During this 3 day course, learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of first aid situations; including...
- Roles and responsibilities of both first aiders and paediatric first aiders
- Assessing an incident
- Casualty assessment
- Managing an unresponsive casualty
- Recovery position
- CPR and defibrillation
- Heart attack and angina
- Febrile convulsions
- Head, neck and spinal injuries
- Wounds, bleeding and hypovolaemic shock
- Chest injuries
- Dislocations, sprains, and strains
- Burns and scalds
- Minor injuries
- Eye, nose and ear injuries
- Electric shock
- Incident reporting
During the course each learner will be continuously assessed by the trainer on practical scenarios, including...
- CPR and safe use of an AED
- Choking casualty
- Unconscious casualty
- Wounds, bleeding and shock
- Secondary survey
- Management of fractures
In addition each learner will be required to complete multiple choice theory papers based on the course content, which are marked by the trainer at the end of the course.
This course attracts both a QA Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (RQF) and a Paediatric First Aid (RQF) regulated and nationally recognised qualification, which are valid for 3 years.
Once qualified, learners are recommended by the Health & Safety Executive to maintain their first aid skills and knowledge by attending ½ day First Aid at Work Annual Refresher Courses.
To re-qualify as a first aider and paediatric first aider, learners should attend another 3 day First Aid at Work Combined Course or a separate 3 day First Aid at Work Course and 2 day Paediatric First Aid Course on or before the 3 year anniversary of their certificate expiry date.
- Adequate lighting, ventilation & heating for the time of year
- Adequate floor space & coverings for practical sessions
- Close to male / female toilets and hand washing facilities
- A proportionate size for the number of learners
- Adequate exits in case of an emergency / fire
- Free of intrusive noise for uninterrupted learning
- Adequate seating for the number of learners
- Television or digital projector with HDMI connection for the digital presentation
- Aged 16 years or over
- Suitable for the task of learning
- Able to provide photographic identification
- Good physical health for the practical sessions