This course offers the minimum level of first aid certification recommended by the Health and Safety Executive. 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: this course encourages delegates to re-evaluate their emergent skills and knowledge and discuss their own experiences and concerns amongst 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.