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Top marks for Doncaster candidates on first aid course

Learning first aid.

Learning first aid.

A Doncaster leisure centre is celebrating the healthy results of a new paediatric first aid course after all candidates gained top marks.

Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT) successfully ran the course at The Dome on how to medically treat infants and children, training internal staff and members of the public – all eight of whom scored 100 per cent and were awarded an accredited qualification.

Candidates learned methods and techniques including how to react appropriately to an emergency situation, such as a child or an infant who is unresponsive, has an airway obstruction or is suffering from shock.

Topics on the course also included general wounds, fractures, dislocations, injuries to the head, neck, back, eyes, ears or nose, poisoning, bites or stings and electric shock.

Jon Whiteley, head of community development at DCLT, said: “We want to make sure that more parents and guardians are aware of potential hazards and medical conditions and how they can treat a child accordingly.

“It is highly important people in charge of supervising and caring for youngsters can assess and react to a situation should they need to provide assistance before the emergency services arrive.”

The next classes, providing theoretical and practical training, will take place at The Dome on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 September between 9am and 4pm.

To book a place visit www.dclt.co.uk or email trainingdept@dclt.co.uk.

 

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