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1 Day Course in Emergency First Aid at Work
The objective of this qualification is to support learners in becoming emergency first aiders in the workplace. The content of the qualification meets the HSE requirements for training emergency first-aiders in those organisations that have identified that staff need to be trained to this level within their first-aid needs assessment.
The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider, how to assess an incident and recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness. The qualification also covers first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED, providing first aid to a casualty who is choking and dealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock.
In line with guidance provided by the HSE, the qualification supports/approves work place first aiders for a period of 3 years, after which point learners will need to retake the course. In addition to this, it is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.
The course covers:
Dealing With An Emergency
Infection Control Measures
Prevention & Control of Shock
Primary & Secondary Surveys
Causes of Unconsciousness
Management of Catastrophic Bleeds
The Importance & Completion of Accident Reports & RIDDOR Forms
Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)