A recent study in Great Britain revealed that while 20% of parents have encountered an emergency situation with their children at home, most of them did not know how to administer basic first aid, and 60% of all homes did not have first aid kits. The study advised that parents enroll in a first aid course, so they can safely and appropriately give aid to their children in an emergency, in a calm and composed manner, as well as, stock their homes with a first aid kit.
In most countries, it is very easy to find and enroll in a local first aid course. The most recommended way to find a course is through the Red Cross website. The Red Cross is a reputable organization, and taking a course with them ensures you are learning the most up-to-date first aid procedures and technologies. You can do a simple online first aid course, but taking a First Aid Certification course combined with a CPR course is most recommended. The hands-on approach of these courses guarantees you are not only learning about the procedures and technologies, but also experiencing them firsthand and learning how to do them yourself.