An Introduction to Basic First Aid

Regular price $33.00 USD
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There are a number of reasons why first aid is so important, such as encouraging general safety, preventing casualties’ conditions from worsening and, ultimately, saving lives. Ideally, everyone would have a basic knowledge of what first aid is, why it is important, how to apply it and what do to in an emergency. \n \nThis course describes what first aid is and why it is important. It also provides sufficient information for the user to be able to apply first aid safely and effectively to different types of casualty.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Explain what first aid is and why it is important
  • Understand UK first aid law and regulations
  • Acknowledge employers’ responsibilities
  • Describe how to manage an injury incident
  • Understand what to do in a medical emergency
Understand how to treat:
  • Unconscious casualties (breathing and not breathing)
  • Respiratory problems
  • Bleeding
  • Effects of extreme heat and cold
  • Medical problems

This e-learning provides awareness education. Face-to-face training, coaching or supervision would be needed in addition in order to complete the all-round skills and knowledge to be able to carry this forward practically in your organisation.

Course Duration

40 minutes

Target Audience

Anyone with a need/desire to learn about basic first aid \n

Available In

Mixed Media (audio/video elements with subtitles)

For short courses a completion certificate is available at the end of the course. You can screenshot this or print it out to confirm completion of the training.

For accredited courses a certificate will be sent directly to you from the appropriate awarding body.

All you need to complete our e-learning courses is a computer, tablet or smartphone and an internet connection.

E-learning is flexible, efficient, and cost-effective, meaning you can progress through the modules at your own pace, at your own time to fit the training in around your work and personal life.

Short online courses also help employers to demonstrate that they have fulfilled their legal duties to ensure their personnel have been adequately trained.

Once the courses have been completed, a confirmation of results can be saved or printed as evidence. This can then be kept on record as evidence of suitable training.

You will instantly receive a confirmation email with your order details and your course login details will follow within one business working day.

Please note that course bookings can not be processed over weekends or bank holidays and will be processed the next business working day.

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Step 2

Once you have paid for your course(s), you will receive an email from our team advising how to begin your training.

Step 3

You will be provided with a username and password which will enable you to access the e-learning portal. Login to start your course, once you have completed and passed the course, you will be able to download and print your certificate straight away.

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