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MNer in – Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, and Salford? Red Cross need you to attend child first aid course and review it on MN NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 07-May-14 13:41:12

We have been asked by the team at British Red Cross to find 20 MNers who are able and willing to attend one of their First Aid courses and to add their feedback on MN. The courses are worth £45 outside of the M25 and £60 inside the M25 - selected MNers will attend FOC.

Each course lasts 5 hours (normally between 9am and 3pm for daytime courses and 7-9.30pm) across two consecutive evenings for evening courses. The course is designed to teach you the steps in a number of emergency situations for babies and children including: dealing with an emergency, unconsciousness, choking, bleeding, burns, seizures and more.

The course is aimed at people who are expectant parents, or parents and carers (eg grandparents) of children from birth to 12 years.

They say "Our Baby and Child First Aid courses run from over 50 venues across the UK - we are keen for Mumsnetters to review the course and their experience of learning first aid skills and share them with other members of MN. Our purpose of doing this is to encourage more people to learn lifesaving skills and have the confidence to use them in an emergency when needed. The courses run Mon-Fri during the day or across two evenings, or on a Saturday. Availability of dates and times does vary by venue".

More info on courses can be found here:
Baby and Child First Aid course information

You're welcome to attend a course with a partner/parent/friend. With regret no children.

Red Cross have reserved some places on their courses which run in the following locations and on the following dates.

Tuesday 27th May 9am-3pm
Wednesday 4th June 7pm-9.30pm
Thursday 5th June 7pm-9.30pm

Saturday 17th May 9am-3pm

Tuesday 20th May 9am-3pm

Saturday 10th May 9am-3pm (NOW CLOSED)
Monday 16th June 9am-3pm

London (Euston)
Saturday 10th May 9am-3pm (NOW CLOSED)
Tuesday 27th May 9am-3pm

Saturday 17th May 9am-3pm
Tuesday 17th June 7pm-9.30pm
Wednesday 18th June 7pm-9.30pm

You can find details about the venues here: Course venue information

If you're selected to take part you'll be booked onto the course by the British Red Cross. After the course we'd need you to add feedback on a thread on MN.

As a thank you for adding feedback you will receive a copy of Baby and Child First Aid Fast and a compact travel first aid kit.

If you'd like to take part please add your details here

Thanks and good luck.

Sixgeese Wed 07-May-14 14:16:22

I would have loved to have done this, shame about the London dates, 10th is too close (we already have plans) and 27th is during half term so I would have the children in tow.

IMurderedStampyLongnose Wed 07-May-14 16:23:24

I have filled in the survey,first choice Belfast. Would love to take part!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Wed 07-May-14 16:31:20

Just done a paediatric first aid course. I would definitely reccomend to anyone especially the over anxious like me

It will simultaneously scare the shit out of you, and give you more confidence

All these threads on MN asking what to do about DC injury/should they go to A&E - if you do the course you'll know the answers.

So do it do it do it! grin

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 07-May-14 16:47:33

thanks ItsAllGoingToBeFine

TheDayOfMyDoctor Wed 07-May-14 19:47:56

Done! I'd love to do this.

CremolaDItalia Wed 07-May-14 21:16:26

Ooh I'd love to do this too. Also in NI

CremolaDItalia Wed 07-May-14 21:23:44

Signed up!smile

Blondieminx Wed 07-May-14 21:53:33

I did this course while pg. DD was born with reflux. I put what I learnt into practice, and was able to stop DD choking on her own vomit when she was just 10 days old.

It's a great course and I'd recommend it to everyone!

Sparkeleigh Thu 08-May-14 11:32:55

Signed up! I went and spelled my username wrong on the survey though, sorry blush

KatraAllandra Thu 08-May-14 12:40:01

My DH and I are already booked on the 10th of May Edinburgh course, shame this didn't come up before because now we've already paid for it!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 08-May-14 13:08:30

KatraAllandra - do share on the feedback thread what you thought!

MsVanRein Thu 08-May-14 19:48:58

Have filled in survey I would love this as am a really anxious parent when it comes to these kind of things and would love to have some knowledge about the best way to act!

BEEwitched Fri 09-May-14 16:50:50

My husband has just filled in for NI bike, I'm due at the end of May so the timing is perfect and I think it'd give him peace of mind. Wish I could attend myself but that might be tricky!

TheAuthoress Sat 10-May-14 09:18:47

Signed up for belfast smile

mummytobejuly2014 Sun 11-May-14 09:27:38

also signed up for Belfast

FoxPass Sun 11-May-14 12:35:42

done. signed up for Edinburgh smile

SacreBlue Sun 11-May-14 15:28:30

Would have like to sign up for Belfast but not sure of work atm. I think this is a great idea though. So many training courses run with funding and don't properly evaluate the results. Very encouraged that people already through this training are recommending it.

CremolaDItalia Sun 11-May-14 17:55:06

Goodness there are lots of us in NI!!

KatraAllandra Mon 12-May-14 06:44:54

Did the course in Edinburgh on Saturday. Where should I post the review?

SacreBlue Mon 12-May-14 07:14:46

They could have run a first aid for cyclists one ahead of the Giro bike trained up MNers all along the route wink

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 12-May-14 11:01:57

Hi - we will do a feedback thread shortly and I will post a link to it on this thread! thanks for all the interest in this. Will be in touch with selected attendees asap

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