I have just completed the LAM First Aid course having booked up early. The instructor was Jim Foster.
Without a doubt, the course that Jim presented to us at Tatsfield was the most informative and practical that I have undertaken. My background was such that I must have been privy to at least twenty first aid courses and sadly seen everything from drunks, drugs, hangings, stabbings, domestic violence and of course road traffic collisions.
Attendance on a good first aid course is a 'No Brainer' in my opinion. If you add in the delays currently being experienced in getting an injured party treated by a professional, then this becomes even more important.
Jim has a smart approach, does not treat you as an idiot, makes you feel involved without embarrassment and for LAM utilises your own motorcycle jacket/Helmet to illustrate the difficulties that Motorcycle patients present.
I had never tried to get someone in motorcycle jacket into the recovery position - in short you can't!
What are you going to do at home or at a restaurant when someone starts to choke? Jim explains the answer covering baby to adult. He is good at his job!