An open wound on the skin is an injury involving an external break in body tissue. Nearly everyone will experience this type of wound at some point in their lives, with most being minor and treatable at home. So, how exactly should we treat wounds & bleeding?
It goes without saying – children’s lives are of paramount importance. It is for this reason that schools have a responsibility to protect the health, wellbeing, and safety of the children under their care.
To keep pupils safe, schools must ensure they adhere to government guidelines on what first aid training is required. This article looks into these requirements, how schools can meet them, and discusses if more should be done to ensure school children – in addition to teachers and other members of staff – are first aid trained too.