At what age do you teach a child about first aid basics, or is it possible to te

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (4 posts)
  1. alexandriaruthk profile image74
    alexandriaruthkposted 7 years ago

    At what age do you teach a child about first aid basics, or is it possible to teach them at all?

    Many times we hear stories how children save lives of their siblings, friends or relatives in times of emergencies. At what age can you possible teach a child the basic of first aids like cpr etc?

  2. ahmed.b profile image70
    ahmed.bposted 7 years ago

    I think at the age of 6-7 children are ready to absorb such things. You do not have to tell them this is "First Aid" and no need to tell them about any firs aid medicine. And start telling them about commonly found children injuries. Like if some child falls from a high wall there could be chances that he or would have broken some bone of led or arm. And if any your friend is caught in such a situation should help him to lay properly and in natural position.
    That is you have to give them knowledge in informal way in a story like method. And at the age of 10  or 11 there are proper first aid courses for children in different countries. You now get them admitted to have a formal first aid training.

  3. MisterH profile image61
    MisterHposted 7 years ago

    I think you can teach children as young as 4 or 5 that if a grown-up is ill and can't help themselves then they need to pick up the phone and dial whatever number is appropriate for your country.  Lives have been saved that way.

  4. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image58
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 7 years ago

    I taught CPR and first aid for the American Red Cross for nearly 20 years and have taught children as young as 3 years of age ballet and dog bite prevention. I think that children can learn something at any age. It's just a matter of paring down the material to their level of understanding. They can and should learn what to do in an emergency - that is how to call for help. They should learn how to stay safe and they can learn how to do CPR and some basic first aid. However, due to their limited strength and lung volume they cannot provide CPR like an adult would. That said, what they can do is dependent on their size, even more than their age. Each child is different as well, so chronological age is not the sole determining factor either. What a child can learn depends on his age, size, individual intellectual ability, temperament, etc., but every child should be taught the basics, including how to call for emergency assistance and how to stay safe.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)