First Aid for Health Professionals – Therapists, Doctors, Nurses, and allied Health Professionals



First Aid for Health Professionals – Therapists, Doctors, Nurses, and allied Health Professionals

Emergency First Aid at Work plus additions tailored for health professionals including emergency life support course and anaphylaxis.

Equivalent to 6 hours verifiable CPD.

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 specifically tailored to the needs of health professionals and allied professions. This course does not seek to replace the practical element but allows you to undertake the online pre-learning at a time and place to suit you and then book onto a practical course if you need a regulated qualification. It is equivalent to 6 hours of verifiable CPD and your certificate is downloadable on completion.

This course is also an excellent first aid training package for people to gain invaluable knowledge at their own time and pace and for those with English as a second language to prepare themselves to pass a practical first aid course.

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

Course 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





Unresponsive and breathing

Recovery position

How to put someone into the recovery position

How to put a baby into the recovery position

Secondary survey

Heart attack and angina

Unconscious and not breathing


Resuscitating a child

Resuscitating a baby

Hygiene during CPR

Compression-only resuscitation

Breathing problems


How to help a choking adult

How to help a choking child

How to help a choking baby


What causes asthma

How to help in an asthma attack

Panic attacks and hyperventilation

Anaphylactic shock


What is an allergic reaction?

Who is at risk from anaphylaxis?

Common triggers for reactions

Common triggers for reactions

How to recognise an acute allergic reaction?

Common symptoms include

How to treat anaphylaxis

How to use an adrenaline auto-injector

Health professionals and anaphylaxis administration

Patient positioning for anaphylaxis

After an anaphylactic reaction

Storage of auto-injectors

Legislation concerning the administration of adrenaline in a life threatening emergency

Wounds and bleeding

How to treat a bleeding wound


Embedded objects

How much blood can you afford to lose?


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

Tick bites

Snake bites

Animal bites

Bee stings

Marine stings



Breaks, sprains and dislocations

Head injuries

What to look for and what to do

Skull fracture

Compression and concussion

Signs that they could have compression

Strokes and transischaemic Attacks

Spinal injuries


Medical conditions

Useful advice

Accident forms

Final lesson, quiz and certificate