I seem to notice a common trend in civilians who get 1st aid certified or other basic medical training. They don't practice these ever so important skills! Why don't they practice because there isn't a lot of good resources how to train these skills after your class. Hopefully this will start to get people thinking on what they can be doing to improve these crucial life saving skills.
The standard for most people is to get 1st aid and CPR certified in a day course. Then go a few years never revisiting these skills unless god forbid they have an emergency. Just like firearms training or anything else these are perishable skills.
We certainly wouldn't want a surgeon operating on us who only practiced in a classroom a few days every couple of years now would we. While I myself don't practice medical drills nearly as much as I like I am always looking for ways to grow and keep my skills sharp. I've purchased duplicates on most of my medical equipment to open the packages and get familiar with it. I'll occasionally practice applying a tourniquet on various limbs of myself or another willing trainer.
I'm curious to hear others thoughts about a new program available by ME Drills available as an APP on apple or android. While we can't practice the physical skills it does allow us to practice the order and remember the proper techniques. While my thought is this certainly won't replace good hands on training and practice its a great way for people to supplement their medical skills practice for a reasonable price.
They have several subscription services to include those offered continue education credits. Starting at $23.99 for a year going up to $49.99 or you can also purchase individual modules $3.99 each.
Visit www.medrills.com for more information and a complete list of training modules covered.