Emergency First Aid - (Important - For Shared Lives Carers Only)
This qualification is for people who have a specific responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide basic first aid to people in a range of first aid situations.
The programme has been amended due to the Covid-19 outbreak and infection prevention control measures and special instructions for attending this course are attached. Please ensure these are read and understood before applying and attending the programme. Delegates can also request a full copy of the risk assessments that cover this training course.
There are four practical assessments that delegates will have to complete throughout the course, and these will be observed by the trainer. During the course the trainer will also carry out on-going assessment to assess the delegates’ knowledge, skills and understanding related to the assessment criteria. As there is an element of physical activity on this course suitable footwear and clothing should be worn.
There is also a theory assessment/multiple choice paper at the end of the course to assess competence and gain certification.
The delegate will need to demonstrate, without assistance from a third party, practical tasks such as CPR with the casualty on the floor to simulate a real-life situation. If the delegate is unable to carry out this practical assessment, for example, because they cannot kneel, then they will not pass the course and will not gain the qualification. In exceptional circumstances, delegates who are not able to kneel may be able to carry out the task from a standing position, and this is acceptable.
This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years, and will be issued to those who have met the required standard.. The learner needs to re-take the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified by attending a full one day/six hour Emergency First Aid at Work course.
Delegates will be provided with a course manual to keep.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- describe the role and responsibilities of the First Aider
- assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
- administer cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- administer First Aid to a casualty who is a) unconscious (including seizure) b) choking c) wounded and bleeding d) suffering from shock
- provide appropriate First Aid for minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters)
- explain how to use a defibrillator
VERY IMPORTANT – It is essential that you and your manager read the attached Guidance for Training Participants before attending this training.
Delegates can request a full copy of the risk assessments covering this course.
This qualification is valid for a period of 3 years, and will be issued to those who have met the required standard. You will need to re-take the qualification before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified by attending a full one day/six hour Emergency First Aid - Adult Social Care course.
Please wear sensible clothing and footwear as this is a practical session.
Please be aware that if you are unable to participate in the practical sessions, for example, because you can not kneel, then you will only receive a certificate of attendance, and will not gain the qualification which assesses your competency, and you will have to attend a session at a later date when you are fit and well to have your competency assessed. In exceptional circumstances, delegates who are not able to kneel may be able to carry out the task from a standing position, and this is acceptable.