20 Sep Sitka Sponsors Infant and Early Childhood Basic First-Aid
At Sitka Law Group we appreciate the value of knowing First Aid and that there are often barriers that prevent us from taking the course. We would like to remove one of the barriers by paying for an entire Infant and Early Childhood Basic First Aid course taught by Alert First-Aid for a class of 15 attendees.
Please visit our Sitka Law Group Facebook page to find out how to enter a chance to secure a seat.
This is the story that inspired us to sponsor the class:
This past summer, I (Christian Hoy, lawyer at Sitka Law Group) was on holidays with my wife and two daughters, who are two and a half years and seven months old. During dinner, my older daughter started choking on her meal. Thankfully my wife had taken the infancy first aid course and was able to take control of the situation.
This incident reminded me how vulnerable our children are and how important it is for us, as parents, to be educated in basic First Aid. I have told myself many times before that I would going to take the First Aid course, but somehow it has fallen off the radar.
I am sure there are also many of you who have not taken the course and feel that it is something that you need to do but, like me, have not had the opportunity. At Sitka Law, we would like to remedy that. We have contacted Alert First Aid and have arranged for them to put on a course for us, at our office. The course will be offered on October 3, 2017 from 5:30 to 9:30. It will combine the infant and early childhood basic first aid courses (Alert First Aid advises that this should cover children from ages 0 to 4) including:
- Scene assessment;
- Calling 9-1-1;
- Infant and child obstructed airways;
- Infant and child CPR;
- Allergic reactions;
- Poisoning; and
- Minor wound care.
The course will cover the foregoing topics; however, it will not include a manual or a certificate. Manuals will be available at the course if any of the attendees would like to purchase one.
Thanks for reading and good luck in the draw! If you do not get one of the seats, make sure you continue to follow the Sitka Law Group Facebook page as there may be more classes offered in the future!