Second Wind, that sounds like battle experience. Having trained soldiers (although I was fortunate that "our" war never happened) and medical staff, I totally agree: Basic life saving skills are teachable to pretty much everyone. The important point, I have found, is repetition. In the days after a first aid course everyone is fired up, but the amount of knowledge and skills retained declines to the square of time relapsed! Thus my suggestion of little "training games". I mean this quite seriously, it works very well! And always remember the KISS - principle...
Originally Posted by Second Wind