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 Children’s first aid session at care home

Children’s first aid session at care home

By 8th June, 2018 Press Releases No Comments

A FIRST aid session for children took place at a Northumberland care home.

Almost a dozen youngsters, aged five to 16, attended the session at The Oaks Care Home, in Blyth.

TJ’s Junior First Aid Training was run by Derrick Tait, from the North East Health and Social Care Services.

The free session is specifically designed for children, with fun training and hands on activities to help them learn basic lifesaving procedures.

They were taught how to assess for danger and respond, call for help, open the airway, assess for breathing and circulation, perform chest compressions, what defibrillator machines are, what to do in the event of choking and bleeding, and the recovery position.

Free hot dogs, cupcakes and drinks were supplied by the care home.

Abbey Blackhall, aged eight, said: “I learned a lot of useful things.”

Abbey’s brother Dexter, aged five, added: “I have learnt how to save a life.”

Ann Mielnik, home manager at The Oaks Care Home, on Durban Street, said: “It was a fantastic night to bring in families of the staff to learn something so important so young.

“I can’t thank Derrick enough for his time and effort.”

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