This is a short 3 hour course for anyone looking to be able to provide First Aid in the family environment.
Do you look after a child or baby whilst the parent(s) have to go out to work? In this day and age it is increasingly common for grandparents to act ‘in loco parentis’ whilst a single parent has to work, or both parents have to work. Would you know what to do if the child or baby started choking or fitting?
Do you have elderly relatives or a child heading to University or College or embarking on a round-the-world gap year. Is your son or daughter picking up pocket money babysitting? Do you want an extra skill to put onto your Curriculum Vitae?
It covers dealing with child and adult problems (from febrile convulsions to heart attacks and strokes amongst other things). It is a good general purpose First Aid course allowing any family member to deal with issues occurring with all family members
First aid is not difficult to learn or deliver and this course follows through from immediately life threatening conditions like cardiac arrest to less urgent problems like minor injuries. You never know when something could happen to someone in your family, so learning now will prepare you to deal with an emergency situation should it arise.
The course aims are to give an understanding of the needs of a family. It covers primary and secondary care skills for adults, infants and children. Knowing what to do in an emergency is an excellent life skill to learn and the course covers many subjects that you may come across.
You may bring children and infants to this course by prior arrangement, but do read our notes in the FAQ section.
The syllabus covers casualties at Primary and Secondary School level, but not paediatric First Aid.
- The Roles and Responsibilities of a First Aider
- Action at an emergency / priorities / Record Keeping
- Definition of baby / child / adult
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty who is breathing
- Dealing with an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing
- Use of an Automated External Defibrillator
- Dealing with a casualty who is choking
- Dealing with a casualty who is bleeding
- Dealing with a casualty who has a minor burn
- Dealing with a casualty who is having a seizure
- Dealing with a casualty who is having an allergic reaction
- Dealing with a casualty who is having an asthma attack
- Dealing with a casualty who has a broken bone
- Dealing with a casualty with a head injury