FAST Healthcare

EMERGENCY FIRST AID

FAST Healthcare
Online

£20
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Important information

Typology Short course
Level Intermediate
Methodology Online
Class hours 2h
Duration Flexible
Online campus Yes
  • Short course
  • Intermediate
  • Online
  • 2h
  • Duration:
    Flexible
  • Online campus
Description

Have a clear understanding of what to do when faced with a casualty who is not breathing Recognise the signs of a heart attack; Be familiar with the concept of the chain of survival Describe and deliver CPR Know the difference between administering CPR to children and to adults Have an appreciation of how defibrillators work and what impact early defibrillation has Know, Step-by-step, how to use an AED Know how to help someone who is choking - baby, child or adult Be familiar with how and when to put someone in the recovery position Know where to find support , advice and hands-on-training.
Suitable for: All Healthcare professionals & Associated Healthcare workers such as receptionists, porters or anyone who's job may involve them interacting with the general public Dentists and dental assistants School staff including teachers and teaching assistants Corporate staff who are designated as first aid officers or similar under health and safety requirements All those employed in places open to the public such as shops, supermarkets, transport facilities e.t.c, who are charged with providing first line emergency help to the public

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· Requirements

No formal entry requirements are needed

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Michael wARREN
3.0 01/02/2015
What I would highlight: can train in my own time and at my own pace
What could be improved: nothing I found everything fine
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

CPR and use of AED
1
Dealing with unconscious casualty
1

Teachers and trainers (2)

Joanna BRADLEY
Joanna BRADLEY
Senior Resusciation Lead

Jo Bradley SrPara is a State Registered Paramedic with more than 10 years experience in resuscitation, both dealing directly with front-line emergencies in the pre-hospital setting and extending more recently in the primary care arena.  Jo currently works as Lead Resuscitation Officer using her clinical knowledge and expertise to run a busy resuscitation service,. She has responsibility also for designing and implementing a clinical education programme and ensures the delivery of a wide range of training courses to accommodate the needs of multi-disciplinary service users. SME with Jo, is Bob Keane, a State Registered Paramedic having over 18 years of front line experience dealing with all types of medical emergencies, both as a crew member and by manning single crewed Fast Response vehicles. More recently as a Community Defibrillation Officer he was responsible for setting up Community First Responder teams and training lay people to respond to cardiac arrests and medical emergencies within their communities, including rolling out and co-ordination of the National Defibrillation Program across North and East Yorkshire. After a post at a Mental Health Trust training all staff grades Basic and Intermediate Life Support, he is currently Resuscitation Officer at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust in a busy department designing and implementing training packages for large numbers of multi-disciplinary staff groups across the Trust

Robert Keane
Robert Keane
Resuscitation Officer

SRP (Paramedic), Birmingham NHS Bob Keane is Subject Matter Expert with over 20 years of experience in dealing with all types of emergencies, both as a Crew Member and by manning Fast Response vehicles. More recently as a Community Defibrillation Officer he was responsible as Community First Responder in North and East Yorkshire

Course programme

Emergency skills for for those with clinical or non-clinical experience

“Essential skills that will help you save lives”

Nationally, 75,000 people every year die from a cardiac arrest before they reach hospital

275,000 people have a heart attack each year

Coronary Heart Disease is the biggest killer in this country

About 80% of Cardiac Arrests happen away from the hospital environment (home, work)

Bystander CPR can double the casualty's chances of survival

25,000 children are treated at A&E after choking

Choking is the third largest killer of Children (after road accidents and fires)


How this course can help you: Basic life support skills can, in the case of an emergency, save lives. Designed to deliver the theoretical aspects of basic life support skills, including CPR so to help users to develop sufficient knowledge to be able to respond effectively and confidently in an emergency situation such as when a person is unconscious. The training is accessed on-line with realistic scenarios taking the learner carefully through the signs to look out for and the procedures to be followed. Because the course is interactive, learners will be able to test their progress, and receive, on completing the End-of Course Assessment, a Certificate.

Course Content – scenario-based, interactive learning with self-testing and an End-of-Course Assessment with a focus on dealing with adult and child casualties:

  1. Introduction:
  2. Background
  3. Pre-Course Test
  4. Module one - First Steps in an EmergencyDealing with Emergency situations
    • Helping a casualty who is conscious and able to talk
    • Assessing an unconscious casualty
    • Buying time: Time is crucial when the heart stops
    • The chain of survival
  5. Module two - Keep the casualty alive
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
    • How to perform CPR
    • Performing CPR on children
    • Defibrillation/ Using an AED
    • Helping someone who is choking
    • How to put someone in the recovery position

Benefits of the course: This course will suit a range of professionals and others who need to know how to deal with emergency situations and know of the critical signs to watch out for. By employing very high quality e-learning techniques, including case studies , interactivity and self-testing exercises, users can run through the course at their own pace, breaking off whenever appropriate, and so get a sound grounding on what they must do in an emergency. A Certificate will serve as proof-positive evidence of the course completion.

Additional information

Essential understanding of the skills required to save lives - suitable for all situations!

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