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.

Certification:

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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