Ultimate First Aid course – most comprehensive online course available



Ultimate First Aid course – most comprehensive online course available

Covering the full HSE syllabus for work first aid, plus first aid for home and recreation.

This course is designed to give you the theoretical knowledge needed to accompany the First Aid at Work 3 day First Aid course in addition to covering adult, baby and child First Aid and First Aid for various situations such as Road Traffic Accidents, Sports and Travel. The course covers topics such as how to put someone into the Recovery position, choking, Anaphylaxis shock, burns, head injuries and so much more.

This course does not seek to replace the practical element but allows you to undertake the on-line pre-learning at a time and place to suit you and then book onto a regulated practical course should you require one. This course is also an excellent First Aid Training package for people with English as a Second Language to prepare themselves to pass a practical first aid course, for Companies to easily comply with Corporate and Social Responsibility and for anyone who would like to undertake a thorough First Aid training course at their own time and pace.

The course consists of illustrated step by step directions, flow charts, diagrams, videos and test yourself sections fully compatible with all computers and mobile devices. You will be able to stop and start as often as you like and print your Certificate on completion. You will have continuous access to the course for 12 months.

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 serious 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 [email protected]

Action in an emergency

Keep yourself safe

Priorities of Treatment

Preparing for an emergency

Helpful information

What to put in your First Aid kit

Information to give the Emergency Services

Role of the First Aider

The Primary Survey – How to help in an Emergency





Unresponsive and Breathing

Recovery Position

How to put someone into the Recovery position

How to put a baby into the recovery position

Secondary Survey

Heart Attack and Angina

Heart Attacks


Unconscious and not breathing


Resuscitation – Child

Resuscitating a Baby

Hygiene during CPR

Compression only Resuscitation

Breathing Problems


How to help a Choking adult

How to help a choking child

How to help a choking baby


Step by step – how to help a drowning casualty


What causes asthma

How to help in an asthma attack


Management of Asthma in a child care setting

Panic Attacks and hyperventilation

Chest Wounds

Flail Chest

Collapsed Lung or a sucking chest wound

Anaphylactic Shock


What is an allergic reaction?

Who is at risk from anaphylaxis?

Common triggers for reactions

How to recognise an acute allergic reaction?

Common symptoms include

How to Treat Anaphylaxis

How to use an Adrenaline Auto-injector

Patient Positioning for anaphylaxis

After an anaphylactic reaction

Storage of auto injectors

Legislation concerning the administration of Adrenaline in a life threatening emergency

Wounds and bleeding

How to treat a bleeding wound


Embedded objects

How much blood can you afford to lose?


Symptoms of Shock

Internal Bleeding

Knocked out teeth

Treatment of Shock

Amputated parts

Eye injuries

Nose bleeds

Objects in nose

Objects in ears

Types of Wounds


Bites and Stings

Tick Bites

Snake bite

Animal bites

Bee Stings

Marine Stings


What to do with a burn

Assessing the severity of a burn

Causes of burns


Electrical burns

Size, Cause, Age, Location, Depth

Treating a burn

Dressing a burn

Inhalation of fumes


Poisoning Explanation


Poisoning from an ingested (swallowed) substance

If someone has swallowed a corrosive or burning substance

Breaks, Sprains and Dislocations

How do you know if they have broken a bone?

Types of Fractures

Treatment for soft tissue injuries or possible closed fractures

When to call an ambulance




Head Injuries

What to look for and what to do

Compression and concussion

What to look out for following a head injury

Skull Fracture

Strokes and Transischaemic Attacks

Spinal Injuries

Spinal Injury Basics

Log rolling someone into recovery position

Major Crush injury – 15 minute rule

Road Traffic Accidents

Road Traffic accidents – how to help!

Fitting / Seizures / Convulsions

What is a seizure

Absence seizures

Tonic-clonic fits and generalised seizures

Febrile Convulsions


Extremes of body temperature

Heat Exhaustion

Heat Stroke

Hypothermia and Frostbite

Medical conditions

Septicaemia / Sepsis



Low blood Sugar / Hypoglycaemia

Sickle Cell Disease

Useful advice

Accident forms

Final Test Yourself section and certification