Cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR is combined rescue breathing and chest firmness. CPR can help bring back oxygen enriched blood circulation to the victim’s brain. The brain can be permanently damaged if there’s not enough oxygen. Performing CPR is important in certain emergencies such as drowning, accidents, and suffocation. First aid on the other hand is the stipulation of primary care to an ill or injured person. This is done primarily before medical treatment is given to the patient. First aid objectives are to preserve life, to prevent further harm, and to promote recovery. These two go hand in hand when saving lives and giving preliminary care to someone who is sick or injured. To know how to teach CPR and First aid, here’s how.
- Gain certification. To be able to teach CPR and first aid, you must initially get certification as an instructor. CPR and first aid are not easy tasks and you must be a professional to be able to instruct how to save lives or execute certain primary medical treatments.
- Learn the skill, and then teach. This comes hand in hand with gaining certification. Becoming a professional CPR and first aid teacher will also encourage people in your community to learn and help someone in need. Once you become an expert, look for a certain location to hold your classes. This may become costly to you so as much as possible look for a place that’s free. If you have a big backyard, you can ask volunteers to come to your house and learn. Make sure you have the proper equipment and teaching tools needed for your classes.
- Tools and equipment. You would need first aid kits, dummies, mats, and a big area to be able to teach CPR and first aid. As much as possible, make your students feel like the emergency is happening for real so they would have a grasp of what you’re teaching. Practice on dummies as this would help them learn better if they see the person injured. You can also ask your volunteers to pair up and practice the skills they learned.
- Create a schedule and monitor your classes. Same as a normal classroom scene, you need to have a class plan prepared for your students. You need to be prepared in every class you conduct so that your students are encouraged to attend. You can distribute books and other reading materials with visuals so they can review what they learned and so they may also share the knowledge with their friends and family. Monitor each class and each individual’s progress so you can also give recommendations to become a professional.
Saving lives is a very hard task. But once you’ve taught people the
basics of giving primary care or performing CPR to people in need, you
will definitely have a feeling of fulfillment and achievement. It also
gives you a certain feeling of accomplishment that you are able to aid
people to care more for others and instigate helping out someone in
serious need of medical attention.