First Aid at Work for Pharmacists
Including emergency life support and anaphylaxis.
This course is designed to give you the theoretical knowledge (and a lot more) needed to accompany the Emergency First Aid at Work 6 hour First Aid course. The content also serves as an ideal annual refresher covering the full HSE syllabus plus head injuries, heart attack, asthma and much more. This course fulfils all the criteria for Appointed Person first aid training, however a practical course is required in order to be a full First Aider.
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. The course is equivalent to 6 hours of verifiable CPD and you will have continuous access to the course for 12 months.
This course does not seek to replace the practical element but allows you to undertake the online pre-learning at a time and place to suit you and then book onto a practical course if you need a regulated qualification. This is a convenient and easy way for businesses requiring an Appointed Person qualification to become first aid compliant. This course is an excellent first aid training package for those with English as a second language to prepare themselves to pass a practical first aid course.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Action in an emergency
Keep yourself safe
Priorities of treatment
Preparing for an emergency
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
How to put someone into the recovery position
How to put a baby into the recovery position
Heart attack and angina
Unconscious and not breathing
Resuscitating a child
Resuscitating a baby
Hygiene during CPR
How to help a choking adult
How to help a choking child
How to help a choking baby
What causes asthma
How to help in an asthma attack
Panic attacks and hyperventilation
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
Health professionals and anaphylaxis administration
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
How much blood can you afford to lose?
Symptoms of shock
Treatment of shock
Knocked out teeth
Objects in nose
Objects in ears
Types of wounds
Bites and stings
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
What to look for and what to do
Compression and concussion
What to look out for following a head injury
Strokes and transischaemic Attacks
Spinal injury basics
Log rolling someone into recovery position
Major crush injury – 15 minute rule
Low blood sugar/Hypoglycaemia
Final lesson, quiz and certificate