First Aid for Carers



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

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