Basic First Aid
First aid is the provision of initial care for an illness or injury. It is usually performed by non-experts (or sometimes by an expert in case of an emergency), but trained personnel to a sick or injured person until definitive medical treatment can be accessed. Certain self-limiting illnesses or minor injuries may not require further medical care past the first aid intervention. It generally consists of a series of simple and in some cases, potentially life-saving techniques that an individual can be trained to perform with minimal equipment.
Having the right number of appropriately trained first aiders in your workplace is important for helping your business meet its legal obligations, safeguarding you financially, and ensuring the safety and wellbeing of your staff.
At the end of this session, delegates will be able to:
- Assess emergency situations and carry out appropriate action, including informing emergency services
- Carry out artificial ventilation and chest compressions
- Place casualty into the recovery position and knowledge to use this position
- Clear obstructed airway
- Control severe bleeding
- Recognise and treat shock
- Understand the requirements of a first aid kit and how to report accidents in the workplace
- Deal with burns and scolds
- Recognise and treat fractures
- Preparing to respond
- The EMS system
- Check, Call, Care
- Priorities of first aid and managing the scene
- Airway emergencies
- Breathing and circulation emergencies
- First aid for respiratory and cardiac arrest
- Wound care
What Will I Learn?
- The program will be conducted through lectures, video sessions, role plays, class discussions, and practical demonstration.
- The learning will have four fundamental principles which will be:
- Highly engaging (methods that talk to the ‘head and heart’)
- Interactive (mix of experience, discussion and practice)
- Innovative (latest thinking & tools) and
- Encourage participation (a ‘Socratic’ learning methodology applied) so that delegates take ownership of their own development and future behaviour.