I finally did it.
It was interesting and I have learnt a lot of things. 5 months ago
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Recently graduated as a Teacher Officer in first aid, CPR (and AED) last November. Such an enriching experience learning from the senior officers! :) 11 months ago
My friend’s Dad is a trainer for the Red Cross so obviously she’s first aid trained too and so when it comes to choosing a training provider it’s a bit of a no-brainer.
I’ve seen that they now do public classes for about 50 quid (or just under) so I’m going to get booked on one in the New Year.
Quite excited – but to do the 5 hour all in one day course or split it over two evenings? That is the question 12 months ago
How I did it: So I took all the life saving classes.merit badges in scouts way back in the day. In addition, I have done the Red Cross first responder/CPR class several times, and I am required to keep a card current for teaching.
The main deal was the Combat Lifesaver Class I took before deploying to Afghanistan. There was a lot of useful stuff we covered, and it was all just "quick fix and move them out" thing. Lost of bandaging, stabilizing, and tourniquet stuff.
I used a little bit of it while deployed, but I know soldiers who used these skills a lot. Read how I did it… 14 months ago
Hoping to book this in the next few weeks. Another skill to add, a LIFESAVING skill and a certificate if I pass :) 17 months ago