If you're trying to book yourself on a first aid course, there's a mine of information to plough through before you find the one that's best for you. Here is some basic information about the different options available and who these are best suited for:
Keeping yourself safe as a First Aider In line with government advice, make sure you wash your hands or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser before and after treating any casualty. Make sure you don’t cough or sneeze over the casualty when you are treating them. In the workplace it is also a good idea to update your First Aid Needs Assessment and to make sure you have enough first aiders on duty. Restock your first aid kits with plenty of disposable gloves and hand sanitiser. I always keep a wee 'Covid' kit in my bag when I'm out and about,
Global pandemics can be really scary, there's no doubt about that. The balance between staying informed and not being overwhelmed can be a real challenge. It takes a lot of effort not to get swept away by speculation or to make assumptions based on what you see or hear in the media. Here are some general tips for managing your mental health and wellbeing during Covid 19. Many of us have been tearing our hair out whilst juggling home-working with family life. It can be too easy to pile on the pressure by constantly comparing your routine with everyone else's.
If you hold a First Aid at Work (FAW) or Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificate that expires on or after 16 March 2020 and cannot access requalification training because of coronavirus, you may qualify for an extension. How you qualify for the extension To qualify for the extension, you must be able to: explain why you haven’t been able to requalifydemonstrate what you've done to try and access training The current extended deadline is set to 30th September 2020, however you should still try to arrange training as soon as possible. This deadline be extended further in Scotland
If so, there are still some things you can do to ensure you stay compliant with the law in terms of first aid cover: Review your first aid needs assessment. Can you still provide the cover needed for workers who are on the premises and the activities that they are doing? If fewer people are coming into your workplace it may still be safe to operate with less first aid cover. You could also put a temporary stop to higher-risk activities.Consider sharing first aid cover with another local business. Make sure they have the knowledge, experience and availability to cover the
Normally, as part of Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training on any first aid course, learners will be taught how to give good quality chest compressions AND effective rescue breaths. This is because when a person suffers cardiac arrest they will only have a limited amount of oxygen left in their body. This will run out as you circulate the blood with your chest compressions because the body uses up the oxygen. Out of hospital cardiac arrest is one of the biggest killers in the UK. Cardiac arrest happens when the heart stops beating in a normal rhythm. This means it can't