San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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.
What have previous delegates said about the course?
"Excellent course and venue... I have learnt more today than I have on any other emergency care course and have found some of the information a revelation. Thank you so much!"
"Given me confidence in first aid emergencies"
"Lively, enthusiastic and clear instruction"