The HSE recommend that qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders undertake an annual refresher course in order to keep their skills up-to-date.
This First Aid at Work refresher & COVID-19 course is specifically designed for the target audience. It fully meets the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) legislation (www.hse.gov.uk/firstaid). Ideally, the course should be run over two consecutive days, but we have the flexibility to accommodate your specific needs.
Although the HSE still hasn’t changed their suggested content of first aid courses, we would like to include some specific COVID-19 first aid content. Also to reduce potential transmission risk we would can deliver the theory for this course online and the practical aspects face to face. Therefore we propose the following:
First Aid at Work Refresher Course:
Up to 12 attendees would log onto a Live Zoom teaching session at 0900hrs on the organised date. They would fill out a Microsoft Form as proof of registration. Then they would be given a full day of live theory lectures online, so that at the end of the day they should be able to:
- Identify danger & keep themselves safe.
- Know how to don and doff Personal Protective Equipment.
- Perform basic life support of an adult
- Perform basic life support for a suspected COIVD-19 patient
- Safely use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
- Manage a choking patient
- Manage an unconscious patient using the recovery position
- Manage a fitting patient
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding
- Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
- Know what to do following a clinical incident
At the end of day 1 attendees will have to complete an online assessment to show understanding from the days teaching.
Day 2. (Day 2 could be a week or so after Day 1 if needed)
Attendees will be given time slots to arrive at your workplace so that their group size is no more than 6 at any one time. Whilst they are on site they will be given intensive practical teaching and also assessed on their practical skills. The time slots would be for 2 hours in duration, so that each attendee has ample time to refresh themselves practically, whilst limiting COVID exposure and allowing your other staff to come in at a later time slot on the same date.
Attendees will be able to use their own individual mannequins and their own individual training defibrillators, thus reducing transmission risk. Upon arrival they will be provided with full Level 2 PPE (Gloves, Surgical face mask, Apron) and they will be taken through the donning and doffing procedures which were taught on their theory day. They will go through the following practical elements: CPR of an adult. CPR of a suspected COVID patient. Safe defibrillation, management of choking, the recovery position, management of bleeding and how to safely take off their PPE following a clinical incident.
Suggested 2 day course itinerary:
Sessions will mainly be classroom orientated but with practical demonstrations and instruction throughout.
- Day 1 9:00 - 17:00 hrs
- Session 1 09:00-10:30 hrs (15 min break)
- Session 2 10:45 – 12:45 hrs (1 hr lunch)
- Session 3 13:45 – 15:15 hrs (15 min break)
- Session 4 15:30 – 17:00 hrs
To pass this course and gain certification attendees will each need to be deemed as competent in all of the topics, so session 4 will be the assessment session.
- Day 2
All course participants will be required to attend bespoke, realistic medical scenarios. The purpose of these scenarios is to improve confidence, share good practice & review learning points. They will also improve participant's ability to provide a handover to arriving medical staff and utilise debriefing techniques following a critical incident.