On the 17th and 18th of February, cadets Joan Fowodu, Madison Stevenson, Aidan Poole, Oliva Olsson, Charlie Needham and Will Moss from 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron, Royal air Force Air Cadets, took part in the St John Ambulance youth first aid training course at 504 (West Nottingham) Squadron.
It was an early start on Wednesday morning when the cadets were given a brief introduction to what they were going to be doing over the course of those two days. It was 16 hours of training and practical work, then an assessment the following day.
The cadets were taught basic emergency procedures and what to do in the event of someone having a heart attack, suffering burns or bleeding.
On Thursday morning they went straight into learning about head injuries and the DRSABC procedure, which would apply to all first aid situations. In the afternoon, the cadets practiced all the techniques that they had learnt such as CPR and how to tie slings which was followed by their assessments.
It was two long, enjoyable days and they were very pleased with the outcome of what they had learnt.
Cadet Olivia Olsson said “I am so pleased to have passed my Youth First Aid course, it’s given me so many useful life skills”.
Cadet Joan Fowodu added “I happy to have the knowledge of what to do in the event of these emergency situations and it was a very good experience to have taken part in”.
Written by Cadet J Fowodu