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Singapore Emergency Responder Academy

Postby Jennifer » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:30 am

Anyone has experience with this academy?

Please share your inputs

www.sera.sg

I am interested to sign up for the First Aid for Kid hols programme for my 12yo.

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Re: Singapore Emergency Responder Academy

Postby icy_mama » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:21 pm

again, jennifer, first time i've heard of first aid course got kids. i've learnt standard first aid eons ago at red cross society. 20hr course.

what could a kid learn in 2hrs? other than having fun... course is for 7-12yrs. they have 2 time slots available. will they be grouping all the kids all together or divided into small groups?

as for my kids, i showed them how to handle choking (which is most common), don't think they'll have to presence of mind to bandage or stop bleeding in the presence of profuse bleeding. don't need 2hrs to learn how to call 995 or 999. jmo. :smile:

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Re: Singapore Emergency Responder Academy

Postby keroppi » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:51 pm

Sorry, not of any help here but if your kids are in uniform group in Sec schools like BB/GB, St Johns, FirstAid is part of the coursework (can bandage, make sling) and they will get certified (receive an ID to show they are qualified to do CPR). So can save some money there.

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Re: Singapore Emergency Responder Academy

Postby Nebbermind » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:09 pm

Yalor. Should join ug such as red cross and st john. Not as siong as those ncc or npcc. And learn things that's applicable in life.

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Re: Singapore Emergency Responder Academy

Postby Jennifer » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:11 pm

icy_mama wrote:i've learnt standard first aid eons ago at red cross society. 20hr course.


Can send my boy to you? :lol:

I myself do not know first aid.

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Re: Singapore Emergency Responder Academy

Postby Jennifer » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:11 pm

Nebbermind wrote:Yalor. Should join ug such as red cross and st john. Not as siong as those ncc or npcc. And learn things that's applicable in life.


NCC/NPCC do not teach first aid?

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Re: Singapore Emergency Responder Academy

Postby Jennifer » Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:12 pm

keroppi wrote:So can save some money there.


true true :smile:

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Re: Singapore Emergency Responder Academy

Postby ammonite » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:34 am

I think it is easy to teach the theory but whether or not the child remembers what to do after the course is another matter. An older child can actually just read up and practice at home (but may be good to have someone show him how to do the bandages, how much pressure to apply for CPR and when NOT to apply that pressure etc), a younger child will need regular reinforcement to "get the drill". Probably best if both adult and child attend a first aid course? And maintain a working kit at home.

Dh was an army medic and I completed Red Cross course years back. The kids are taught according to our family's needs and their abilities and emotional readiness.

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Re: Singapore Emergency Responder Academy

Postby icy_mama » Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:06 pm

Jennifer wrote:
icy_mama wrote:i've learnt standard first aid eons ago at red cross society. 20hr course.


Can send my boy to you? :lol:

I myself do not know first aid.


for choking, use the heimlich maneuver. that could save a life.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kJDpr05zmB ... JDpr05zmB4

quite simple really.

i've tried to show my dd CPR but, she's quite squeamish about mouth to mouth resuscitation to stranger. waste of time there :smile:

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