First Aid for Carers
This course has been developed for Carers. It is appropriate for all carers whether family members, home carers, or those working in a professional care capacity.
It covers the most common accidents and medical emergencies and will give you the knowledge to be able to prioritise injuries, establish if something is seriously wrong and give immediate first aid. Prompt and appropriate first aid, saves lives, can prevent a minor injury becoming a major one as well as reducing pain and scarring. It also makes everyone more risk aware and gives carers and those they are caring for peace of mind that they can help in a medical emergency.
The training consists of videos, step by step directions, infographics and test yourself sections. You can stop and start as often as you like and have full access for an entire year. On completion you can download and print your certificate – which covers all the topics within the Care Certificate. It also qualifies for verifiable CPD.
The course covers topics such as the recovery position, choking, heart attacks, falls, seizures, CPR and a lot more.
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]
Course Content Includes:
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
Heart Attack and Angina
Unconscious and not breathing
Hygiene during CPR
Compression only Resuscitation
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
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
Types of Wounds
Bites and Stings
Poisoning from an ingested (swallowed) substance
Breaks, Sprains and Dislocations
What to look for and what to do
Suspected brain injury
Compression and concussion
Strokes and Transischaemic Attacks
Fitting / Seizures / Convulsions
Extremes of body temperature
Final Quiz and Certificate