|NO MOUTH TO MOUTH ON FIRST AID COURSES!|
We’ve recently heard from our first aid trainer that some people have not been booking First Aid at Work training because of a particular worry.
In line with the Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK) guidelines, we can reassure you that mouth to mouth rescue breaths for CPR are NOT currently being undertaken in First Aid training. To keep infection risks at bay, the trainer demonstrates the technique, but no-one attending the courses is expected to practice this on the training manikins.
The latest RCUK guidelines are taught on all of the training courses, and currently the recommendation for CPR by First Aiders is to carry out chest compressions only, both in training and in the event of a real cardiac arrest situation. The RCUK guidance advises NOT to carry out rescue breaths.
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Should you like dates of any forthcoming first aid training courses, just get in touch.