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41 Is it necessary? – opinions and experiences about first aid education in childhood – pilot study
  1. B Banfai1,
  2. A Pandur1,
  3. B Schiszler1,
  4. B Radnai1,
  5. H Banfai-Csonka2,
  6. J Betlehem1
  1. 1University of Pécs Faculty of Health Sciences Institute of Emergency Care and Health Pedagogy, Hungary
  2. 2University of Pécs, Department of Emergency Medicine, Hungary


Aim Starting first aid education in early childhood can be an effective method of knowledge transfer. Our aim was to examine first aid education related opinions of kindergarten- and primary school children, educators, and parents.

Method Eight-hundred seventy-one people (700 kindergarten- and primary school children, 29 educators, 142 parents) were involved in our study. Opinions were measured with self-edited questionnaires, containing mainly open questions.

Results Based on the answers, the majority of children (90%) enjoyed our programme, they would like to participate further first aid programmes in the future. General opinions of parents and educators about first aid education in childhood were mainly positive, but they also gave negative ones. The majority of participants (>90%) had a positive opinion about our completed programme.1 Based on the opinions of parents and educators first aid education is recommended by health care professionals. Opinions were independent from gender (p=0.302), age (p=0.512), time of working with children (p=0.251).

Conclusion Children’s opinion about the first aid programme were mainly positive. General opinions of parents and educators were different, but were positive related our programme. Based on this results opinions can change with concrete activities and can make first aid education more popular/acceptable by laypeople.


  1. . Banfai B, Pek E, Pandur A, Csonka H, Betlehem J. ‘The year of first aid’: Effectiveness of a 3-day first aid programme for 7–14-year-old primary school children. Emerg Med J2017;34:526–32.

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