European first aid training course

Just finished last week a first aid training course at Portuguese Red Cross. It’s a 12h course with a hands on approach, on subjects like burns, bleedings, choking, victim transportation, getting help, bonds, cpr, and so on. This is a very usefull course, with (in)formation that can make a real difference in some emergency situations in someone’s (can be yourself) life and/or life quality.

The question is: Why in 12 years of mandatory school you actually don’t learn anything about this issue?

You have to learn so many useless stuff – best regards to my History teacher and the Barbarians invasion for example – and this knowledge is kept out of the formal educational system.