First Aid Awareness (Adults) - Level 2 (CPDUK Accredited)

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    CSTF Paediatric Basic Life Support (Healthcare) - Level 2 | Online Training Course | CPDUK Accredited

    Course Duration

    240 minutes

    CPD Hours

    3 hours


    CPD Certification Service


    CPD Certificate

    Certificate Validity

    1 year

    Who is the course for?

    This first aid awareness (adults) online course is designed for individuals new to first aid or those seeking to refresh their basic knowledge. It is ideal for anyone interested in acquiring the essential skills to handle common emergencies confidently, particularly in non-clinical settings.

    Course content

    The online first aid awareness (adults) course is structured to ensure a comprehensive understanding of first aid basics, covering the following key topics:

    Introduction to first aid

    •  Understanding the fundamental concepts and importance of first aid.

    Session 1

    • Prioritising treatment based on the severity of injuries.

    Session 2

    • Roles and responsibilities of a first aider, including legal considerations.

    Session 3

    • Effective emergency communication, identifying who to call for help.

    Session 4

    • Conducting a primary survey to assess the casualty’s condition.

    Session 5

    • Performing CPR on adults and infants, demonstrating correct techniques.

    Session 6

    • Understanding choking statistics and the impact on emergency responses.

    Session 7

    • Types of bleeding and appropriate first aid responses.

    Session 8

    • Recognising and treating anaphylaxis, an acute allergic reaction.

    End of course assessment

    • Ensuring retention and understanding of the course material.

    Course aims

    The aims of this first aid awareness (adults) elearning course are to:

    • Equip learners with foundational knowledge and skills in first aid.
    • Enhance the confidence of individuals to act effectively in an emergency.
    • Promote understanding of the legal and practical responsibilities of a first aider.

    Learning objectives

    This first aid awareness (adults) eLearning course will:

    • Clarify the roles and responsibilities of a first aider, including legal duties and the ethical approach in various scenarios.
    • Instruct on emergency preparedness, detailing the essential contents of a first aid kit and how to maintain it.
    • Teach identification of common emergency signs and symptoms, emphasising quick and accurate assessment skills.
    • Guide learners through the primary and secondary assessment procedures, ensuring a systematic approach to emergency care.
    • Demonstrate critical first aid techniques for managing life-threatening situations such as choking, shock, severe bleeding, and anaphylaxis, including the use of recovery positions and CPR for adults.

    Learning outcomes

    Upon completing this online first aid awareness (adults) training course, learners will be equipped to:

    • Identify relevant legislation and guidance related to first aid, ensuring compliance with UK standards.
    • Articulate the role and responsibilities of a first aider, recognising the importance of their duties in emergencies.
    • Demonstrate the ability to perform CPR on an adult who has stopped breathing, using techniques that comply with current best practices.
    • Illustrate the correct method to place a casualty into the recovery position, ensuring safety and maintaining an open airway.
    • Explain the appropriate first aid treatment for shock, including recognising symptoms and immediate actions to take.
    • Detail the steps to treat anaphylactic shock and burn injuries, applying the latest first aid protocols.
    • Demonstrate techniques to assist a choking adult, effectively managing the emergency until further help arrives.

    These learning outcomes align with the legislative and regulatory requirements of the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. They are by the standards established by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and other relevant UK regulatory bodies.

    Accreditation and Certification

    This CPD-accredited first aid awareness (Adults) e-learning course is externally peer-reviewed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Upon completion, participants will earn a CPD Certificate valid for one year.

    The course meets comprehensive compliance requirements set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Regulatory and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and Care Inspectorates (Wales and Scotland), Skills for Care Core and Mandatory Training Framework and the UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and other UK health and social care regulatory bodies.

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    Why is the course important?

    The first aid awareness course is crucial as it equips individuals with the skills and knowledge to respond swiftly and effectively to emergencies and accidents. This immediate care is vital in minimising the severity of injuries and potentially saving lives before professional medical assistance arrives. The training ensures that first aiders are prepared to handle urgent health crises, enhancing safety and well-being in various environments, from the workplace to public spaces.

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