3 DAY - LEVEL 3 AWARD IN FIRST AID AT WORK COURSE (RQF)

Description

The TQUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) is aimed at learners already working or preparing to work in industry. The qualification is usually delivered as a three-day programme of training and assessment for learners to allow them to be first aiders in the workplace.
The qualification has recommended course duration of 3 days; however, the course duration may be increased to meet additional learning needs if required but not reduced.
The qualification develops learner’s knowledge, understanding and skills in the following areas: roles and responsibilities of the First Aider; assessing an incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness, assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness, chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis. The objectives of the qualification include supporting a role in the workplace and giving learners personal growth and engagement in learning.

What you will learn

This course is split into 2 Units. By the end of Unit 1 (day 1) you will be able to:

 Understand the role and responsibilities of a First Aider.
o Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider
o Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
o Identify the need for consent to provide first aid
 Be able to assess an incident.
o Conduct a scene survey
o Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
o Summon appropriate assistance when necessary
 Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty.
o Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
o Demonstrate CPR using a manikin
o Justify when to place a casualty into the recovery position
o Demonstrate how to place a casualty into the recovery position
o Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure
 Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking.
o Identify when choking is:
 mild
 severe
o Demonstrate how to administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
 Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding.
o Identify the severity of external bleeding
o Demonstrate control of external bleeding
 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock.
o Recognise a casualty who is suffering from shock
o Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries.
o Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with:
 small cuts
 grazes
 bruises
 small splinters
o Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds
Role and Responsibilities: may include reference to: preventing cross infection; the need for recording incidents and actions; safe use of available equipment; assessing an incident; summoning assistance; prioritising treatment; dealing with post incident stress.
Others may include: Casualty receiving first aid; work colleagues; other people within the workplace environment.
Consent: Learners should be aware of the need for consent on a continual basis when providing first aid. Implied consent can be assumed when treating an unresponsive casualty.
When necessary: Learners should be able to evaluate a situation to determine when to summon further assistance and what type of assistance to request.
When to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation: must include agonal gasps. CPR must include: ‘correct placement of AED pads’ and ‘follows AED instructions’. Recovery Position: a position that maintains a stable open draining airway.
Administer first aid: Provide appropriate help to a casualty, manage the situation and seek appropriate assistance when necessary.
Seizure: relates to a generalised seizure.
First aiders should be suspicious of cardiac arrest in any casualty presenting with seizure.
Shock: hypovolaemic shock (resulting from blood loss)
This course is split into 2 Units. By the end of Unit 2 you will be able to
 Be able to conduct a secondary survey
o Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history.
o Demonstrate how to conduct a head to toe survey.
 Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints:
o Recognise suspected:
 Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and strains
 Identify how to administer first aid for: Fractures, Dislocations, Sprains and strains
 Demonstrate how to apply: a support sling, an elevated sling
 Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
o Recognise suspected: Head Injury, Spinal Injury
o Identify how to administer first aid for a suspected head injury
o Demonstrate how to administer first aid for a suspected spinal injury
 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries:
o Recognise a suspected:
 Flail chest, Penetrating chest injury
 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds:
o Identify the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds
o Identify how to administer first aid for burns involving:
 Dry heat, Wet heat, Electricity, Chemicals
 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with an eye injury.
o Identify how to administer first aid for eye injuries involving:
 Dust, Chemicals, Embedded objects
 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning.
o Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body
o Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning
o Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning
 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis:
o Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis
o Recognise suspected anaphylaxis
o Identify how to administer first aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis
 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness:
o Recognise suspected:
 Heart Attack, Stroke, Epileptic seizure, Asthma attack, Diabetic emergency
o Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty suffering from:
o Heart Attack, Stroke, Epileptic seizure, Asthma attack, Diabetic emergency
Head to toe survey: must be conducted on a casualty with a continually monitored or protected airway (e.g. a conscious casualty or a casualty placed in the recovery position).

Recognise: to include signs and/or symptoms of the condition and/or where appropriate mechanism of injury.

Administer first aid: Provide appropriate help to a casualty, manage the situation and seek appropriate assistance when necessary.
Head injury: includes concussion, compression and skull fracture. The learner is not expected to differentiate between these conditions.

Asthma attack: may include assisting a casualty to use a spacer device and to take their own inhaler.
Diabetic emergency: should focus on the condition of hypoglycaemia.

Further information

Green Cross Training
Provider:
Green Cross Training
Duration:
3 Days
Price:
-
Availability:
Scheduled dates
Course type:
Classroom
Locations:
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Building 10, Candy Lane
Bothwell Bridge Business Park
Hamilton
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