First Aid at Work Qualification 3 day course

Provider: 
HCDU
Externally Available: 
No
Overall Aim: 

 

To provide basic First Aid skills and knowledge to meet Health and Safety Executive’s requirements for First Aid at Work Qualification.

     

Background: 

 

It is widely accepted that more people in the UK need first aid training whether it is for emergencies in the home or at their workplace. The British Red Cross estimate that only 14% of people would know what to do in all the situations, and half of those would be unwilling or lack the confidence to help.

The FAW programme has been created to provide delegates with a blend of knowledge base learning, practice, modelling by experts and assessment.

This will help in meeting minimum legal requirements for provision within the workplace.

 

Learning Outcomes: 

 

Spinal injury

In order to be successfully assessed against this component, learners must be able to recognise and treat a casualty with a suspected spinal injury (minimal movement of the casualty and immediately contacting the emergency services for instance).

Chest injury

In order to be successfully assessed against this component, learners must recognise the difference between chest wounds, e.g. rib fracture, flail chest and penetrating chest wound. They must then be able to administer appropriate first aid for the identified chest injury.

Burns

In order to be successfully assessed against this component, learners must recognise the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds and administer first aid for the following burns:

  • Dry heat, e.g. hot surfaces, fire and friction
  • Wet heat, e.g. domestic cleaning products, liquids
  • Electricity, e.g. domestic low voltage appliances, lightening
  • Chemicals, e.g. acids and alkalis, industrial chemicals.

Eye injuries

In order to be successfully assessed against this component, learners must administer first aid to a casualty with eye injuries involving:

  • Dust
  • Chemicals
  • Embedded objects.

Sudden poisoning

In order to be successfully assessed against this component, learners must administer effective first aid treatment for sudden poisoning, e.g. household/industrial chemicals, drugs, alcohol, plants and food through inhalation, ingestion, absorption or injection.

Anaphylaxis

In order to be successfully assessed against this component, learners must recognise when a casualty is suffering from anaphylaxis and provide appropriate and effective first aid treatment. Different forms of anaphylaxis triggers include; insect stings, foods (nuts shellfish), medicines (penicillin).

Major illnesses

In order to be successfully assessed against this component, learners must recognise and administer effective first aid to a casualty suffering from:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes.

Accident Report Form

In order to be successfully assessed against this component, learners must complete an accident report form with the correct amount of detail and information about the casualty, incident and first aid treatment provided.

Seizure

In order to be successfully assessed against this component, learners must show they understand how to treat both a partial and generalised epileptic seizure.

CPR

In order to be successfully assessed against this component, learners must demonstrate using a manikin cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including correct chest compression x 30, 5-6 cm depth at a rate of 100-120 compressions per minute and 2 effective rescue breaths.

Choking

In order to be successfully assessed against this component, learners must demonstrate how to treat a causality who is suffering from a partial or complete blockage/obstruction of the airway. This treatment should only be completed on a manikin. During this treatment learners should encourage the casualty to cough, provide up to 5 sharp effective back blows and up to 5 effective abdominal thrusts. This should be completed for up to a maximum of 3 three cycles and they should then contact the emergency services.

External Bleeding

In order to be successfully assessed against this component, learners must identify the wound and administer appropriate first aid for external bleeding. During this demonstration, learners are expected to describe the safe use of the first aid equipment they are using.

Shock

In order to be successfully assessed against this component, learners must recognise the type of shock (physiological) and administer the correct treatment for the identified type.

Cuts and Grazes

In order to be successfully assessed against this component, learners must administer effective first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises. During this demonstration, learners are expected to describe the safe use of the first aid equipment they are using.

Burns and Scalds

In order to be successfully assessed against this component, learners must administer effective first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds. During this demonstration, learners are expected to describe the safe use of the first aid equipment they are using.

Splinters

In order to be successfully assessed against this component, learners must administer effective first aid to a casualty with small splinters. During this demonstration, learners are expected to describe the safe use of the first aid equipment they are using.

Fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains

In order to be successfully assessed against this component, learners must administer effective first aid to a casualty with a fracture (open, closed and/or complicated). For a casualty with a dislocation learners should be able to recognise and treat the injury. With regards to sprains and strains learners should be able to recognise and treat the sprain or strain in an appropriate fashion.

Head injuries

In order to be successfully assessed against this component, learners must administer effective first aid for a casualty with suspected concussion, skull fracture and cerebral compression.

 

Duration: 

 

9 am – 5 pm for 3 days

          

Prerequisites: 

 

No prior first aid or clinical knowledge, it is open to everyone

           

Frequency (planned dates): 

   

There are no more courses for 2018.

Booking: 

 

You can now book and check your bookings directly using the following link:

 Any queries can be forwarded to [email protected] or by ringing ext 43035.

Costing-

The charge for this course is £175.00

Please note: This course may have to be rescheduled if less than six people are booked on

 

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