Yorkshire Ambulance First Aid Course for Parents

This morning parents were welcome to attend a free first aid course ran by Don from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

The long serving community CPR trainer was in Woodlands Co-operative Academy today, the fully fluent Urdu speaker delivered a very informative class to parents and carers covering everything from CPR, to respiratory conditions and what to do in the event of an emergency. 

The 2 and a half hour course talked the parents through heart disease, the workings of the heart, how to use a defibrillator and covered how to deal with choking in a child and an adult, and how to help someone if they were to stop breathing. Parents got the chance to try out their CPR skills on dummies and practice the recovery position.

Don, a community and commercial education trainer, and course facilitator said: “I teach basic life support skills to communities in Yorkshire.  Speaking Urdu as a second language has really helped bridge a gap and make people feel understood. Breaking down these language barriers hopefully means people from all faiths and non can help one another in a crisis.”

Parents who attended said: “the course was so useful, I really have learnt a lot. As a parent with young children this knowledge is so important, I’m really grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to learn these skills.”

For more information or to attend a course, please visit theYorkshire Ambulance site at https://firstaid-yas.co.uk/