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Course aim

This course is designed to provide the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to undertake first aid.

Who should attend?

This half day course is designed for staff who work in lower risk environments, have a small number of staff, or where HSE guidelines indicate a first aider is not necessary. Training to qualify as an accredited first aider is available on the First Aid at Work or the Emergency First Aid at Work courses.

Topics for discussion

  • The aims of first aid
  • Role and responsibility as a first aider
  • Management of a first aid incident
  • Primary survey (initial care of conscious and unconscious casualty)
  • Recovery position
  • Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Secondary survey
  • Monitoring the casualty
  • Course review