First Aid at Work including Defibrillator - 1 day a week for 3 weeks

This course now includes the use of Automated External Defibrillator training.

Objectives

To equip the First Aider with a wide range of skills and knowledge so that he/she can competently look after an injured or ill person until the arrival of a more qualified person including the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator. Upon successful completion of this course, an CIEH approved First Aid at Work certificate will be awarded (valid for 3 years) and a defibrillator cert valid for one year

Contents

Each student must demonstrate that they are able to:

  • Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively with emergencies at work
  • Use available first aid equipment, including the contents of a first aid box and AED
  • Understand the duties of the first aider, employers and the legal framework
  • Maintain simple factual records on what they have done with regard to any treatment or management of an emergency
  • Recognise the importance of personal hygiene in first aid procedures
  • Use an AED effectively with minimum interruptions

They must also be able to deal with a casualty who:

  • Requires cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of an AED
  • Is unconscious (including seizures)
  • Is bleeding or wounded
  • Is suffering from shock
  • Is suffering from an injury to bones, muscles or joints
  • Has been burned or scalded
  • Has an eye injury
  • Has been overcome by gas or fumes
  • May have been poisoned or exposed to a harmful substance

NB

  • The HSE strongly recommends that first aiders undertake annual refresher training. Recertification training must be completed within three years. The First Aider will have to re-sit the full 3-day (18 hour contact time) course should their certificate expire, recertification training is at least 2 days (12 hours contact time)
  • The Resuscitation Council recommend that Defibrillator skills be updated at least once a year, and preferably more often.

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