Reasons You Should NOT Get First Aid Training
You probably read the title of this blog and thought to yourself… what?! But it’s true, there could be a few reasons you should NOT get first aid training. These reasons are also the things that are stopping you from getting life-saving training. The fact is that learning first aid can be daunting, and many have underlying beliefs and reactions towards getting certified. Take a look at the following reasons why you should NOT get training, and see if they apply to you.
“As soon as I get first aid training, I will suddenly need to use it and constantly be around emergencies.” – Someone
Although it may seem like ‘Murphy’s Law’ (“anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”) will take place as soon as you get first aid certified, this isn’t likely the case. Even if this law does come into effect, wouldn’t you rather be prepared and have the proper skill-set to help someone in an emergency when it does occur?
Fear of doing the wrong thing and fear of death is a strong motivating factor towards not getting first aid training. It can be an intimidating thought having to perform compressions and breaths (which are actually optional!) on someone. You don’t want to hurt them, you don’t want to make things worse, and you definitely don’t want to see them die. But the fact is, if you have taken a first aid training course and have been taught the skills needed to save a life, that alone should be your motivation. YOU could be the difference between life and death. Imagine if the person in need was a loved one, and they required the use of an AED. Would you stop and hesitate? Or would you do all that is possible, despite the fear, to help them out? Of course you would do everything humanly possible to save their life! And who is to say that it is that serious? Maybe you see someone slip and fall on ice and break his or her arm. Do you know how to help them?
Attain the skills to save a life, and work through the fear so you can be ready to assist when things do not turn out the way you expected.
“I would get my first aid training, but between work, errands, and every-day tasks, I just can’t find the time to register for a class!” – Someone
Time is a precious commodity. Our society regards time as one of the most valuable things to possess: time to make money, time to get projects done, time to spend with your kids, and time to check off some of those bucket list items. But when it comes to learning life-saving skills, there never seems to be enough time to sit down for a first aid course!
If not having enough time is the thing stopping you from getting your first aid certification, then we have the solution! First Edition knows that life can get busy, and that is why we offer our online course! With this online learning method, you can acquire everything you need to know about safety and helping others from the comfort of your own home, before going in for the quick hands-on portion. All courses are conducted through a training-based program that will teach you how to treat electrical burns, how to help someone choking, and other essential skills! Don’t let time be the thing stopping you from potentially helping yourself and others. Do it on your own time!
“Why should I spend extra money on training I may never have to use – I can put my hard-earned dollars towards something more useful.” – Someone.
Sadly, first aid training is not mandatory in most of Canada, and therefore these courses come at a cost. Although many workplaces will cover the financial expense of first aid training, not all people have that offered.
The cost associated with first aid should not be one that is categorized as “not worth it.” Every individual that takes a course learns the skills they need to save a life. Unlike what many believe, CPR and First Aid are not common sense – you need to know how deep to do compressions, how to assist with life-threatening external bleeding, etc. Even though this training is not mandatory in every workplace, we at First Edition still think that everyone should be able to afford this crucial education! It is for this reason that we offer a $10 discount to help you get the knowledge you need to make an impact. Head to our website and sign up for our newsletter to receive your $10 Gift Card Coupon Code!
If you decide to take the class with a friend, co-worker, or loved one, you will receive an extra 5% off when you sign up together! Additionally, if you are able to register an entire group (6 people minimum), you will get a free barrier device that you can keep on your person for when an emergency does occur!
When you have hands-on training, you gain confidence to help someone who is having a stroke, what to look for when approaching a person in need, and so much more. We should all be ready to save one another, and not let fear, time, or cost get in the way of that. Register for your first aid training and be willing and ready to act!