first aid

Learn the basic principles of First Aid

 Don’t be misled by the word “basic.” This course covers some of the most important first aid skills you can learn, including recovery position, CPR, choking, bleeding, shock, burns and more.

Basic First Aid is aimed where training is needed that does not comply with HSE rules but does cover first aid subjects with no set minimum time requirements making it a flexible course for all. The course covers primary and some secondary skills allowing the flexibility to add extra subjects where needed. This course does not cover workplace training where the EFAW, FAW and Appointed Person course is better suited.

This course includes the latest CPR and Coronavirus recommendations.

All our first aid courses fully meet the latest UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2021.

 This course comes with 4.0 hours of CPD. The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a National MedicAid Certificate and for online courses an Evidence-Based Learning statement.

  • Teachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • School receptionists
  • Individuals wanting basic First Aid
  • Supplementing existing training
  • Refreshing training
  • Non-workplace training

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to First Aid
  • Fears of First Aid
    • Fear of Helping
    • Barriers – Gloves and Face-shields
  • Calling for Help
  • Patient Consent
  • Initial Assessment/Primary Survey
  • Recovery Position
  • Spinal Injury
  • Chain of Survival
  • Heart Attack – Signs, Symptoms and Treatment
  • Types of AED
  • Using an AED
  • CPR
    • Adult One Rescuer CPR
    • Pregnant Ladies
    • Agonal Breathing
    • Compressions only CPR
    • Adult CPR Handover
  • Drowning
  • Infant and Child CPR
  • Choking – Adult and Infant
  • Bleeding
    • Types of bleeding
    • Serious bleeding
  • Minor Injury Treatment
  • Types of Shock – Signs, Symptoms and Treatment
  • Dislocations and Fractures
  • Burns and Scalds – Assessment and Treatment
  • Bites and Stings
  • Epileptic Seizures