On a recent parade night Cadet Sergeant Nicole Walker of 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron, Air Cadets, was presented with her Activity First Aid badge. She is now the only cadet on the Squadron to hold this qualification and it follows a 16 hour assessed course in August.
The course included communication and casualty care, looking after yourself, emergencies in public, extremes of temperature, recognition and treatment of low blood sugar, role of the first aider in a group setting, resuscitation, Choking, treatment of an unconscious casualty, bleeding, fainting, bites and stings, sprains and strains, asthma, head injuries, chest pains and shock, recognition and treatment for meningitis, poisons, seizures and stroke, and bone, muscle and joint injuries. Sergeant Walker can now also teach Heartstart to Cadets on the Squadron.
Cadet Sergeant Walker said “I am so happy to get this qualification, I really love learning how to perform first aid, and look forward to helping the younger cadets learn these skills too!”