First Aid for Horse Riders
Emergency First Aid at Work covering the full HSE syllabus
Adapted for Horse Riders
This course is designed to give you the theoretical knowledge needed to help someone injured in a riding accident whether on the road, or in the Countryside. We cover topics such as when to move someone and when to keep them still, what to look out for following a head injury and how to help if you suspect they may have broken a bone.
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. 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]
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
Unconscious and not breathing
Resuscitation – Child
Hygiene during CPR
Compression only Resuscitation
Heart Attack and Angina
How to help a choking adult
How to help a choking child
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
Breaks, Sprains and Dislocations
How do you know if they have broken a bone?
Treatment for soft tissue injuries or possible closed fractures
Types of Fractures
When to call an ambulance
What to look for and what to do
Suspected brain injury
Compression and concussion
Spinal Injury Basics
Log rolling someone into recovery position
Fitting / Seizures / Convulsions
Extremes of body temperature
Low blood Sugar / Hypoglycaemia
Sickle Cell Disease
Final Lesson, Quiz and Certificate