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Lifesaving first aid to be included in school curriculum

Lifesaving first aid is set to be included in the national school curriculum after years of campaigning. MDD First Aid offers professional, certified and quality assured training programmes delivered by experienced paramedic instructors, so we fully understand the importance of this vital change and look forward to supporting this much awaited introduction.

The Government has proposed that as part of its compulsory health education, that  from 2020 schools will have to teach CPR training and first aid skills to their pupils. This historic move could transform cardiac arrest survival rates in the future, currently the survival rates of cardiac arrests out of hospital are only 10%.

Draft guidelines state that primary school children will learn basic first aid alongside steps they can take to protect and support the health and wellbeing of others. Secondary school children will be taught how to administer CPR as well as basic treatment for common injuries, providing them all with ‘Vital Skills for Life.’

At MDD First Aid we are really excited about this change and that is why we wanted to share it with you , it follows our ethos too as we are committed to developing confidence and enthusiasm, empowering you to achieve your goal, enabling you to make a difference and perhaps save a life.

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