#13 – Renew my Senior First Aid

by Elizabeth on October 25, 2008 · 2 comments

in 101 in 1001, Life

Part of my 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge.
Completed in July 2008.

I first did my Senior First Aid Certificate years ago in Brisbane, under the instruction of a Red Cross trainer by the name of Ron McDonald. I found his name somewhat unforgettable!

I remember thinking at the time that this certificate is something that absolutely everybody should do. It’s an opportunity to put yourself into real-life emergency situations, see how you would respond, and then receive advice on how outcomes could have been improved by doing things differently. It really gives you the tools you need to draw upon when adrenaline kicks in.

Despite my best intentions, I let my qualification lapse. I was really happy that my workplace allowed me to do the course again, on their time and money. I remembered a lot of the information from last time, but was amazed at how much the program had been modified. I was very impressed at the simple, consistent messages it delivered and the thorough teaching methods.

So once again I hold a Senior First Aid Certificate. This time it’s valid for 3 years, but I need to update my CPR every 12 months.

I’d encourage everybody to do this course if they have the opportunity – maybe you can volunteer to be a First Aid Officer in your workplace too. Even if you never have to use the skills that you’ll learn, at least you’ll have peace of mind.

And maybe you’ll be lucky like me, and get to spend the two days bandaging up a cute federal policeman!

Sign up online with The Australian Red Cross to get your Senior First Aid Certificate.

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kimm October 26, 2008 at 5:31 am

Congrats on getting your 1st aid certificate, I think its should be a must have, for any job and or for life in general


Holly November 1, 2008 at 3:20 pm

This was one of my 101 in 1001 too, and I also did mine through work. 🙂


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