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First aid

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Kyska, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Kyska

    Kyska Honorary Member

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    I'm interested.

    How many people are first aid trained on the forum?

    The last two months (excluding work) I've helped people in real danger, only to notice people standing by, gawping, watching someone in distress and pain.

    I stopped at a rtc with an unconscious young man in his car, lots of people, 999 called but no-one helping him, lots helping the walking wounded from the mini bus that hit him, what's that about?

    And today, in the co-op buying mushrooms a little one choking on a grape, properly choking, mum crying, but people just 'watch'! 'Oh dearing' and other useless things.

    How equipped are the forums with competent first aiders?

    Should we follow the Nordic countries where if you have a driving licence you only do so if you have a current first aid certificate?
     
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    Done a 5 day course including de-fib
     
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    I think its really important that everyone should have some kind of basic first aid training (then again I would say this as im a medic instructor...)

    Ive taught all my family basic first aid even the young kids so know they would be fine in any issue

    I remember they used to do basic first aid at schools its a shame they stopped this... in america school children are trained to use defibs
     
  4. stevemandm

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    i'm a trained first aider, but to be honest, owt more than a plaster and i'm brickin it !
     
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    The only first aid training I've had was in the military but I'm glad I have done it as it has help me out no end
     
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    proficient in CPR and happy to take refresher courses , stopping bleeding , although did st jhons course , free and all credit to them :up: but maybe a bit detailed in there wound dressings , trained in dealing with bullet wounds from my pro hunting days in NZ , although i was the only one who ever got shot :eek: and well versed in the hinelich ( or however you spell it ) and emergency tracheotomy ( hope i never have to perform it ) last time i had to assist someone wa;;;;ers taking pics on phones from a safe distance , rest assured thy got Grumpied after the event :mad2: , Should be part off the national curriculum . if im ever in trouble hope there is some one like you close by :up:
     
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    Im not familiar with a medic instructor, wass that?
     
  8. Kyska

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    Heimlich...lol :)

    And I agree, even little ones can be trained, even just to get help.

    The whole watching and gawping annoys me.
     
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    Well trained and sadly well experienced in CPR and trauma.


    Im no no paramedic but I'm a patcher upper!
     
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    Teach medics
     
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    People either fight or flight, from experience usually the latter!

    a recent experience of mine was a head on collision outside my house last year, one female driver trapped by a broken ankle tangled around the pedals, a dozen people/neighbours stood there gawping and chuntering while flames licked from under the bonnet and the car started to fill with smoke, upon my arrival a builder handed me a crow bar while he stood there and lit a fag!.... Unbelievable!!

    First thing I did was turn off both vehicle ignitions and checked whether the vehicles were diesel or petrol ( flash points) then my wife got to work on the first aid while I organised an extraction plan in case the car went up before the fire crew arrived, we did have to severe the battery leads as there was a short!

    I'm not trained in any of this, it's just appeared to be common sense, but afterwards we realised the sense is not as common as we first thought but others thought for their own safety is paramount!
     
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    i did first aid training in the army cadets in my younger days,
    about 6 years ago i did the first aid at work training,

    about 8 months ago i did the british red cross first aid training
     
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    i was on me way out 2 years ago when i seen a young lag stagger then drop, thought he was pished(he was and full of drugs) basically tried to kill himself.

    phoned 999 and they sent an ambulance which took forever, in the mean time his heart stopped and he wasnt breathing, i had no first aid training and start pumping on his chest, wor lass and bairn(2yr old) watching from the car as i didnt want them near, car full of charvas passed "here yee is he deed" and drove off then a lad from the air cadets stopped, he performed cpr etc got him back and ambulance arrived, his hands were bent into his chest through lack of oxygen.

    he said before he passed out will you stay with me, i dont want to be alone, i was hopeless but the young cadet was amazing and ultimately saved his life.

    ive since done a course as i was useless.

    the lad pulled through and jumped off a bridge 3 weeks later. must have been desperate poor soul
     
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    fully first aid trained here through work and get sent on refresher courses every three year,touch wood ive never had to use the training and hope i never do as if im honest im worried i'll remember what to do should the need arise,but they say the training will kick in if needs must
    i have to carry a full first aid and burns kit kit in the van at work and its my responsibility to keep everything in date,ive also started carrying a first aid kit in my own vehicals as you never know...
     
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    Done some in the past from swimming club, through scouts and TA then trained first aider in the office - all some time ago now but these are pretty much life-long skills. Yes, a refresher helps (but I'm not up to date). As a climber / mountaineer I've done patching up and casevac and I'm well versed in dealing with (and having) hypothermia and altitude sicknesses as well as water-borne diseases.

    The Mrs is up to date and reasonably well practised. Except when it comes to me, she seems to think I'm larging it up and just tells me to pull meself together - almost literally sometimes! :confused::shrug:
     
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    You teach doctors?
     
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    Excellent!

    Well trained peeps on here then.
     
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    Most of it is common sense, well done you and the mrs for doing something.

    Its amazing how much people don't do.
     
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    No... doctors arent classed as medics...

    There are different types of medics who all have their own instructors - range from the ambulance service (who have differnet levels)/ front line armed forces/police/red cross/st johns.... theyre not doctors/nurses...
     
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    joined st john ambulance when i got divorced for summat to do..

    did first aid course, then radio training course and became a trainer, an nco, did my ambulance training with WYMAS..

    Met another bird and gave it all up...
     

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