This course is designed to give candidates effective skills in both the practical tasks and theoretical knowledge of first aid. On completion candidates would be able to deal competently with injuries and/or illnesses and maintain the care and comfort of the casualty in the initial stages until professional help arrives.
Who Should Attend:
Any candidates wishing to renew their First Aid at Work Certificate and to be updated on new procedures and/or legislation.
- Understand the role of the first-aider, including reference to:
- The importance of preventing cross-infection
- The need for recording incidents and actions
- Use of available equipment
- Assess the situation and circumstances in order
- To act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency:
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure)
- Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
- Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).
- Administer first aid to a casualty with: injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries, chest injuries, burns, scalds, eye injuries, sudden poisoning and anaphylactic shock.
- Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes)
Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate of attendance that is valid for 3 years.
All candidates will be given an up to date First Aid manual for their personal use.
Candidates can renew their certificates up to 3 months prior to the expiry date and no later than 28 days after the expiry date.
Current First Aid certificates must be produced prior to the course.