First Aid

First aid training - an essential life skill with Somerset Army Cadets

All cadets receive training in first aid as it’s a core subject within the Army Proficiency Certificate syllabus.

In basic cadet training this amounts to safety awareness and ensuring that every cadet knows how to contact the emergency services. As you progress through the syllabus you will be expected to gain the skills necessary for an externally recognised youth first aid qualification.

Many cadets have used their first aid skills to save lives in real situations.

Each year there are a series of national competitions for the best Army Cadets to go up against teams from other Cadet Forces, as well as schools, Scouts and the St John Ambulance organisation.

Essential links for St John Ambulance and their outstanding training videos can be found below.

St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance First Aid Videos

How to Do a Primary Survey

First Aid for Spinal Injuries

How to Do Primary Survey for Babies

How to Do the Recovery Position

How to Give CPR on an Adult

How to Make a Sling

How to Treat Allergic Reactions

How to Treat an Angina Attack

How to Treat an Asthma Attack

How to Treat Broken Bones

How to Treat Burns or Scalds

How to Treat Dehydration

How to Treat Frostbite

How to Treat Head Injuries

How to Treat a Heart Attack

How to Treat Heatstroke & Symptoms

How to Treat Seizures (Fits) In Adults

How to Treat Seizures in Children

How to Treat Shock

How to Treat Severe Bleeding

How to Treat Sunburn

How to Treat Swallowed Poisons

How to Use a Defibrillator (AED)

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