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You never know when you will run into a medical emergency. Although none of us wants to be in the situation where someone’s life is at stake, it’s better to know what you should do in times of emergency. A first aid course is the best way for you to prepare for any unexpected happenings in everyday life, but where can you get certified in Hong Kong?
Introducing Sai Kung First Aid, a local institution offering internationally recognised CPR and first aid courses certified by EFR that place equal focus on teaching the fundamentals of first aid as well as the confidence for you to act on your learned skills in a medical emergency.
There are many benefits to first aid training, with the most obvious reason being that it can save lives. Whether in the office, at home, or on the streets, you never know when you will run into an emergency, which is why it’s always better to be prepared.
First aid is not all about CPR or learning how to properly apply a bandage. There’s much more to first aid training underneath the surface, and it’s best to find a certified institute to learn from. At Sai Kung First Aid, you can choose from three different types of first aid courses and case specific knowledge for emergency situations.
Sai Kung First Aid’s Emergency First Response CPR and AED course teaches basic first aid knowledge from the First Aid course, introduces you to the basic principles of CPR, and how to properly use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in a medical emergency. This course usually takes around four hours and you get a certificate afterwards to show for your hard work.
Sai Kung First Aid’s Combined Primary and Secondary Care/Care For Children/AED courses covers life-saving techniques for adults, children, and infants. Including basic first aid, CPR, and AED knowledge and skills, this course also offers students opportunities to employ and develop their learned skills in realistic practices. This course is a full day course and after completion, you get a certificate that is valid for two years and is suitable for use in a professional setting.
Primary Care covers time-sensitive responses crucial to saving lives, which includes scene and primary assessment, CPR, bleeding and shock management, and more, whilst Secondary Care covers appropriate actions to take when non-life threatening injuries occur.
With this advanced course, students will also be taught the legislations in Hong Kong that protects the first responder in medical emergencies as well as standards and procedures for treating a variety of illnesses, injuries, and allergies.
Sai Kung First Aid understands that learning all there is about first aid is not the be-all and end-all of your first aid training. Your certificate is little more than a piece of paper if you are not confident enough to carry out the skills you’ve acquired. This is why confidence training is the most important component in every first respondent course that Sai Kung First Aid offers.
It’s normal to feel hesitant when you are put in a situation where others’ lives are in your hands, which is why you will also learn how to overcome these uncertainties and doubts in a medical emergency and become confident in your skills to help those in need. With Sai Kung First Aid’s courses, you learn how to react appropriately and calmly in medical emergencies in order to begin your first aid response with a clear head.
All courses offered by Sai Kung First Aid can be taught as private classes or group classes. The institute has learning centres in Sai Kung, Wong Chuk Hang, and Tsing Yi, but its instructors are also happy to travel to your office or home to conduct the lessons.
The first aid requirements for everyone can be different, which is why Sai Kung First Aid will tailor practice sessions to the students’ needs. For example, if your workspace has a higher risk of head injuries, more focus will be placed on how to address a head trauma wound and reduce risks of severe concussions. Theory lessons and correspondent exams can be done online at the students’ convenience to avoid clashing with their busy schedule.
Sai Kung First Aid is determined to keep its courses accessible for everyone. Keeping in mind that Hong Kong is a multicultural city, the institute offers first aid courses in English, Tagalog, French, Spanish, German, Cantonese, and Mandarin. Courses are available all year round.
From now until 31 August 2023, Sai Kung First Aid is offering 10 percent off group and private sessions for its range of first aid courses! You can make a booking or an enquiry here.