First Aid for Carers



First Aid for Carers

This course is designed to give you the theoretical knowledge (and a lot more) needed to know how to help an adult who is experiencing a medical emergency. 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 need to do so. This course is also 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

Course Content Includes:

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

Secondary Survey

Heart Attack and Angina

Heart Attacks


Unconscious and not breathing


Hygiene during CPR

Compression only Resuscitation


Breathing Problems


How to help a Choking adult


Step by step – how to help a drowning casualty


What causes asthma

How to help in an asthma attack

Panic Attacks and hyperventilation

Anaphylactic Shock

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

Internal Bleeding

Amputated parts

Knocked out teeth

Eye injuries

Nose bleeds

Types of Wounds


Bites and Stings

Bee Stings

Animal bites



Poisoning Explanation


Poisoning from an ingested (swallowed) substance

Breaks, Sprains and Dislocations

Head Injuries

What to look for and what to do

Suspected brain injury

Compression and concussion

Skull Fracture

Strokes and Transischaemic Attacks

Spinal Injuries

Fitting / Seizures / Convulsions

Extremes of body temperature

Medical conditions

Useful advice

Accident forms

Final Quiz and Certificate