This half day program is suitable for all employees who are living, working or travelling in locations where primary medical care, including ambulance services, may be unreliable.
First Aid training will provide skills and confidence that can help individuals in need of medical assistance until the arrival of, or transfer to, professional medical support services.
The program is based on the international protocols of the Red Cross and St Johns Ambulance syllabus and contains a high level of practical skills training.
After this course student will be able to:
- Carry out examinations of conscious and unconscious casualties
- Establish the nature of an illness or condition
- Understand and be able to apply basic Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation techniques
- Assess, control and manage single and multiple casualties
- Treat a condition appropriately
- Develop and maintain a casualty history
- Inspect, review and make recommendations on first aid provisions
- Liaise with emergency services
- Identify, select and manage first aid equipment
To introduce the instructor and discuss with the attendees their expectations and aims for attending the program. To advise the attendees about the structure of the program.
Enables the participant to understand the principle of D R A B C.
EMOTIONAL SUPPORT & SAFETY AT THE SCENE
Enables the participant to identify the importance of staying calm, offering assistance and how to be safe at the scene of an incident.
Provides the participant with an understanding of the function of the respiratory system.
Provides the participant with an understanding of the function of the circulatory system.
RESCUE BREATHING (RB)
Enables the participant to be able to perform mouth to mouth resuscitation.
CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR)
Enables the participant to recognize the need for and have the ability to perform emergency life support techniques.
RECOGNITION AND MANAGEMENT OF BLEEDING
Enables the participant to recognize and manage Internal and external bleeding.
MANAGING THE UNCONSCIOUS PATIENT
Enables the participant to recognize and manage the unconscious casualty.
Enables the participant to recognize and limit the potential effects of shock.
Enables the participant to recognize and manage closed, open and complicated fractures.
Enables the participant to assess and limit the potential injury from burns.
EXPOSURE TO EXTREME TEMPERATURES
Enables the participant to differentiate between, and understand the causes and treatment of heat stroke/heat exhaustion. In an environment, where applicable, also understand Hypothermia.
Provides the participant with an understanding of personal hygiene and the need for protective measures against cross infections.
The optimum number of attendees for this course is 10 persons. The program maximum is 12 attendees, the minimum is 6.
Due to the high level of practical skills training, participants are requested to wear suitable clothing. Slacks or jeans are recommended for ladies, jeans for men.
A certificate of attendance will be issued upon completion of this program.