This course offers the minimum level of first aid certification recommended by the Health and Safety Executive, reflecting recent legislative changes requiring a minimum of six hours of contact time during training. It is essential not only to meet the statutory health and safety obligations for your practice, but also for professional registration and indemnity requirements.
As a clinician it is expected that you would know what to do in a medical emergency. With evidence continuing to show how quickly your skills deteriorate, you should be aware of the medical, legal and professional implications of getting it wrong. It is a common complaint that traditional first aid training does not address the needs of the healthcare professional - in this course, delegates are encouraged to re-evaluate their emergent skills and knowledge, and discuss their own experiences and concerns amongs their peers, based on actual scenarios and case studies.
Delegates receive training in a range of subjects, including:
- Legalities of first aid: duty and standard of care, professional obligation and scope of practice
- The primary survey: AcBCDE
- Basic life support: Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2005, adult and paediatric algorithims, AED usage
- Early recognition of acute coronary syndromes such as AMI, HCM, reference to sudden cardiac death etc
- Management of the unconscious casualty: GCS vs AVPU - emergent neurological assessment
- Management of trauma, medical and environmental scenarios: case studies and open forum
On completion of the course, delegates receive the nationally-recognised 'Emergency First Aid at Work' certificate, valid for three years.
Recent delegate feedback:
Good, relevant, kept it fun and back to basics.
Really good presentation.
Excellent, can't be better.
Trainer was knowledgeable and experienced, very approachable, good mix of practical and theory.
Problem based learning was very effective.
When & Where
British School of Osteopathy (BSO)
The British School of Osteopathy (BSO) is the UK’s oldest and largest school of osteopathy. Located at the heart of central London’s cultural and commercial life, the BSO is easily accessible via major transport networks. In 2010, the BSO was shortlisted in the Charity of the Year (income £1m+) category of the Charity Times awards.
Since 2008 the BSO has offered a Master of Osteopathy degree – an integrated undergraduate master’s programme validated by the University of Bedfordshire. The course has recognised qualification status which allows graduates to apply for registration with the General Osteopathic Council, a legal requirement for anyone practicing as an osteopath in the UK.
The school also offers a number of postgraduate degrees and CPD courses for qualified practitioners of osteopathy, physiotherapy and manual therapy.
The BSO also has a pioneering osteopathic research department supporting research at all levels, including undergraduate. It houses one of the best osteopathic libraries in the world, consulted by health care practitioners worldwide.