Courses for Parents in their own home
Would you know how to cope with a medical
emergency with your child or grandchild? Every day children die
needlessly in the UK - when basic first aid would have saved their
lives...... are you trained, would you know what to do?
The national "Save a Life Survey" showed that a third of all parents
have had to rush their child to hospital at some point. Despite
this, the vast majority admitted that if their child started to
choke, fell down the stairs or burned themselves, they would not
have a clue about what to do.
The survey, carried out by Mother and Baby Magazine in association
with supermarket chain Tesco and St John Ambulance, found that just
19% of the 2,000 parents interviewed, had been on a first aid course
over the previous five years.
Mother and Baby’s editor, Dani Zur, sees a crying
need for parents to educate themselves on all aspects of the safety
and welfare of their children. It should be top of every
parent’s list to learn basic life-saving first aid.’
She also feels parents would worry less about their children if they
stay as informed as possible, saying, ‘Mums worry constantly yet
they would be able to alleviate some of their worries if they felt
confident that they would know what to do in an emergency.’
Therefore it is quite alarming that nine out of ten parents don't
know basic first aid procedure that might save their child's life.
Every parent should know what to do in an emergency. A fact of life
is that children do have accidents and although most are thankfully
minor it should be top priority to learn first aid. In excess of half a million
toddlers are rushed to accident and emergency each year following
accidents in the house - with an average of 76 under 4s dying as a
result. Furthermore, a further quarter of a million toddlers are
injured or killed in garden-related incidents.