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International Award In First Aid At Work & Safe Use Of An Automated External Defibrillator Level 32021-09-15T21:51:59+00:00

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First Aid At Work & Safe Use Of An AED Level 3

The Level 3 International Award in First Aid at Work and the Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator is a qualification aimed at providing candidates with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to support first aid and the use of a defibrillator in the workplace.

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The Level 3 International Award in First Aid at Work and the Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator is a qualification aimed at providing candidates with the necessary knowledge, understanding, and skills to support first aid and the use of a defibrillator in the workplace.

Overview

Learners gaining this qualification will know basic emergency first-aid procedures and will be able to use a defibrillator correctly. The topics covered will help to maintain good practice in safe, prompt, and effective emergency first-aid treatment of individuals & much more.

Who Should Attend?

Centers are responsible for ensuring candidates can meet the necessary standard of language in which the course is being delivered.

1 Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider

  • State the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Identify how to minimize the risk of infection to yourself and others
  • Identify recommended first aid kit content requirement

2 Know how to assess an incident

  • Conduct a scene survey
  • Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
  • Call for help to support a casualty
  • Conduct a head to toe survey

3 Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally

  • Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
  • Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing
  • Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
  • Manage a casualty who is in seizure

4 Know how to manage a casualty who is not breathing normally and unresponsive

  • Identify when cardio pulmonary resuscitation is needed
  • Demonstrate cardio pulmonary resuscitation using a manikin

5 Know how to recognize and assist a casualty who is choking

  • Identify the signs of a partially and completely blocked airway
  • Demonstrate first aid for a partially and completely blocked airway

6 Know how to recognize and assist a casualty with a minor injury

  • Identify the different types of external bleeding
  • Demonstrate first aid for controlling external bleeding
  • Demonstrate first aid for a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises

7 Know how to manage a casualty who is in shock

  • Identify the typical signs and symptoms of shock
  • Demonstrate first aid for a casualty who is in shock

8 Know how to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints

  • Recognize suspected fractures, dislocations and sprains and strains
  • Demonstrate first aid for a casualty with a fracture, dislocation and sprain/strain

9 Know how to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries

  • Recognize suspected concussion, skull fracture, cerebral compression and spinal injury
  • Demonstrate first aid for a casualty with a suspected concussion, skull fracture, cerebral compression and spinal injury

10 Know how to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries

  • Recognize different types of chest injury
  • Administer first aid for a chest injury

11 Know how to administer first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds

  • Recognize factors that could affect the severity of a burn and scald
  • Demonstrate first aid for burns involving dry heat, wet heat, electricity and chemicals

12 Know how to administer first aid to a casualty with an eye injury

  • Give examples of common eye injuries
  • Administer first aid for eye injuries involving dust, chemicals and embedded objects

13 Know how to administer first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning

  • Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body
  • Administer immediate first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning
  • Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning

14 Know how to administer first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis

  • Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
  • Administer immediate first aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis

15 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness

  • Recognize signs and symptoms for a casualty suffering from a heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma and diabetes
  • Demonstrate first aid for a casualty suffering from major illnesses including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma and diabetes

16 Know how to safely use an automated external defibrillator (AED)

  • Describe the differences between using an AED on an adult and child
  • Identify safety considerations when using an automated external defibrillator
  • Demonstrate the correct placement of AED electrode pads on a manikin
  • Follow AED voice prompts accurately
  • Demonstrate how to combine the use of an automated external defibrillator with minimal interruptions in cardiopulmonary resuscitation using a manikin
  • Demonstrate the safe delivery of AED shock
  • State the procedures if the casualty shows signs of life and starts to breath normally
  • Identify the information required when handing over the casualty

Centres are responsible for ensuring candidates can meet the necessary standard of language in which the course is being delivered

Guidance on assessment

The qualification is assessed using the HABC assessment pack and is split into two component parts:

Part One: This component is assessed through practical demonstration of first aid skills.

Part Two: This knowledge based assessment requires learners to answer a series of short answer questions via written or oral responses.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is first aid?2021-09-21T19:54:37+00:00

First aid refers to the immediate treatment of an individual(s) that is injured or ill. First aid is not a full medical treatment, but something that can be done to stabilize a person so they can be moved to a hospital for regular medical treatment, or to preserve life while waiting for medical professionals.

Who is the first aider?2021-09-21T19:54:37+00:00

A first-aider is someone who has undertaken training appropriate to the circumstances. They must hold a valid certificate of competence in either: … emergency first aid at work. any other level of training or qualification that is appropriate to the circumstances.

What is first aid and example?2021-09-21T19:54:37+00:00

First aid is defined as medical assistance provided to a person who has suffered a medical emergency. Cleaning a cut and putting a bandage on it is an example of first aid. … Emergency treatment that is given to an injured or sick person or animal, often by someone who does not have medical training.

What are the 5 main aims of first aid?2021-09-21T19:54:37+00:00

The five main aims of first aid are to:

  • Preserve life.
  • Prevent the escalation of illness or injury.
  • Promote recovery.
  • Provide pain relief.
  • Protect the unconscious.
What are the types of first aid?2021-09-21T19:54:37+00:00

The two main types of first aid training for the workplace are:

  • Emergency First Aid at Work – a level 2 first aid qualification, usually provided over 1 day.
  • First Aid at Work – a level 3 first aid qualification, usually provided over 3 days.

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