Duration: 6 - 8 Hours (depending on class size and experience)
Target Group: Any person(s) who, as part of their working duties, work with either the public or on a closed site. There is a legal duty of care for employers to provide sufficient first aiders in case of emergencies.
Aims: The aim of the course is to give delegates basic knowledge on how to deal with medical emergencies, making casualties secure until paramedics arrive or providing basic medical attention for small injuries.
Course Content: This course can be tailored to meet client’s specific needs and particular industry.
The course is a mixture of theory and practical using props, videos, power point, staged equipment and dummies for resuscitation.
- Burns and scolding injuries how they are caused and the best way to treat an injured person. - Small cuts and abrasions, the likely causes and the best way to treat an injured person - Large cuts and lacerations what is the best way to treat an injured person - Infections and diseases that can be contracted from having open wounds and poor hygiene - How to dress a burn and open cut using bandages and the best way to stem bleeding - How to deal with a patient who is choking and how to perform the Heimlich Manoeuvre. - How to identify that the patient has a broken limb and the best way to make the patient comfortable - How to identify patients going into shock and the best way to treat it. - How to identify a person going into hypoglycaemic state and the best treatment - How to put a patient into the recovery position and check that air waves are clear/ - How to perform heart massage on a patient and administer emergency oxygen input. - How to identify heart attacks and strokes and the best treatment available.
The delegates will be assessed by the instructor throughout the day and competence will be checked on individual and group tasks set.
The course either has new dates in data loading, or is only run as a dedicated or In Company course.