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The cynics will argue that an emergency situation is "no time to be pulling out a book". They'll say that:
Here's the reality: A one, two or even five day course isn't going to turn a member of the general public into a paramedic, mechanic or navigator and unless they're dedicated to forever revising and consolidating their skills, they will suffer Skill Fade and they will become less competent and less confident over time.
Once this system is adopted into common civilian use, pulling out a Step-by-Step Guide during an emergency will provide reassurance and peace of mind for everybody, including the casualty.
Under the pressures of a real emergency, even people who have responsibility for providing first aid in their workplace and people who are experienced skippers, mountaineers and expedition leaders;
The standard reply from first aid trainers is: "It all depends on the quality of the training that they received in the first place".
But that's only half true. Capability is entirely reliant on:
That's the same for everybody and even if somebody constantly revises, they won't remember everything and won't always carry out every action correctly. Even health professionals, commercial skippers and experienced mountain leaders make mistakes and that's something that they train for over years and it's something that they do every day.
Our Step-by-Step Guides significantly reduce the need for constant revision while providing the reassurance that when used in conjunction with training, anybody can confidently and consistently, carry out the correct life saving actions, without omission, first-time, every-time.
WHAT THE SCEPTICS & CYNICS SAY
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