3 days (18 + Hours)
This qualification consists of two units (Leading to one qualification). Both certify to the First Aid at Work qualification.
This qualification is valid for 3 years.
Units covered for qualification:
1)First Aid in the Workplace
2)Recognition & Management of illness and injury in the workplace.
*Being Safe – best practise including prevention of cross-infection.
*Vital Signs – temperature, colour, pulse, breathing, level of consciousness.
*Incident Handling – a systematic approach to problem solving & decision making.
*Unconsciousness – managing the unconscious casualty to ensure a safe airway, including seizure.
*CPR & Choking – dealing with the non breathing casualty, including drowning.
*Wounds & Bleeding – dealing with external & internal bleeding and shock.
*Minor Injuries – small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters.
*Major Injuries – injuries to bones including suspected head injuries, spinal injuries and chest injuries.
*Soft tissue injuries – to muscles & joints including dislocations.
*Major Burns and Scalds.
*Eye Injuries – including how to irrigate an eye.
*Sudden Poisoning & Stings – including anaphylactic shock.
*Major Illnesses – recognising the presence of including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma and diabetes.
*Monitoring – Casualty Cards & monitoring plus hand over to rescue services.
*Record Keeping – recording incidents and actions.
*First Aid Regulations – some awareness including First Aid kits.