Attend a first-aid course

Perhaps there is some symbolic value in finishing the first item on my 101-in-1001 list, which is what I accomplished yesterday and Tuesday the week before. I have attended a six-hour first-aid course organised by the Red Cross (free of charge, thank you very much for everything) focusing mainly on basic first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Last time I did something like this was roughly eight years ago. Since then, I have changed (this time I did it voluntarily because I wanted to learn) and procedures have changed (they have been simplified).

Admittedly, most of what was taught I already knew beforehand, but there were parts I had forgotten or simply did not know. I do not know if the skills acquired would actually help in a case of emergency, but I believe they enhance self-confidence, which probably leads to an increased probability of being able to do at least something to help. Perhaps I will attend other courses, because I think this is something I ought to know more about, not only because it would be a pity not having the necessary skills, but also because the courses are interesting in themselves.

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