As a therapist, it is important to have an up-to-date first aid qualification.
First aid training focuses on building your confidence to respond appropriately when faced with a potential medical emergency. The course covers basic first aid, CPR (CardioPulmonary Resuscitation) and looks at injury assessment, illness assessment, bandaging, dislocations and fractures. The course meets the requirements for HSE Appointed Persons at Work.
Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.
The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) course is based on internationally recognised medical guidelines for emergency care, including:
Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.
Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.
Refresher course: It’s a good idea to refresh your CPR and first aid skills every 24 months, and that’s what the First Aid Refresher course is designed to do. Focusing on key skills, the course allows you to stay up-to-date and ready to lend aid when needed. In order to qualify for a refresher course, your latest first aid certificate must be in date.
Please note that courses take place on specific dates and at least two participants are required for each course to run. If there are not enough participants for a particular training date, you will be offered an alternative date to suit you.
Pre-requisites: Full course: none, Refreshers course: latest course completion certificate still in date.
Model Required? No
Course Fee includes training manual, training materials, assessment and certification
Required Self-Guided (Theory) Learning: None
Practical Course Length: 8 hours
Assessment: Written knowledge reviews on the practical training day, combined with continuous formative assessment, verbal questions and a final multiple choice test.
Accrediting Body: Emergency First Response
Qualification Attained: Emergency First Response certification card, plus Natural Touch Training certificate of attendance.
CPD: 8 points available for the full one day course, 6 for the refresher.