Originally Posted by codprawn
That's the word that counts!!! Experience!!! I learnt far more from my instructor AFTER the course was over when we went out for a play!!!
Bet I will learn quite a bit bringing my boat back from Guernsey in October!!!
I will shortly be doing my first aid course - have done plenty of them in the past but to be honest a waste of time without the experience which you will NEVER have until you do it for real - I may know how to tie off an artery and perform an emergency tracheoctomy but don't think I would be much good if I had to do it for real - one sight of blood or a needle and I am a goner!!!
ok i am confused....why do a first aid course if you have done plenty and they are a waste of time? first aid...waste of time without experience....who are you going to practice on to get experience? ? hopefully first aid training will give you the benefit of knowing what to do in the unfortunate situation of either standing there like some spare part, or doing something useful to help the person and not doing something that might kill them or increase the injurys! so in my book very useful to know if.....if you have to put it into practice
also you keep saying training is not that useful but experience is best........are you one of these people with no qualifications or had no training with a chip on their shoulder?
i was an aircraft engineer for 10 years, i wasnt experienced but was trained what to do and how they work, i did not have the benefit of fiddling with my dads Jet at the weekends so it was classroom and practical.
experience is great, even experienced people can benefit from further training. Classroom training is great for some but is often more benefit when coupled with a practical session to put the theory into practice!!!!! then repeated practice in different situations makes an experienced person