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Are all teachers trained in CPR/First Aid?

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Greenkit Fri 11-Oct-13 12:11:27

This was posted on Facebook and I wondered how many teachers are trained in CPR/First Aid and if it is mandatory or voluntary?

Also how many UK schools have AED's?

Do you think each school should have one?

Phineyj Sun 13-Oct-13 17:38:09

No they're not. However, we're being offered it as CPD this year and I've signed up. I would much prefer to be trained in it especially as we have very patchy phone provision.

Mind you when I worked for the NHS there was no requirement to be trained in First Aid (if you were non-clinical) hmm

Lewis3 Tue 29-Oct-13 19:49:14

As a former school teacher and a first aid trainer I know that there huge differences. Not all school teachers are trained. One school I went to recently had nobody trained to meet their legal obligations.

I do support a charity called Hand on Heart which aims to get more defibrillators into schools and train up staff and pupils. 12-16 young people die every week in the UK from sudden cardiac arrest, 80% of victims will have no prior symptoms.

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