Monday, 19 January 2015

First aid lesson from Jo

Knowing how to react in an emergency is important, so  it was very helpful to get first aid lessons from nurse Jo Reid when was visiting the Happy House.
Jo, who works at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital,  gave a presentation to our staff, and another to our older children.
She talked them through the ABC of first aid - airways, breathing and circulation. 
With the help of volunteer "casualties", Jo showed the recovery position and how to open airways.
She also covered other scenarios including  burns, choking, broken bones, and bleeding. 
Jo gave a demonstration of bandaging, using of PE coach Steve as her subject as he had a swollen ankle at the time!
Mama said: "It really was very interesting and extremely helpful.''
Many thanks to Jo, who was visiting, from Lytham, with husband Peter and son Maxwell, for sharing her knowledge in this way.