First Aid Training in Crawley | Get Certified via Paediatric First Aid Training & First Aid at Work Courses

We here at Gillett Training Services, a first aid training provider popular amongst schools, businesses, and sole traders looking to add vital, potentially lifesaving skills and accreditations to their existing roster, have been spending an increasing amount of time in the Crawley area as of late, and word about what we do has been getting around. Those who’ve passed through our paediatric first aid training, first aid at work, emergency first aid training and first aid for schools programs have given us a lot of positive feedback, which we’re always excited to read.

If you’ve stumbled across this page because you’re also in Crawley, and want to discover more about the first aid training courses available in the area and what they can offer you, why not get in touch? You can also learn more by navigating our wider website, which contains details on course content and prices. But on this page, in the spirit of sharing just a little of what you might learn during paediatric first aid training, just as you might on first aid at work, emergency first aid training and first aid for schools programs, we’ve locked our sights on a particular subject: bleeding. After all, it’s something that is commonly encountered in schools, workplaces and private residences too! We’ve taken a fairly serious case as our example here, but rest assured the approach is transferable to less serious situations.

Cuts & Bleeding – What to Do

If someone has a nasty cut and is bleeding profusely, it’s important to take steps to stop that flow as soon as possible. While it might sound obvious, one of the first things we drill in on our first aid training courses, and this goes for paediatric first aid training (e.g first aid for schools) as much as it does for first aid at work, is that cleaning the wound is not a top priority. Crawley first aiders should get the bleeding under control before cleaning is even considered.

If the possibility presents itself, wash your hands before attending to the wound. Have a first aid kit at hand? If it has medical/surgical gloves in it, that’s a bonus. Side note: part of our emergency first aid training programs for Crawley clients covers preparing one tailored to your environment, e.g a kit for first aid at work, and a kit for first aid for schools. The way to stop the flow of blood is common wisdom: apply pressure. Do so with a clean cloth, and once it’s slowed apply a plaster or non-adhesive bandage, which you can secure with tape. The plaster or bandage should be later removed for cleaning and to check for signs of infection.

While most Crawley residents may find the next bit of advice a “no brainer”, it still bears repeating: don’t dig around in the wound, even when cleaning it. If a foreign object or material has become embedded, the best thing to do once the bleeding is under control is to head to a healthcare professional. However, the use of a fresh cloth with saline/clean water can help remove minor debris e.g grit or sand, when you go about cleaning the wound after bleeding has stopped.

When to Head to the Professionals

Another vital topic covered in our emergency first aid training courses, from paediatric first aid training, to first aid for schools and first aid at work, is when it’s urgent to seek medical advice and assistance. Here, we’d urge you to visit a Crawley doctor/A&E if:

  • A large amount of blood has been lost
  • The wound is deep and won’t stop bleeding after pressure has been applied
  • The wound feels hot, swells or oozes pus
  • Something is embedded in the wound
  • The wound is very dirty
  • The patient has gone into shock
  • You are for any other reason concerned about the state of the injury

For emergency first aid training courses in the Crawley area, from first aid at work to first aid for schools programs, contact Gillett Training Services on 07545 337 597.