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    Hi,

    I have my revalidation (test) for a first aider tomorrow. I was wondering if anyone's done it and what I should expect.

    I was told to make stuff really obvious to the examiner such as when I walk into a room to say: 'I am looking for danger' whilst physically looking around etc

    Any tips? Much appreciated, thanks!
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    Don't worry about it too much, it is pretty easy.

    Making stuff really obvious and saying what you are doing is a good piece of advice. Don't forget to talk to the patient and ask them questions. Don't forget the basics and usually the scenario is pretty simple.

    Good luck, you'll be fine
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    (Original post by Zottula)
    Don't worry about it too much, it is pretty easy.

    Making stuff really obvious and saying what you are doing is a good piece of advice. Don't forget to talk to the patient and ask them questions. Don't forget the basics and usually the scenario is pretty simple.

    Good luck, you'll be fine
    Thanks, I'm a bit nervous about it. I don't know why though, they said you can do it as many times as you want on the same day to pass!

    I hope I remember the basics like the recovery position and stuff
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    (Original post by tamii05)
    Thanks, I'm a bit nervous about it. I don't know why though, they said you can do it as many times as you want on the same day to pass!

    I hope I remember the basics like the recovery position and stuff
    Have you got someone at home you can practice on first? Just to jog your memory?

    Yes, usually if you fail they let you have another go.

    Usually they ask you to treat a bleed, or treat a broken bong or make a sling.

    Main thing to remember is to check for danger, get a response from the patient, try to work out what went happened, call an ambulance, do a bit of treatment. You don't even need to diagnose the problem.
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    (Original post by Zottula)
    Have you got someone at home you can practice on first? Just to jog your memory?

    Yes, usually if you fail they let you have another go.

    Usually they ask you to treat a bleed, or treat a broken bong or make a sling.

    Main thing to remember is to check for danger, get a response from the patient, try to work out what went happened, call an ambulance, do a bit of treatment. You don't even need to diagnose the problem.
    Thanks, it does seem a lot easier when you put it like that! I'm pretty sure I'll be fine as long as I remember the main things.

    And I tried practicing on my little brother but he didn't enjoy it much...

    But they said we can practice if we arrive early so it'll be okay. Thanks for your advice
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    (Original post by tamii05)
    Thanks, it does seem a lot easier when you put it like that! I'm pretty sure I'll be fine as long as I remember the main things.

    And I tried practicing on my little brother but he didn't enjoy it much...

    But they said we can practice if we arrive early so it'll be okay. Thanks for your advice
    No problem . Most people pass, so don't worry about it! I'm sure you know your stuff anyway. You've had to do it before!
 
 
 
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