RCC first Aid and 3 hours verifiable CPD for chiropractors




Royal College of Chiropractors and First Aid for Life specialist chiropractor first aid course covering specific medical emergencies in a chiropractic setting (3 hours verifiable CPD)

This course is a specialist first aid course covering specific medical emergencies in a chiropractic setting. Including topics such as recognising a stroke or  pneumothorax, fainting (syncope), head injuries, diabetes and hypoglycaemia, managing spinal injuries in an emergency situation and much more.

It 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.

This course is offered free to members of the RCC and is available for non-members to purchase.

This training does not seek to replace a practical first aid course and practical training is strongly recommended in order to prepare fully for medical emergencies and to experience the force required for CPR and learn exactly how to roll someone into the recovery position and other practical skills. The full regulated RCC first aid course developed in conjunction with First Aid for Life is an ideal first aid qualification for Chiropractors. These courses are offered nationwide. Please contact the RCC for more details admin@rcc-uk.org.

This course is an excellent first aid training package for people to gain invaluable knowledge at their own time and pace and is equivalent to 3 hours of verifiable CPD.

This course fulfils the criteria for Appointed Person first aid training, however a more comprehensive practical course is required in order to be a full First Aider.

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 emma@firstaidforlife.org.uk

Course content:

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





Chest Wounds

Collapsed Lung or a sucking chest wound

Flail Chest


Head Injuries

What to look for and what to do

Suspected brain injury

Compression and concussion

Skull Fracture

Strokes and Trans Ischaemic Attacks

Spinal Injuries

Log rolling someone into recovery position

Diabetic emergencies

Useful advice

Final Lesson & quiz