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 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
How to put a baby into the recovery position
Heart attack and angina
Unconscious and not breathing
Resuscitating a child
Resuscitating a baby
Hygiene during CPR
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
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
How much blood can you afford to lose?
Symptoms of shock
Treatment of shock
Knocked out teeth
Objects in nose
Objects in ears
Types of wounds
Bites and stings
Breaks, sprains and dislocations
What to look for and what to do
Compression and concussion
Signs that they could have compression
Strokes and transischaemic Attacks
Final lesson, quiz and certificate