First Aid for Teenagers
Ideal for the Duke of Edinburgh Skills section, complete the sections over multiple weeks and ideally consolidate the learning with a practical course. On completion, email me the login to the edofe portal and I will check progress and complete the online assessment. The course will take approximately 12 hours to complete when engaging in all elements of the training and spreading the content over multiple weeks.
(If you would like a practical course: www.firstaidforlife.org.uk run hands-on courses for groups of friends throughout the UK, alternatively individuals can join one of our open scheduled courses at our training centre in London).
First aid for teenagers covering adult, baby and child first aid:
This course is designed to give you the knowledge to learn how to keep yourself and others safe and to know how to help should an accident happen. This course does not seek to replace a practical course but allows you to learn these vital skills at a time and place to suit you. The course is ideal for babysitting, Duke of Edinburgh Award (Skills section and very useful content for the expedition too), sports leadership and as a vital life skill to equip teenagers with the skills to help themselves or friends if faced with a medical emergency.
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
What to put in your first aid kit
Vital information to give the emergency services
The primary survey – What to do in those first few minutes
Unresponsive and breathing
How to put someone into the recovery position
Unconscious and not breathing – Resuscitation CPR
Resuscitating an adult, baby and child
Heart attack and angina
Panic attacks and hyperventilation
Wounds and bleeding
Knocked out teeth
Bites and stings
Breaks, sprains and dislocations
Extremes of body temperature
Final lesson and certificates