First aiders at the British Red Cross often sound like a broken record.
Our mantra is pretty straightforward: “Make first aid easy. Make it easy to teach, easy to learn. Above all, make it easy to do.”
As we never tire of pointing out, people trained in first aid have to feel confident in actually using their skills. Otherwise, what’s the point in anyone teaching it? Frankly, no wonder we’re always moaning about this topic. Here in the UK, it’s becoming more and more evident that first aid education is not doing its job.