- By: Suneeta Kochhar, Stephen French
Many websites give information about attending first aid courses and training, but few give factual information to the public for free. The two largest first aid providers are St John Ambulance (www.sja.org.uk) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (www.redcross.org.uk),which have branches in many countries. The following are reviews of websites that give instructions on first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
The BBC offers an interactive first aid course (www.bbc.co.uk/health/first_aid_action). The site aims to clear common misconceptions in first aid, provides a first aid quiz to test and consolidate knowledge, and provides video clips with example scenarios. These are designed for the user to see the practical application of their skills and to gain confidence. The video clips themselves are based on a popular television series 999. This site is highly recommended; it is easy to navigate with quick links to the skill in which you would