About The Course
This course would enable staff to be trained up to the level of an Appointed Person, i.e., be able to take responsibility for the First Aid in an emergency at work, and to maintain the first aid kit and record book in accordance with Health and Safety guidelines.
The course objective is that by the end of the day all students will be able to recognise potential emergency situations and know how to deal with them. The course can be modified to meet the First Aid Needs Assessment within specific working environments, but will cover the core topics: Assessment and prioritisation of the scene/patient, CPR, Catastrophic Injury & Shock, Recovery position, Care of the unconscious patient, Medical conditions: diabetes, asthma, heart conditions, Anaphylactic shock, Strokes, Epilepsy, Fainting, Choking, adult and child, Wound and fracture and burns care, First Aid Kit essentials
The course structure includes plenty of practical and practice to build confidence and competence. There are question and answer sessions, and space to revise areas that candidates may be unsure of. The specification for this course was revised by the HSE in 2009. Employers are currently advised to hold refresher sessions yearly to prevent skill degradation.
To complete the course there is summative and formative assessment. If successful, each candidate will be awarded a the nationally recognised Emergency First Aid at Work certificate with the specialisation noted which is valid for 3 years. The FAIB recommends that candidate complete yearly refresher training.