First Aid at Kings College London

On Friday 13th, I had the privilege to go to Kings College London to go teach Basic First Aid to the new students at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery on behalf of First Response Training.

I taught two groups of students in Basic First Aid, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. It was clear from the onset, that all the students had some immediate knowledge of First Aid. However, one thing which was clear and pleasing from a personal point of view was how much both groups admitted they learnt about specific conditions such as poisoning and burns. CPR, managing bleeds and choking appeared common practice amongst trainee nurses and trainee midwives, but other, potentially more obscure topics certainly seemed of interest to them and how it might potentially affect them in their job roles currently as students and in their future careers as well. Both groups appeared to have good fun during their courses, and although the courses were 3 hours each, everyone appeared to take something away which was of interest to them which resulted in some great feedback even though the sessions were quite short.

I wish all the students at King's College the best of luck in their futures, and hope they enjoy the rest of their studies as much as I enjoyed teaching the courses.