Could you help a choking child? #TheChokeables

February 16, 2015

 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.

Could you help a choking child? 

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 they 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’ve had enough and 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…

Giveaway

To help raise awareness of The Chokeables, Boo Roo and Tigger Too are lucky enough to have a St John Ambulance universal compact first aid kit to giveaway to one lucky winner.

To enter leave me a comment telling me if you feel confident to offer first aid in the case of an emergency? then complete the Gleam widget below:

St John Ambulance – Universal compact first aid kit

Disclosure: I have received no financial or product compensation for this post, just sharing a very important cause.

251 Comments

  • kim neville February 16, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Yes I feel confident enough

  • julie pritchard February 16, 2015 at 7:47 am

    in an emergency im sure instinct would kick in and i would be able to stop the choking,i really hope so anyway for all our sakes

  • ravensinead February 16, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Not as confident as I’d like to be

  • Ashleigh Allan February 16, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Not really – I went on a first aid course when my daughter was about 1 but I still think I might panic in an emergency 🙁

  • Patricia Edwards February 16, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Not really, perhaps I should look into it a bit more

  • Angie Hoggett February 16, 2015 at 8:07 am

    not really, I wish I knew more!

  • Leanne Bell February 16, 2015 at 9:40 am

    I’d like to think I’d feel confident enough in an emergency.

  • Liam Bishop February 16, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I would do the best I can!

  • iain maciver February 16, 2015 at 11:14 am

    not as confident as I would love to be

  • Liane February 16, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Yes, fairly confident

  • Jean Vaughan February 16, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Yes, I could- working with children, even before I had my own we had to keep abreast of all first aid for children.This knowledge was passed on to my children who are in turn confident they could do the right thing with theirs.This advert is brilliant- clear and uncomplicated and very memorable.

  • Samantha R February 16, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    I have taken a few courses in the past but I still wouldn’t be massively confident

  • Sarah Pybus February 16, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Not really 🙁 It does scare me that if my children did need urgent first aid I wouldnt know how to help

  • clair downham February 16, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    no i dont im afraid

  • elaine dale February 16, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    not sure, did do a first aid course but a few years ago now

  • marilyn February 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    yes pretty confident

  • Steve Weaver February 16, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Yes, I’d feel confident enough to do so.

  • Paula Barker February 16, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    people say instinct kicks in when you are in an emergency situation,I like to think it would

  • Tracey baker February 16, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Yes I feel very confident should the situation arise!!!

  • charlotte qualter February 16, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    honestly i dont know! could be more knowledgable

  • sarah rees February 16, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    I would like to think so, I work as a support worker so we attend a lot of first aid course to support the job we do.

  • Marion Weir February 16, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    I certainly hope so, I’m a nurse 😀

  • Sue McCarthy February 16, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Never been on a course but I would certainly try to help in whatever way I could

  • gillian burden February 16, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    fairly confident , i hope

  • Tracy Newton February 16, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I think that I would be ok. I would probably panic afterwards.

  • Susan Sargent February 16, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    No I would only a hindrance,

  • Kaci Soderstrom February 16, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Depends what situation it is! I think I know the basics of what to do.. but I think you tend to panic when it actually happens and anything you do know you forget.

  • laura stewart February 16, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    i think i would be ok

  • Lyla February 16, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Not really – I can’t even find my own pulse!

  • Kevin Honey February 16, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Not entirely, but I could make a start

  • kayleigh Bates February 16, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    nope, I done a first aid course years ago but wouldnt be confident

  • Janice Dunn February 16, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    I complete a CPR/Anaphylaxis course every year so I am pretty confident should the situation arise

  • laura banks February 16, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    no not really i know a few basics but not much

  • Julie Ward February 16, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    No I would be useless

  • Miss Tracy Hanson February 16, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    No, but going to classes soon to learn. 🙂

  • Martina Pichova February 16, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    In theory I know what to do but I can’t say I would be confident in real life situation.

  • karen Howden February 16, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Obviously its something that you hope you never need to use but I am confident that I can cope in an emergency. I for one am very grateful for the man who tried to resuscitate my son unfortunately he was unsuccessful

  • Brian Cheney February 16, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    No. Only have common sense, so I would quite like some basic training.

  • Jessica Powell February 16, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    I’ve had training, but I’m still not overly confident to be honest!

  • TONY LONGSTAFF February 16, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    I have done first aid training, but am not always confident in my skills.

  • ZARA February 16, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    Yes, because I’d save someone’s life; all I need now is a first aid kit! 🙂

  • pete c February 16, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    knowledge could be better but I wouldnt back off trying to help someone

  • Brad Start February 16, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    I’m afraid not, so I would love to get some basic training or assistance.

  • gary wilson February 17, 2015 at 12:32 am

    I have had some first aid training so would be quite comfortable with it

  • Ruth Harwood February 17, 2015 at 8:58 am

    It depends on the situation – in serious situations, not really!

  • Claire Hull February 17, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Yes, because I’ve had quite a lot of first aid training

  • Michelle Smith February 17, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I’d be ok with most situations

  • David Thomson February 17, 2015 at 10:34 am

    I would do all I could – basic first aid – but would help any experienced First Aider according to their instructions. Unfortunately, I always seem to be the one likely to need the first aid!

  • Helen Stratton February 17, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    I feel confident in most emergencies.

  • victoria thurgood February 17, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    No i don’t i think i would panic

  • Natalie Gaff February 17, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    I’d like to say yes given the training xx

  • aaron broad February 17, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Not really, I used to be trained in First Aid but has been a while

  • kadir-buxton February 17, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I was tought as a child to put the child’s stomach on your leg, with head near the floor, and bang on the upper back until the object is dislodged, and it works.

  • Gillian Holmes February 17, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Not any more I haven’t done a refresher course recently

  • Ema J Lowe February 17, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    I like to think I would know what to do, but I think that would all just go out the window, especially if it was a child of mine.

  • charlotte February 17, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    I have recently done a first aid course….so confident on the theory! Real life a different question though

  • Rachel Butterworth February 17, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Only confident in basic first aid. Would prefer to know more.

  • Corinne Peat February 17, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    No, it’s been a long time since I practiced first aid!

  • Laura Pritchard February 17, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Not really – I’ve taken paediatric first aid courses before but unless you’re practising it regularly you forget loads immediately!

  • Sophielauren18 February 17, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    I wouldn’t know where to start or what to do but I think I would remain calm in the situation.

  • Lynsey Buchanan February 17, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Yes i do

  • Karen Barrett February 17, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Fairly confident in my skills

  • Jo m welsh February 17, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    I like to think I am ok in an emergency if I had to do it I would

  • Amanda Walsh February 17, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Fairly confident, I am familiar with first aid

  • Jayne February 17, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    No I don’t feel confident

  • John Tingay February 17, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Willing and somewhat able, but not confident!

  • Lorraine Tinsley February 17, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    I’ve been on a first aid course, we have them in work annually, but I still don’t think I would be that confident

  • Siobhan Davis February 17, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    Yes had my training 🙂 x Would love to be considered x

  • sarah birkett February 17, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    I am ashamed to say that the answer would be No

  • Graham Stephens February 17, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    I think so – I’ve had some basic training…

  • ann clements February 17, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    No I would not be confident to give first aid

  • Becky John February 17, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Yes I would feel confident.

  • Caroline H February 17, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    I feel reasonably confident at First Aid but wouldn’t turn down the chance of a refresher course if it was offered.

  • Lois Eaton February 17, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    No, I have had training in the past but not recently.

  • Anthony February 17, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    I have completed the St Johns course and have rarely had to use the skills taught, but I would like to think it would all come flooding back if ever required.

  • Karen Richards February 17, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Not confident but did stop my child choking when he was young. Instinct took over.

  • Natalie Crossan February 17, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    No but I’d like to learn

  • Emma February 17, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    No, I don’t think I do

  • David Bull February 17, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    A scary situation to be in – but feel a bit more confident after watching the video on this page.

  • Peter Lockwood February 17, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    I would not be confident

  • Melisa February 18, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Unfortunately now, I wish I did!

  • Barbara Jane Shaw February 18, 2015 at 1:00 am

    Yes, as a foster carer we have to do a St John’s Ambulance first aid course every three years.

  • David Sweet February 18, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Yes, and I have done so on several occasions

  • Fiona K February 18, 2015 at 6:20 am

    No I don’t feel confident enough

  • Fern February 18, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Yes. Ive done first aid training, not specifically pediatric first aid but im confident enough that i would be okay should the situation arise.

    However 2 children who have eaten ‘proper’ food from 5 months, one child who has fallen down stairs twice, one child who runs with her head looking at the floor so frequently runs into door frames ive never had to do any fist aid. yet.

  • Mrs Rachel Heap February 18, 2015 at 8:16 am

    It depends on the situation I have had First Aid training it was years ago i would certainly try my best

  • hayley berry February 18, 2015 at 8:38 am

    under some circumstances i feel i could deal with things without panicking. It all depends on whats happened.

  • claire blaney February 18, 2015 at 8:58 am

    yes i think as long as you stay calm you can

  • aj February 18, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Not really, I need to have some training.

  • Stephanie Whitehouse February 18, 2015 at 10:08 am

    No – I suspect I’d just freeze

  • Paul T February 18, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Not really. I’d have a go though.

  • Keshia Esgate February 18, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Most circumstances,. yes

  • Keshia Esgate February 18, 2015 at 11:19 am

    In most circumstances I would be confident

  • Miss Potato February 18, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    I would still be unsure as to how comfortable i am doing it

  • Tracey belcher February 18, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    I have done lots of training in the past and have been assured that in a situation it all comes flooding back so yes, not over confident but ‘ish’

  • lynn mitchell February 18, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    no i worry that i will not be able to remember what to do

  • Lisa C February 18, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Yes, my daughter started to choke on a piece of apple. my previous first aid training just kicked in and overtook everything else

  • Becky Griffiths February 18, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    I mostly feel confident. It depends what it is.

  • lynn Heath February 18, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    I have done some basic training at work, but I am sure that I would panic if faced with an emergency at home

  • David Paterson February 18, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    A bit but not a lot

  • Alice Megan February 18, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    I’d hope adrenaline would kick in but I don’t think you can know till you’re in that situation

  • ray becker February 18, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    know a bit need refresher

  • Allan Smith February 18, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I would like to think so but you never know how your going to react when your put in that situation.

  • Christine Lockley February 18, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    I’d like to think I know the basics but until somethings happens you never know how you are going to react – I think it also depends on your relationship with the injured too

  • sam nowog February 18, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    yes I feel confident

  • Vivien Baird February 18, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    I know the basics I don’t know how I would react

  • Eva Appleby February 18, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Pretty much feel confident in an emergency

  • Graham Chealehay February 18, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Mostly confident I could cope

  • Emma nixon February 18, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    I think I have a basic knowledge but would probably go into panic mode and forget…

  • Tanya Camilleri February 19, 2015 at 11:37 am

    I know the basics. I’m thinking about doing a course though now I have two kids of different ages.

  • angela sandhu February 19, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    To be honest i dont think i would cope well

  • Fiona February 19, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    no I don’t think I would. I’d try but worry I’d panic.

  • Natasha Mairs (Serenity You) February 19, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    yes, I know basic first aid

  • Wendy Smith February 19, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    No not confident, but I would do what I could

  • Kay panayi February 19, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    I’m awful in an emergency

  • Rich Tyler February 20, 2015 at 3:30 am

    I’d like to think I’d at least try to help! 🙂

  • Michaela Hannah February 20, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Not really,i do have basic knowledge of first aid but i would be scared i’d forget in an emergency situation

  • Maxine Owen February 20, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Not really, I would try not to panic but it is difficult to.

  • janine atkin February 20, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I think so!

  • Roxanne February 20, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Do what I could

  • winnie February 20, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    i only know the basics so not really :S

  • Monica Gilbert February 20, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    I feel a little confident, but could be much more. I’m expecting to take first aid training soon, so I expect that will increase my confidence level.

  • Karen Knox February 21, 2015 at 2:48 am

    Yes, although it would possibly depend on the nature of the incident x

  • Christine Shelley February 21, 2015 at 9:15 am

    No I’m afraid not

  • katie skeoch February 21, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Probably not, a refresher course would be good!

  • Kristy Brown February 21, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Yes – I’ve been a first aider since I was young and have had quite a few scrapes with the children, everything just kicks in

  • tony allan February 21, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Fairly confident, but could do with more training

  • Fiona R February 21, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Yes I think I’d feel quite confident although when faced with it something it may be a different story :/

  • Cheryl Pasquier February 21, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    I did a first aid course when I was a student but I really should do a refresher course

  • claire woods February 22, 2015 at 9:08 am

    No, I think I’d panic.

  • Marie Booth February 22, 2015 at 11:45 am

    It’s one of my worst fears. I have watched the clip and would definitely try if it happens but I worry I would panic too much

  • Hekna February 22, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    with minor injuries, yes

  • lucy higgins February 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    not totally confident so it would be good to have some training to refresh my memory

  • Christine Dodd February 22, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Yes – I did a course not so long ago

  • Stevie February 24, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    I think I’d panic if I cared about them. I’ve helped strangers before though.

  • Aly February 24, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    I was a Red Cross cadet for a few years when I was a teenager.All my training was put into practice when my youngest at 8 months swallowed a couple of large sequins from a Christmas card made by her older sister.I had to call an ambulance in the end as everything I was doing wasn’t working.

  • Freya Knudsen February 24, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    This is really valuable and it makes me think I should have a first aid kit at home, just in case

  • Anthea Holloway February 25, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    I hope that I know enough first aid to be able to cope in an emergency.

  • Jayne T February 25, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    No I don’t really, my mind always goes blank in an emergency.

  • MichelleD February 25, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Probably not, I could do with some tips!

  • jen morgan February 27, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    I think I would feel fairly confident

  • Michelle Banks February 28, 2015 at 7:32 am

    not really x

  • Spencer Broadley February 28, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    I have had to learn from my times in hospital

  • Scott Fallon March 1, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Yes i do

  • Joanna ButlerSavage March 1, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    refresher training would be great – I learned ages ago

  • Keith Hunt March 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Yes as we have do a course each year.

  • anthony martin March 2, 2015 at 1:44 am

    Was once a trained first aider when i worked in mental health but a refresher would be good, also have the fear nowadays everyone wants to sue everyone if you make a minor mistake x

  • Rosie Holloway March 2, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Not at all – I can do the basic things like putting on a plaster but if there’s too much blood I get squemish and I have no idea about anything else.

  • Jessica Walker March 2, 2015 at 10:12 am

    I wouldn’t feel confident as it is one of my worst fears with my little one but I know what I have to do

  • Michelle Carlin March 2, 2015 at 11:29 am

    No, not really. I should really take a course.

  • @jamesmum15 March 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    I think i would be good in an emergeny.

  • daz92uk March 2, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    yes total but first aid is the best idea

  • Sara JaneG March 3, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Quite I’ve taken a course

  • Paula Phillips March 3, 2015 at 9:40 am

    I hope I would be confident enough now as I have recently taken a first aid course.

  • amyangelmouse March 3, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    I have taken first aid courses at work but its always good to get a refresher.

  • emma falvi March 3, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    i always make sure that i am up to date

  • Jess Mandeville March 3, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    Probably, but it would depend what the emergency was. I’m more confident with certain aspects of first aid than others.

  • lyn burgess March 3, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    I think I would be quite confident with friends and strangers, but would be a little more nervous with my own family

  • James Travis March 3, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    No not really

  • leanne weir March 3, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    I have only taken first aid courses at work

  • Shirley Evans March 3, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    I would feel reasonably confident to do first aid in an emergency

  • christine westlake March 3, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    I have on several occasions – been a trained first aider for 40+ years.

  • Isabelle Smith March 3, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    i know the basics but i should learn more

  • Angi March 4, 2015 at 3:38 am

    I feel confident to deliver adult first aid as was in St. John ambulance for long time but since having children & cannot afford course I hope that reading up will be enough should I ever need to step in for my babies!!!

  • Keith Wallbanks March 4, 2015 at 9:07 am

    I know many of the moves but lack confidence

  • steph lovatt March 4, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Yes I’ve done courses

  • Robyn Logan Clarke March 4, 2015 at 11:30 am

    I’m usually very calm in an emergency, but I’m not sure how I would react if it were my kids, I think it might be time for me to sign up to a first aid course

  • Becca Staples March 4, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Not really, i did a course but that was 15 years ago!! It really should be something i need to re-do x

  • Katherine Coldicott March 4, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Have done a couple of first aid courses so hopefully I’d be OK.

  • katherine b March 4, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I would like to be more confident…

  • donna l jones March 4, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    no not really

  • Helen Allan March 4, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    I have been first aid trained but the last time was a couple of years ago so it would be nice to refresh my training to feel confident again.

  • Eleanor Powell March 4, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    with most things yes

  • Eileen Tingle March 4, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    All I have is common sense I’m afraid. I really ought to get some training.

  • Emma Howard March 4, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I think I would be fairly confident with most first aid emergencies

  • Jenny March 4, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    I’m trained but I’d feel really nervous.

  • Heather Simpson March 4, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Not real;y

  • Lucy Robinson March 4, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    I feel better after watching the clip above. x

  • Caroline Blaza March 4, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    No I don’t think I would be able to.

  • Diana March 4, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    I don’t feel confident :/

  • Rebecca Hodson March 5, 2015 at 8:02 am

    I think I would feel fairly confident in most emergencies as I did previously do my First Aid certificate with the NHS. Although it has been a couple of years, I still check the book regularly as well as information online to see if there have been any recommended changes.

  • Laura Walker March 5, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Not really I’m just about to have a baby so would like to attend one of the free first aid courses that are on offer to boost my confidence

  • Vickie Jackson March 5, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Once the panic subsided (everyone has a moment of panic) I feel quite confident that I’d be able to do the basics

  • Kate Cass March 5, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I know I have what I need to be able to help in an emergency, yes I would be nervous but I think that I’d be able to get past that!

  • Gemma Poulding March 5, 2015 at 10:56 am

    I have done some first aid training but dont feel confident but I think if the time came (hopefully not) I would be able to do something

  • Karen R March 5, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Not at all – I had first aid training years ago, but have always dreaded something happening

  • Em S March 5, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Not really, actually. That’s scary to me.

  • Samantha Sugden March 5, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    no I panic to much

  • trevor linvell March 5, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Only the basics

  • jo liddement March 5, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    I would only feel confident dealing with very basic first aid.

  • chirag p March 5, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    no don’t have the confidence

  • Rachael Pilkington March 5, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Yes, I feel fairly confident with this

  • Alice Hindley March 5, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    No not at all

  • Ken March 5, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Yes I would feel confident

  • Kelly Hooper March 5, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    I would be fairly confident

  • claire wilkinson March 5, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    yep im qualified in first aid for adults, children and babies

  • Sarah Ruse March 5, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Yes, I’ve been a trained first aider for years.

  • Sheri Darby March 5, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    No, I wish I did

  • Graham Ashworth March 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Sorry, but i dont do first aid very well 🙁

  • julia mason March 5, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Confident but, very scared

  • Char A March 5, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I feel quite confident.

  • Jamie March 5, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    If I had ALL of the equipment then I would be a lot more confident

  • Rebecca Powell March 5, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    I feel quite confident but a first aid kit would massively help

  • jessica newman March 5, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    I would say im not particularly confident AND WOULD LIKE BETTER KNOWLEDGE

  • karen Howden March 5, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    I am very practical during an incident but after I am a blithering wreck

  • Stev Rigby March 5, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I feel a bit rusty

  • Nataliejane March 5, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    I have done a first aid course so think I know what to do but an worried I would panic and go blank.

  • tracey morgan March 5, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    I only know the basics

  • Kerry Lethbridge March 5, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Semi-confident I’m pretty good in a crisis and know what to do but I’m not sure how I’d cope with my own babies

  • amanda.greensmith March 5, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    i feel quite confident having past my first aid 3 times x

  • Carol Phile March 5, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    I used to be confident but I need to.update my knowledge

  • Patricia Avery March 5, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    Reasonably confident as I have had some First Aid training, but I don’t think anybody can feel complacent 🙂

  • katie w March 5, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Only basic stuff, my sister is a paramedic so she has soon me a few basic things.

  • Monika S March 5, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Yes, I think I am

  • Ellie Spider March 5, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    I’m pretty confident I would know what to do in a first aid emergency – I am the first aider for my place of work and have done a paediatric update too – the main thing is not to panic!

  • Caroline Louise Wood March 5, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    I’d feel confident Yes as I have in past helped my own child when he were chocking as a toddler it’s important as a parent to have at least basic knowledge

  • Tina L-D March 5, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    would say I’m confident. I usually get neighbors knocking on our door if one of the kids has had an injury

  • Adam Curson March 6, 2015 at 12:45 am

    I had to do a 1st aid course for work 2 months ago. This was one thing I actually remember due to having 2 children under 3.

  • alice lightning March 6, 2015 at 1:12 am

    I have already had to use quick response when my son had severe epilepsy fits very scary to witness indeed and my daughter fell and split her head open ended up taking to hospital a first aid kit is very important in the home panic then instinct usually kick in super giveaway to win

  • Michelle Wild March 6, 2015 at 4:05 am

    No, I don’t think I am.

  • John Mcgovern March 6, 2015 at 4:35 am

    I know from experience that I can and have given first aid in real emergencies. However i have no proper training and that would mean that I would not intervene if trained first aiders are nearby.

  • heather harris March 6, 2015 at 7:07 am

    I am fairly confident

  • Lorraine mabbitt March 6, 2015 at 9:06 am

    I know the basics but would properly panic.

  • Maria Jane Knight March 6, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I feel a little rusty, i think it must be almost 7 years ago that i had my first aid training.

  • Susan Ocock March 6, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Not really although it might depend upon who it was. I have given first aid in an emergency when it involved one of my nearest and dearest, but don’t know if I would be as confident with a stranger

  • Colette Sheran March 6, 2015 at 10:44 am

    In theory but I don’t know about practice

  • Jackie ONeill March 6, 2015 at 10:46 am

    No not very confident

  • Harley March 6, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Not as confident as I should be x

  • Emily Knight March 6, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    I did a first aid course years ago, and am sure it would come back to me if I needed it… x

  • DrEmily March 6, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Everyone should know basic first aid

  • Kevin Minihane March 6, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Being a first aider at work I have to say yes?

  • ZOE SPINNER March 6, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I feel confident but you can always learn more

  • Helen Garner March 6, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    don’t feel that confident

  • Susan Pringle March 6, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Not as much as I would like to be.

  • Barbara Handley March 6, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Not really as I have health problems. I need to know more in order to advise someone else what to do.

  • Jill fairbank March 6, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    i know a little but not a lot at all

  • Phillip James Davies March 6, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Yes I am O.K.! 🙂

  • Jo-Anne holton March 6, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Id like to think so, ive had lots of training!!

  • Erica Price March 6, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Bit mixed – ok with some things and not with others

  • Sarah Davies March 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Not entirely confident. There are some things I would be ok with.

  • Dawn Totton March 6, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Not 100% confident to be honest!

  • Val Pownall March 6, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Minor things maybe!

  • teresa sheldon March 6, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    I’d like to think I could cope in a crisis however it the thought of it really scares

  • Karis March 6, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Not at all.

  • Janet Rumley March 6, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    I used to be confident but realistically I could now do with a refresher course.

  • Elaine Livingstone March 6, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    yes I am happy to raise to the challenge

  • Victoria B March 6, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Yes, I have had some basic training.

  • Tasha Patterson March 6, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Yes, I used to be a nurse so confident in that area.

  • Anne Woodthorpe March 6, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Yes I do.

  • cathie west March 6, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    I did a basic first aid course when my kids attended the St Johns years ago. i also keep a small fold out *what to do in an emergency booklet* i keep that in my bag. never know if u will need it.

  • tishist March 6, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    I wouldn’t feel that confident

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