Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Choking #thechokeables how to prevent choking!! Giveaway




St John Ambulance have launched #thechokeables campaign which aims to raise awareness for parents and carers for children around the risks of choking and how to help a choking child.

I saved a 3 year old from choking on a pen top when I was much younger, I did a first aid course at college, although when it happened the panic nearly froze me and the Mum was just screaming.

I believe the learning that had been buried deep down, came into force, practicing on dummies and feeling a bit daft at the time, all came into play and I picked up more Daniel and bent him over my lap and only one  blow to the back and the lid shot out. He never spoke to me for the rest of my visit, it scared him and my clap to the back made him feel I was horrible I am sure. 

St John Ambulance believe that everyone should have the skills and confidence to know what to do in an emergency. Knowing basic first aid can be the difference between life and death – and every week they hear of new people whose lives have been saved because someone nearby knew what to do. 


40% of parents asked by SJA have witnessed their own baby choke and when almost four-fifths don’t know what to do in this situation so St JohnAmbulance have made a short memorable video, The Chokeables – featuring the voices of David Walliams, David Mitchell, Johnny Vegas and Sir John Hurt – that shows people how to help a choking baby.

In The Chokeables, the celebrities take on the characters of animated objects that could potentially choke babies, a small princess toy, a pen lid, a jelly baby and a peanut. They've joined together because they want to show how easy it is to save a choking baby's life. In just 40 seconds you can learn how to give first aid to a choking baby.

Please take a look even if you have seen it before and do share it among friends and family. You may know what to do already, but others as above survey shows do not.


For more information see: 
https://www.sja.org.uk/sja/support-us/our-campaigns/baby-choking-the-chokeables.aspx



St John Ambulance are also offering one reader a First Aid Kit. This compact and handy first aid kit is great for use in the home or travelling. Filled with the essentials you will need for common accidents, it ensures that you are prepared for any minor emergency.

Just fill in the easy rafflecopter below. Just follow and comment is all you have to do, other entries are optional.
Ends 15th October 2015 at 12 am

79 comments:

  1. I have completes several first aid course and thankfully never had to use my skills. I woul carry out firt aid on anyone in need.

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  2. I used to be a childminder so had to know first aid- never needed it though,thank goodness!

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  3. Have never used first aid before but handy to know if anyone needs help

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  4. I did a first aid course when I was much younger, I've never really had to use what I learned thankfully but I still remember quite a lot of it, definitely useful knowledge to have.

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  5. I havent used it but with 2 kids feel I need to know it!

    Ashleigh

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  6. more course and info

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  7. my son he's always getting into scrapes

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  8. Ive never had to use it, luckily!

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  9. My friend scalded her hand so I needed to cool it for her

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  10. For me recently as I had a bad fall, but mainly for "just in case" with my 2 young sons
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  11. I like to think Im good at first aid but I do need a new first aid kit for the car.

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  12. I have always felt I needed some first aid experience from when my son was little. Fortunately I did a First Aider at Work course over 9 years but thankfully never had to use it in an emergency.

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  13. never had to use it thank goodness

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  14. I am a first Aider at work

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  15. It would be really useful and great for peace of mind because I have an elderly mother

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  16. For my family, have used it on my Dad before

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  17. I have used it before for family and my daughter has complex medical needs so always nice to have a fresh kit on hand as they get depleted

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  18. I did a course 40 years ago, but never had to use it. I'd like to know more for when I am looking after my granddaughters

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  19. It's useful knowledge to have; you never know when you may need it

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  20. hope to win you never know when you may need it xx

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  21. I used to be a first aid trained for work

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  22. I've never had to use it, touch wood, but I've done a few courses. The last one I did was mental health first aid which was really interesting.

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  23. great pack for when the grandkids come theres always accidents.never done first aid but we all should learn it.

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  24. thankfully I've not had to use first aid in a while, though my little one is now crawling and climbing so have done a first aid course again

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  25. I'd only used first aid for minor things like cuts and grazes. I think it's important to keep an up to date first aid kit around though! Better have it and not need it than not have it and need it!

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  26. I think it is good to know some first aid I down a first aid course a few years ago

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  27. I learnt first aid when I was in cadets but think it's a great idea to teach all 14+ in schools

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  28. My kids. it's really helpful to know the basics

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  29. my son he's a walking accident - leanne w

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  30. i like to know first aid for my 5 year old son because he never looks where hes going and he is very hyper

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  31. Watched it when my daughter asked me to before looking after my grandson for the first time, luckily never had to use it and hope never to either

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  32. i commented on dr oetker website

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  33. i did acourse but it was at school xx

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  34. I've never used it but I once panicked when a friend was hurt at work.

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  35. Mostly first aid has been around cuts and scrapes and nosebleeds thankfully nothing more serious

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  36. as a coach i had to go on one recently and learnt alot

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  37. I have used first aid on 4 different people when they have been choking,

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  38. I've used my first aid frequently when my children or my friends children have hurt themselves. Very useful skills to have and I'll be sending my children on first aid courses when they are old enough.

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  39. I need to know my 1st aid for the army cadets I work with but haven't had to use it yet (touch wood!!!)

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  40. I think I need to know it for my children x

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  41. i work in a supoorted living home with adults with learning difficulties, so first aid is a must, i also had to use it at home before wether its burns and cuts.

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  42. Pam Francis Gregory8 October 2015 at 20:53

    Never had to use first aid thankfully

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  43. I've never had to use it before, but it's always good to be prepared. It could save a life one day.

    ~ Anthony G

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  44. St John's Ambulance first aid trained. I'd love to have this.

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  45. Never have, but like to know for my little boy :)

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  46. My husband is always cutting himself and knocking himself about with his DIY, so need to know what to do

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  47. We live on a busy road junction and are often the first on the scene of an accident.

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  48. I have helped a choking adult before. I have held adult, children and infant first aid with cpr certificates before.

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  49. My children who are very adventurous

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  50. my Dad who has had a stroke and now has fits.

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  51. My other half who tends to be accident prone.

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  52. Need to know first aid for when I am with my grandchildren

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  53. Used to be in St Johns but always usefulk to know basic first aid, everyone should be given the chance in school

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  54. For my kids - you never know when you are going to need to apply first aid.

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  55. never had to carry out first aid but having 5 children its important that i knew how to do it

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  56. I think it is good to know generally. It would be great to be able to help someone if they are ill anywhere. (@PeanutHog)

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  57. I'm actually the work place first aider. I feel everyone should be taught basic first aid not only can it save lives by its implementation but also lots of people think they are doing something to help in an emergency when in fact they are making the situation worse by doing the wrong thing.There are lots of myths and misconceptions around first aid which can cause harm e.g. putting butter on a burn! or removing an object that has become impaled in someone.

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  58. I have done first aid courses because I work with children but I've never needed to use it thankfully

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  59. I havent used it but feel I need to know it!

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  60. i havent used yet but have done basic first aid on the kids a few times

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  61. I have never used other than very basic first aid for cuts etc.

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  62. I feel everyone needs to know basic first aid and also what not to do in accident situations. I think all new parents should have first aid courses available to attend via the NHS

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  63. I feel like I need to know about first aid as I have 2 small children

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  64. Used first aid several times in work

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  65. I have done my first aid course a few years ago, could do with a catch up. I think ideally everyone should know the basics

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  66. Having 4 kids 1 who's disabled I think having the knowledge should be top of my list now

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  67. Hubby was appointed a first aider at work many years ago.

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  68. Did first aid course quite a few years ago, one thing you never forget

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  69. i am going to do a first aid course next month so we have another first aider at the Young Archaeologist club I run.

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  70. when watching my niece and nephews. just in case, anything can happen.

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