A-level Health and Social Care students recently learned about first aid through a workshop that was delivered via a Red Cross First Aid Trainer on the Zoom platform.

The workshop covered the following areas:

  • Essential first aid skills, including how to help someone who is unresponsive and breathing/not breathing, bleeding heavily or has a burn.
  • How to assess and manage risks to make informed choices when helping others.
  • How to become more confident and willing to help in a first aid emergency.

Students discussed barriers to helping people and how to overcome these barriers. There was also useful information about different ways to contact the emergency services. Students also worked in groups on two different emergency scenarios, and talked about how they would respond.

Zoe Gleave said: “It was a very interesting session and there are definitely aspects that I was unaware of before.”

Jenna McCarthy added: “I learned a lot and feel more confident to know what to do in the future when faced with an emergency situation.”

Ms Mannion, Careers Leader, said: “The students participated well and learned a lot.  The workshop was useful for the Health and Social Care curriculum and also some of the students are keen to go into careers in the NHS and it has given an insight into how to assess and manage risks when helping others.

“A very big thank you is extended to Mr Flanagan and Mr Thornton from the IT Support team as, without their expert technical help, the Zoom meeting could not have gone ahead! It really is appreciated.”

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