Ruth Cambridge My poor class this afternoon had to put up with my singing. You see, the trouble is I have forgotten where I put my glasses. I’ve been without them for 24 hours now, and it’s not good. Although I can kind of squint my way through life without my trusty specs, it is uncomfortable, and it is hard work, and it tires out my aging brain. The effort of this makes me forget other things; it’s like some great domino-run of forgetfulness . Today I also forgot to take my phone to class – I normally use it to play some music while everyone is practising their CPR – a song at the right temp can make the practice more fun and memorable, but today my lack of phone meant the poor attendees had to put up with me belting out ‘Nellie the Elephant’ while they did their chest compressions. Kind of ironic that my forgetfulness lead to me singing about Elephants! On leaving the class I also forgot where I had put my car keys, panicked calmly looked for them, found them in the depths of my bag, and then the next minute I forgot where I had put the car. I walked right past it in the car park, then decided that it was stolen, and then realised it wasn’t where I thought it was at all and I was looking in the wrong place. Is it just me? Forgetting stuff is so annoying! I can slow us down, make us less efficient, and can have a real impact on everything else in our day. First aid is no exception; can you remember what to do? As with other parts of our lives, forgetfulness in a first aid emergency could slow us down and make us less efficient, which could have life-changing consequences. Our recommendation (in line with all other First Aid trainers) is that first aid training should be repeated at least every three years, to make sure you can remember what to do and have the most up-to-date information. Don’t forget! Book your class now: mini-first-aid-low-res-20