Course Name: Emergency First Aid

Duration: 1 Full Day

Course Aim: This course is designed to empower learners with essential first aid skills, enabling them to provide immediate and effective assistance in medical emergencies until professional medical help arrives.

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to First Aid: Understanding the role and importance of first aid in emergency situations.
  2. Checking Responsiveness: Techniques to assess the responsiveness of a casualty.
  3. Ensuring Scene Safety and Casualty Assessment: How to secure the scene and conduct a thorough casualty assessment.
  4. Vital Signs (AVPU – Alert, Voice, Pain, Unresponsive): Learning to check and interpret vital signs.
  5. Recovery Position: Correct methods to place a casualty in the recovery position.
  6. Choking and Airway Obstruction (FBAO): Managing foreign body airway obstruction and choking incidents.
  7. Asthma Management: Understanding and assisting in asthma emergencies.
  8. Circulatory System Overview: Basics of the circulatory system and its significance in first aid.
  9. Heart Attack and Angina: Identifying and assisting in heart-related emergencies.
  10. Stroke Recognition and Assistance: Understanding strokes and providing appropriate first aid.
  11. Wounds, Bleeding, and Bandaging: Techniques for managing wounds, controlling bleeding, and effective bandaging.
  12. Shock Management: Identifying and treating different types of shock.
  13. CPR Demonstration: Demonstrating cardiopulmonary resuscitation techniques.
  14. Musculoskeletal Injuries: Managing fractures, dislocations, and other musculoskeletal injuries.
  15. Head and Spinal Injuries: First aid for fractured skulls, spinal injuries, and crush injuries.
  16. Managing Altered Levels of Consciousness: Dealing with unconsciousness, concussion, compression, epilepsy, fainting, and diabetes emergencies.
  17. Burns, Scalds, Poison, and Electrical Injuries: Effective first aid for burns, scalds, poisoning, and electrical injuries.
  18. Routes of Entry: Understanding different routes through which injuries and illnesses can occur.
  19. Examination: An assessment to evaluate the learner’s understanding and application of first aid techniques.


Upon successful completion and validation of the course, participants will receive an EDS (Essential Driver and Safety Training Solutions Ltd.) certificate, valid for 2 years. This certification acknowledges the learner’s capability to provide basic first aid in a variety of emergency situations, ensuring immediate and effective response to preserve life, prevent worsening of conditions, and promote recovery.

At present we are only running Basic/Emergancy First Aid as private courses or for group bookings, please contact the office on 045-898060 or info@edst.ieĀ 

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