Originally Posted by Pikey Dave
But why go through the pretence, it's become yet another box ticking exercise.
The course and requirements are crazy. No child CPR, choking etc. You could be a restaurant and no need to cover it.
Required to have right ratio of staff, but not necessarily on that shift.
No risk relationship to the job. Yes anyone can have a heart attack. Risk of a compound open fracture in your average call centre must be fairly low and response time fairly fast. Risk on a quarry in the highlands will be +++ higher. But probably very little need for kids stuff.
Only people required to have kids first aid are people who look after kids.
Work in a hospital. Our department is required to have someone certified to the 3 day level for staff numbers even though we can have an entire resus team there in about 90seconds. Our risk level is relatively low.
If you are trained the guidelines state 30:2. If you are not trained (a) its easier to encourage people to try without face shield etc (b) if a telephone operator is talking through it its much easier to talk through compressions than both. Pinch nose ... Where (not like a nose bleed). Tilt head back. Lift jaw. Seal. Breath. Repeat. Do all that in 10seconds.
Or compress the chest and it will get some air in it.