First Aid in Schools – Recovery Position and Choking




NOTE: This course is included for FREE when you book your school into a practical First Aid course at your school.

This is a great short course covering the recovery position and first aid for choking. It is designed for anyone working in schools and for anyone who would like to learn how to help with common medical emergencies in schools. Our courses empower you with the skills and confidence to provide immediate help in a medical emergency. Prompt and appropriate First Aid reduces the pain and suffering experienced by your someone and could save their life.

This online course does not replace a practical course and it does not cover CPR which you would have to give if someone is unconscious and not breathing. For a more comprehensive course please see our Paediatric First Aid Course

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 have continuous access to this course for 12 months.

Course contents:

  • How to recognise if someone is unconscious
  • How to open their airway
  • How to check if they are breathing
  • How to put them in the recovery position
  • What to do if someone is choking

We will be covering some emotive and difficult topics, please feel free to contact us or to speak with your teachers if you find any of the content disturbing or unclear.

At the end of this course you will have the theoretical knowledge to potentially be able to save someone’s life if they are unconscious and breathing, or if they are choking. Ideally you will have a chance to attend a practical course to consolidate your learning and practise these skills properly, putting other people in the recovery position and practising first aid for choking using a choking vest.

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 [email protected]