Basic Emergency Aid

Course aim

First aid training designed to give all staff the basic knowledge, skills and confidence to deal promptly and appropriately with emergencies until further aid arrives, the training satisfies all current requirements for basic emergency first aid training. The content of this course will also cover the practical element required within the Care Certificate.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand first aid legislation.
  • Carry out an initial assessment of a casualty.
  • Carry out CPR and Rescue breaths.
  • Recognise and deal with a choking casualty.
  • Recognise and deal with a person in shock.
  • Manage bleeding, burns and scalds.
  • Recognise the need to keep themselves safe

Course Content

  • Basic safety precautions.
  • Complying with legislation.
  • Coping with unconscious casualties (practical exercises).
  • Dealing with wounds and burns.
  • Causes and treatment of shock.
  • Choking.


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