First Aid for Families

£87.00

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First Aid for Families

This course is designed to give you the theoretical knowledge needed to keep your family safe and learn how to help each other in a medical emergency. The course covers vital aspects of first aid for parents, teenagers, children, babies and people caring for elderly relatives.

The course consists of illustrated step-by-step directions, flow charts, diagrams, videos and a short test yourself section fully compatible with all computers and mobile devices. You will be able to stop and start as often as you like and on completion you will be able to print your certificate.

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 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 emma@firstaidforlife.org.uk

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

Danger

Response

Airway

Breathing

Unresponsive and breathing

Recovery position

How to put someone into the recovery position

How to put a baby into the recovery position

Secondary survey

Unconscious and not breathing

Resuscitation

Resuscitating a child

Resuscitating a baby

Hygiene during CPR

Compression-only resuscitation

Breathing problems

Choking

How to help a choking adult

How to help a choking child

How to help a choking baby

Drowning

Step-by-step – how to help a drowning casualty

Asthma

What causes asthma

How to help in an asthma attack

Croup

Anaphylactic shock

Wounds and bleeding

Wounds and bleeding

How to treat a bleeding wound

Dressings

Embedded objects

How much blood can you afford to lose?

Shock

Symptoms of shock

Treatment of shock

Internal bleeding

Knocked out teeth

Amputated parts

Eye injuries

Nose bleeds

Objects in nose

Objects in ears

Types of wounds

Bites and stings

Burns

Poisoning

Breaks, sprains and dislocations

Head injuries

Spinal injuries

Fitting/seizures/convulsions

Extremes of body temperature

Medical conditions and childhood illnesses

Useful advice

Final test-yourself section and certificate