Course duration: 2 day.
This qualification is made up of two units, and in order to receive this award, you must achieve success in both units.
This qualification is recognised nationally as a Level 3 award in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and as a Level 6 award in Scotland. Therefore, upon completion of this course, you can be recognised by an employer as a First Aider towards meeting the employer’s duties under the Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, and you may count the qualification accreditation towards your formal general educational development. Added to this, you will be refreshing your knowledge and competence to administer first aid and basic life support, which is an extremely valuable life skill to have - for you, your employer as well as friends and family.
What you will learn
This course is split into 2 Units. By the end of Unit 1 (day 1) you will have refreshed and updated to be able to
- Identify the role and responsibilities of a First Aider.
- Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others.
- Identify the need for establishing consent to provide First Aid.
- Complete an accident report form.
- Identify the First Aid equipment that should be available in a workplace.
- Describe the safe use of First Aid equipment.
- Conduct a scene survey.
- Conduct a primary survey of a casualty.
- Give examples of when to call for help.
- Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness.
- Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing.
- Explain why it is important to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position.
- Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position.
- Manage a casualty who is in seizure.
- Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.
- Demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin.
- Describe how to identify a casualty with a
- Partially blocked airway
- Completely blocked airway
- Administer First Aid to a casualty who is choking.
- Identify the types of external bleeding.
- Control external bleeding.
- Recognise shock.
- Administer First Aid to a casualty who is in shock.
- Administer First Aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises.
- Administer First Aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds.
- Administer First Aid to a casualty with small splinters.
By the end of Unit 2 you will ahav erefreshed and updated to be able to
Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history.
- Conduct a head to toe survey.
- Recognise suspected:
- Sprains and strains
- Administer first aid for:
- Sprains and strains
- Recognise suspected;
- Skull fracture
- Cerebral compression
- Spinal injury
- Recognise the different types of chest injury.
- Administer first aid for a chest injury.
- Recognise the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds.
- Administer first aid for burns involving:
- Dry heat
- Wet heat
- Give examples of common eye injuries.
- Administer first aid for eye injuries involving:
- Embedded objects
- Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body.
- Administer immediate first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning.
- Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning.
- Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis.
- Recognise anaphylaxis.
- Administer immediate first aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis.
- Recognise major illnesses including:
- Heart Attack
Be able to conduct a secondary survey.
Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints.
Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries.
Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries.
Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with burns and scalds.
Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with an eye injury.
Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning.
Be able to administer First Aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis
Be able to provide First Aid to a casualty with suspected major illness.