First Aid for Schools
Covering adult and child first aid in schools.
This course has been specifically developed for teachers and non-teaching professionals needing to learn how to help with a medical emergency in a school setting. This course is an excellent first aid training package for all school staff to gain invaluable knowledge. The course covers CPR, recovery position, choking, bleeding, head injuries, asthma, anaphylaxis, seizures, head and spinal injuries, diabetes, burns and much more.
This course does not seek to replace a practical course but allows you to undertake online training and learn these vital skills at a time and place to suit you.
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 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.
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
Resuscitating a child
Hygiene during CPR
Heart attack and angina
Wounds and bleeding
How to treat a bleeding wound
Treatment of shock
Knocked out teeth
Types of wounds
Burns (including sunburn and electrical burns)
Breaks, sprains and dislocations
What to look for and what to do
Suspected brain injury
Compression and concussion
Extremes of body temperature
Low blood sugar/Hypoglycaemia
Sickle cell disease
Final lesson, quiz and certificate