First Aid Info Graphics

I have been a little quite on this site recently but opportunties  to practice first aid have been abounding that is for sure (stories to be posted soon).

I came across a survey done by Mother and Baby magazine whilst doing some research on the web (the Mother & Baby Magazine SAVE A LIFE SURVEY 2002). The survey reminded me of why I first decided to learn first aid as well as do this blog site.  In all of the busyness of life – I keep coming back to something close to my heart: that people (especially parents) should have some basic first aid skills. Whether it is through this blog or through training courses that organisations like the Red Cross do – it is an important skill set (and confidence to have).

Here are some info diagrams that I’ve created based on data from the survey that show my point:

Children choking graphic

3 out of 10 kids swallow chemicals

4 out of 10 kids need to be rushed to hospital

Interesting figures eh?

  • Over 1 in 10 children will have a convulsion or fit in front of you.
  • 2 out of 10 parents have suffered the distress of watching their child choke (7 out 10 of those parents did not know what to do).
  • 3 out of 10 kids have swallowed a chemical such as soap powder (9 out 10 parents did not know what to do)
  • 4 out of 10 kids gets some type of scald or burn

The list goes on…

Every year, over half-a-million kids (more the entire population of Liverpool) go to casualty as a result of an accident in the home. The bottom line, according to the research, was that 9 out of 10 parents don’t know basic first aid.

Kids get into stuff. That is what kids do. It is inevitable, the numbers speak for themselves. It makes sense to be prepared for when that happens. That was definitely my thinking when I decided to learn first aid. And I am not a Paramedic or doctor – I am just a parent who decided to learn some more about First Aid.

Let me know how I can help you learn better basic first aid skills on this blog! Together, we can help keep our children safe.

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