English-language First Aid training
It takes a mere 12 hours of training to become First Aid qualified - but only 3% of the Dutch population is trained to know what to do in case of a medical emergency. The Amsterdam Red Cross will be running its first English-language course this September. This means that language will no longer be a barrier for anyone wanting to learn life-saving skills in this city. The qualification will be valid across all European countries. There is also a 20-hour course on offer for those who want to earn a First Aid Extended Certificate.
The basic class will teach participants how to help in case of:
- Heart attack (CPR)
- Skin wounds
- Injuries to bones, muscles and joints
- Neck and spine injuries
- Chest pain
The costs cover all necessary training material. The course has limited places, and allocation will be done on a first come first served basis. For more information, click here.
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