Basic First Aid

Course Aim:

A half day course designed to introduce learners to the techniques required for Basic First Aid including life support.

Course Duration:

3 Hours

Who Should Attend:

All Members of Staff

Contents of Course:

  • To give information so learners can:
  • Preserve Life
  • Prevent Worsening
  • Promote Recovery

At the end of the course all candidates will have covered, understood and demonstrated the following:

  • The chain of survival
  • Unconscious casualty – primary survey
  • How to approach a casualty safely
  • How to check for a response
  • How to open the airway
  • How to perform a head-chin tilt lift
  • How to check for breathing
  • Understanding what agonal breathing is
  • How to perform chest compressions
  • How and when to give rescue breaths
  • How to perform continued CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation}
  • Understand and use a training AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • How to recognise and treat a casualty with a FBAO (Foreign Body Airway Obstruction)
  • How to put a breathing casualty into the recovery position
  • When, how and what to inform the emergency services
  • How to recognise, treat and respond to:
    1. Wounds and bleeding
    2. Burns
    3. Heart attack
    4. Shock
    5. Other common ailments
  • The reporting and recording process when in a working environment

All of the above modules are performed within the recommendations of the United Kingdom and European Resuscitation Guidelines.

This course is available in our dedicated Colchester training room, if you would like to book this course or request more information about doing a training session nearer your business please fill out the fields below

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