First Aid at Work for Pharmacists – 6 hours verifiable CPD



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 [email protected]

Course Contents:

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


Resuscitating a 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


What causes asthma

How to help in an asthma attack

Panic attacks and hyperventilation

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

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


Embedded objects

How much blood can you afford to lose?


Symptoms of shock

Treatment of shock

Knocked out teeth

Internal bleeding

Amputated parts

Eye injuries

Nose bleeds

Objects in nose

Objects in ears

Types of wounds


Bites and stings

Snake bites

Animal bites

Bee stings

Marine stings

Tick bites



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

Skull fracture

Compression and concussion

What to look out for following a head injury

Strokes and transischaemic Attacks

Spinal injuries

Spinal injury basics

Log rolling someone into recovery position

Major crush injury – 15 minute rule


Medical conditions


Low blood sugar/Hypoglycaemia

Useful advice

Accident forms

Final lesson, quiz and certificate