Course Duration: 6 hours tuition
On completion of training, successful candidates should be able to:
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.
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is not breathing.
- 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 or has fainted.
- Provide appropriate first aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters).
The training should include all the above elements but where practicable, can be tailored to meet the needs of individuals and/or their employers.
Each candidate will receive a folder containing a first aid manual, a resuscitation face shield, notebook and pen and other relevant handouts.
Each candidate will be continually assessed throughout this course.
On successful completion 2 certificates will be issued, one A4 display certificate and one wallet size certificate. Certification is valid for 3 years and it is recommended that a 3 hour refresher course is attended annually.
On expiry the one day course should be attended in full again.