Teaching First Aid:

Course outcomes:

Understand the role of a first aider in regard to:

  • The importance of preventing cross infection
  • The need for recording and/or reporting incidents and accident
  • Assessing a scenario and circumstances to ensure they act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Can perform CPR to current protocols, and understand the differential for drowning.
  • Understand the importance of the recovery position and the need to modify it for small spaces.
  • Can administer first aid to those who are unconscious
  • Can identify types of external bleeding and control bleeding
  • Can use appropriate dressings, bandages and other first aid equipment available, including improvised dressings and bandages.
  • Understand the term shock, recognise and treat it
  • Can recognise and understands the treatment for hypothermia following immersion and/or exposure.
  • Recognise the signs of a reduced level of response, with particular reference to serious head injuries.
  • Can administer suitable first aid for:
  • breathing difficulties
  • choking
  • chest pain
  • seasickness
  • diabetic emergency
  • anaphylaxis
  • hyperthermia
  • fractures
  • seizures
  • burns, including scalds, chemical and electrical
  • minor injuries including small cuts, grazes, bruises and small splinters
  • Can choose suitable first aid equipment

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