First Aid for Sailing and Watersports
Emergency First Aid at Work covering the full HSE syllabus.
First Aid at Sea.
This course is designed to give you the theoretical knowledge (and a lot more) needed to accompany the Emergency First Aid at Work 6 hour First Aid course adapted for sailing and watersports. This course does not seek to replace the practical element but allows you to undertake the online training at a time and place to suit you and then book onto practical course should you need to do so. This course is also an excellent first aid training package for people to gain invaluable knowledge and skills and learn how to help themselves, family, team mates and friends if they were to have a medical emergency on the water. The content also serves as an excellent 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Resuscitating a child
Hygiene during CPR
Heart attack and angina
How to help a choking adult
How to help a choking child
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
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
Extremes of body temperature
Low blood sugar/Hypoglycaemia
Sickle cell disease
Final lesson, quiz and certificate