Teenagers should learn first aid which can be taught as a group class in schools, youth clubs, or a group of friend or even a scheduled course for individuals in a home.
This course is designed for teenagers to learn how to keep themselves safe and to help others in an emergency situation. They will learn what to do in an emergency, practice CPR skills and understand about treatment for common accidents and illnesses – with particular focus on the sort of accidents and emergencies relevant to them.
It is incredibly important that older children and teenagers are equipped with the skills to keep themselves and each other safe. It is at this point that they are exerting their independence and will naturally take risks. It is also a time when they are looking to take on additional responsibilities, this course is particularly suitable for students who will look after younger ones.
Who Is It For?
This course is ideal for young people in JSS1 (11 – 12yrs) and up to 17 years. It prepares them to look after themselves and their siblings or others. It is also useful if they wish to earn money as baby sitters and and generally be more independent. It will be adapted to the needs of the teenagers and relevant to their particular ages and requirements.
What Do They Learn?
The course will entirely tailored to the needs of those attending. We generally cover care of the unconscious adult, child and baby who is either breathing, or not-breathing as well as the treatment of commonly occurring accidents and illnesses. We will cover in detail choking, head injuries, burns and scalds, poisoning, bleeding, seizures and any other areas that are of concern.
There will be particular practical sessions on the importance of the Recovery position, particularly when young people may start experimenting with alcohol.
(for guidance only, will be tailored to group needs)
• Action at an emergency – priorities of treatment
• Care of someone who is unconscious but breathing – Recovery position
• Care of the someone who is unconscious and not breathing – CPR
• Drowning/Near drowning
• What to put in your First Aid Kit and how to use it
• Major and minor bleeds
• Burns, scalds & electric shock
• Head injury
• Breaks, sprains and dislocations
• Fainting & shock.
• Treatment for medical conditions such as; seizures, asthma etc
This 2-3 hour course will give you the skills and confidence to deal with any emergency they might encounter either with them, their siblings or friends.
The cost of the First Aid for Teenagers Class starts from N50,000. Final cost depends on the number of Teenagers and curriculum interested in. Call 08177321761 to find out how we can teach a group in school, youth clubs, church or among friends.