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Project Chesed's Paediatric First- Aid Course
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Thursday 16th June 2016

For the first time, US Project Chesed together with Radlett United Synagogue offered an introductory Paediatric First- Aid Course to Radlett members. The session was led by Daniel Morris from Learn2Rescue. The topics covered included baby illnesses, emergency protocol, contents of a first aid kit, recovery position for babies, CPR for children and babies and choking and aspiration.

With Daniel’s enthusiasm and extensive knowledge, the course was educational as well as very hands-on. Each participant was given a baby/child dummy to practice CPR. Despite the course being a serious topic, the atmosphere was relaxed and lively. The participants learned compressions by following the beats and rhythms to the songs “Staying Alive” and “Rescue Me.”  

Vicki Elgott, who attended the course commented, “definitely, a great intro into first aid. The presentation was very clear and I took home some great tips on what to do.”

Orah Barnett, Chesed Liasion Officer said, “We had expected this topic to appeal to young couples, but we were delighted to see everything from first time grandparents to new parents. We are happy that Project Chesed could provide such an important service. As it says in (Mishnah, Sanhendrin 4:5), “ whoever saves a life it is as if they have saved a whole world.”  

Project Chesed will be offering more of these courses to communities throughout the United Synagogue. For further information, please contact Orah Barnett at the US Chesed office at 020 8343 6238 or at