This qualification is designed to provide you, as a first aider, with life saving skills. This course is designed to give you the knowledge to to enable you to manage a casualty for up to 10 minutes before the emergency services arrive or to help you deal with very minor incidents where medical assistance is not needed. It is ideal for the urban/town/office environment where professional help is not too far away.
Topics include roles and responsibilities of a first aider, how to deal with a collapsed casualty (and whether they are breathing effectively or not), choking, bleeding, shock, seizures and minor workplace incidents as well as first aid kit suggestions….
The nitty gritty there is a minimum 6 hour instructor contact time with a 1:12 instructor ratio. The certificate is valid for 3 years although the HSE do recommend a 3 hour refresher on an annual basis (we can deliver that too, just enquire!).
Assessment by multiple choice questionnaire at the end and ongoing observation throughout the course.