First Aid Awareness & Refresher Training
Learn the regulations and provisions in place for First Aid as well as why the primary survey is important.
Who is a first aider? What are the contents of a first aid kit? What do you do if you are the first person on the scene of an accident? What is the primary survey and why is it important? How do you aid an unconscious and breathing casualty? How do you aid a non-breathing person? How do you perform CPR on a child, infant and adult? What are the basic vital signs? What is the difference between external and internal bleeding? What is shock relating to first aid? What is a sprain and strain? When should the emergency services be contacted? When should a workplace first aider be called? What is an AED and how is it used? What is the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest?
Our First Aid Awareness and Refresher Training will help you to answer the questions above and more.
Over half a million workplace accidents occur each year, with 168,000 of those employees being absent for 7 days or more. Illness affects people in the workplace also, in total nearly 38.8 million working days are lost each year, with 0.7 million workers sustaining a non-fatal injury.
Through our First Aid Awareness and Refresher Training, you will gain an understanding of the regulations and provisions relating to first aid within the workplace. You will learn what should be included within a first aid kit and what should not be included. You will learn what the acronym DR ABC stands for? How do you aid an individual that is unconscious and breathing? How do you aid an individual that is not breathing? How do you successfully perform CPR in children, adult, and infants? What are the signs of internal bleeding? What is the difference between direct and indirect pressure regarding eternal bleeding? What are the signs, symptoms, and treatment of shock? What is an AED? Can someone be hurt with an AED that is not in cardiac arrest?
What does First Aid Awareness & Refresher Training cover?
- When the emergency services should be contacted and when the workplace first aider should be contacted.
- Understand the difference between internal and external bleeding.
- Be aware of the different way used to perform CPR on an adult compared to a child or infant.
- Recognise the acronym DR ABC.
- Interpret the action you should take as the first person on the scene of an accident.
- Gain knowledge of the regulations and provisions in place.
Who is our First Aid Awareness & Refresher Training for?
Our First Aid Awareness course is for everyone. Our session will provide you with awareness knowledge regarding the importance of first aid and how to provide a casualty with the correct care and support. Whatever care or non-care sector you work in our awareness session is a good starting point for basic knowledge.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
- Discuss the contents of a first aid kit, what should be included and what should not be included.
- Discuss how to correctly perform CPR and when to use an AED.
- Recognise the 4 points of the Primary survey.
- Be able to understand the basic vital signs and when they are abnormal.
- Demonstrate pad placement when using an AED and demonstrate hand placement within CPR.
- Develop knowledge, skills, and strategies to provide information regarding basic awareness of first aid within the workplace.
Frequently asked questions
Our PMVA training is based on a person-centred approach to conflict and difficult behaviour using the Able 6-Stage Target Model and is a fully accredited course with the British Institute of Learning Disabilities Association of Certified Trainers (BILD – ACT) and the Institute of Conflict Management (ICM)
Our Combined EFAW and EPFA course is designed for individuals who wish to act as an emergency first aider in their workplace and who have a responsibility to look after both children and adults.
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