A recent study has highlighted how important regular refresher training is, in First Aid. The study, which conducted a wide ranging research review, found that life support knowledge and skills can deteriorate over time, even for healthcare professionals.
The study showed that individuals can start to forget what they learn as early as 6 weeks following training. It also showed a gradual decline in knowledge and skills over time, following life support training.
Interestingly, the research also revealed that First Aid and life support skills, deteriorate faster than knowledge.
The results of this study have highlighted the importance of regular refresher First Aid training so that First Aiders can maintain their life saving competencies.