Essential First Aid for Cyclists
This course covers essential first aid for cyclists to give you the skills to be able to help yourself and others if involved in an accident. The course is designed as an introduction to basic first aid in a cycling environment. For a more comprehensive course please see First Aid for Cyclists which includes CPR, spinal injuries, when to move them, asthma and breathing problems, heat exhaustion and much more.
The course consists of illustrated step-by-step directions, flow charts, diagrams, videos and a short test yourself section fully compatible with all computers and mobile devices. You will be able to stop and start as often as you like and on completion you will be able to print your certificate.
It is impossible to cover all eventualities within this course, or to equip you with the knowledge and skills to appropriately diagnose and treat in unpredictable real life situations. If you suspect illness or injury, you should always seek immediate professional medical advice.
The author has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within the course, however this course is merely a guide and the author does not accept any liability or responsibility for any inaccuracies or for any mistreatment or misdiagnosis of any person, however caused.
The course material has been written by Emma Hammett, qualified nurse, first aid trainer and founder of First Aid for Life in conjunction with other medical and first aid professionals. If you have any queries concerning this course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Action in an emergency
Keep yourself safe
Priorities of treatment
Information to give the emergency services
The primary survey – how to help in an emergency
Unresponsive and breathing
How to put someone into the recovery position
Wounds and bleeding
How to treat a bleeding wound
Symptoms of shock
Breaks, sprains and dislocations
How do you know if they have broken a bone?
Treatment for soft tissue injuries or possible closed fractures
When to call an ambulance
What to look for and what to do
Compression and concussion
How to recognise if something is seriously wrong
Road traffic accidents – how to help!
Final test-yourself section and certificate