The best first aid training videos

Showing videos during first aid training is a great way to make first aid classes more fun and interactive! Videos also help highlight some key first aid points such as the importance of early CPR and defibrillation in cardiac arrest.

Here’s our list of the best first aid training videos we’ve found on YouTube: 

Bondi Beach resuscitation

A classic first aid training video! This shows lifeguards on Bondi Beach resuscitating a patient pulled from the water. It shows the patient in a pattern of breathing known as agonal breathing.

Also the video is good for highlighting the importance of early CPR and defibrillation. The protocols shown in the video are out of date.

The bystander effect

This shocking video shows bystanders walking past someone in need of help due to a phenomenon known as ‘The Bystander Effect’. This video is good for promoting discussion in first aid training about why people might not act during an emergency situation 

Epilepsy first aid

This video is produced by Epilepsy Action, a charity based in the United Kingdom. It demonstrates nicely the first aid for a seizure as well as showing what a full blown tonic-clonic seizure looks like. 

Mr Bean

So perhaps this isn’t 100% accurate….but this video is a great way to break the ice or put nerves at ease during a first aid course! One of our favourites. 

Do you use any first aid training videos during classes? Please let us know by leaving a comment! 🙂 

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John Furst

JOHN FURST is an experienced emergency medical technician and qualified first aid and CPR instructor. John is passionate about first aid and believes everyone should have the skills and confidence to take action in an emergency situation.

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  1. iqfirstaid says:

    Today, life is so hectic and all of us are stressed because lots of pressure we face in routine life and that’s why we need to concentrate on our health more. Problem is most of us hasn’t that much time to care our self? So, what happen when we didn’t care (heart stroke, fainting and many more)?
    So what is the solution for this problem when we don’t have time for our health? Yes, guys you are in the right way of thinking. Why don’t you learn some simple but important techniques of first aid? These techniques are really important and these can save life of your closer one, a stranger or even yours.
    Good thing is, if you want to learn the basics, then there are lots of online videos or even online classes provider and from there you can definitely learn some basic but important techniques and if you want to learn high level techniques, and then please find out some of the best institutes where you can get these classes.

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