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First Aid

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Qualification Overview

The purpose of this course is for learners to attain the knowledge and practical competences required to deal with the range of emergency first aid situations. The course is one unit, Emergency First Aid at Work.

The aims are for learners to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective first aid in emergency situations with an understanding of the role of the first aider including equipment, record keeping and basic hygiene.

The learning outcomes are based on the recommendations of Resuscitation Council (UK) and Skills for Health Assessment Principles for First Aid Qualifications. This unit meets The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 in respect of First Aid at Work.

Course length

The qualification is for 6 contact learning hours.

Certification and re-qualification

Course certificates will be valid for 3 years from the date of the end of the first aid course.

Intended audience

This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of low risk first aid situations.

Assessment

Formative assessment will be conducted throughout the course.

Course Content

Understanding the role and responsibilities of an emergency first aider

  • The role and responsibilities of an emergency first aider.
  • Minimising the risk of infection.
  • Completing an incident report form where necessary.

Assessing an incident

  • Assessment of the scene and the casualty, calling for help and assistance. Checking vital signs.

Management of an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally

  • Accident Procedure, hygiene and infection control.
  • Assessing casualty’s level of consciousness.
  • Checking casualty’s airway and breathing.
  • Placing into recovery position that maintains an open airway.

Management of an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally

  • Recognising cardiac arrest
  • Practicing use of Automated External Defibrillators
  • Administering effective cardio-pulmonary resuscitation

Recognising and assisting a casualty who is choking

  • Choking – Partial and full, adult vs child.

Management of a casualty who is wounded and bleeding

  • Controlling severe external bleeding.
  • Bandaging, dressings, treatment of injuries, amputation.

 Management of a casualty who is in shock

  • Signs and symptoms of shock
  • Management of a casualty who is in shock
  • Treating a casualty who is in seizure

Treatment of minor injuries

  • Treatment of small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds.

Assessment is done by observation by the tutor throughout the course. The maximum class size is 10.

 

NEXT COURSE DATE

26 January 2020

FEES

The full day course fee is £60, with MTI students paying £50. Payment is required in full before the course day.

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Emergency First Aid at Work



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