01D Basic First Aid Course

01D Basic First Aid

Basic First Aid Course Outline
(Delivery time: 07 contact hours – 1 day)

First aid is the emergency care and treatment of a sick or injured person before professional medical services are obtained. It is not meant to replace medical diagnosis and treatment. In contrary to misconceptions, first aid is a temporary support until professional medical assistance is available.

To ensure that participants are able to provide effective first aid to casualties with life threatening conditions in emergencies and have knowledge to attend other major injuries that require first aid, with available resources.

(1) to save life;
(2) prevent further injury;
(3) to minimize or prevent infection.
(4) assist in early recovery

This training will utilize continuous assessment methodologies (British Red Cross methodologies) – there will not be a separate written examination unless otherwise requested. Trainer shall keep competency assessment records of each participant throughout the training. Assessment will be based on: (1) attendance and punctuality; (2) participation in class; and (3) performance competency.

On successful completion of the training a Basic First Aid certificate will be awarded to each participant.

90% attendance is required to meet certification criteria. Due to unavoidable circumstances if any participant is unable to meet this requirement, a valid explanation is required. In such situations, issuing of certificate is based on (2) and (3) of assessment criteria and recommendation of the trainer.

Suggested Topics:
Note that topics in this training will not be covered in details except for life threatening conditions. Standard First Aid Course is for those who require in depth knowledge of first aid.

• What is first aid?

• Issues in Providing Care
– Consent of casualty
– Safety of first aider, casualty and bystanders
– Protective Precautions
– Critical Incident Stress & Victim Death

• Incident Management

• Primary Assessment & Basic Life Support
– Choking
– Drowning
– Smoke inhalation
– Trauma
– Airway obstruction
– Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for Adult and Children
o A for Airway
o B for Breathing
o C for Compressions/ Circulation
o D for Deadly Bleeding

• Secondary Assessment
– Head-to-toe
– History
– Check Vitals

• Circulatory Emergencies
– External Bleeding
o General treatment for blood loss
o Bandages and improvisation
o Cleaning wounds
o Prevention of infection
o Disposal of waste
– Internal Bleeding
– Heart Attack & Angina
– Shock

• Respiratory Emergencies
– Obstructed Airway
– Anaphylactic Shock
– Asthma
– Hyperventilation

• Soft Tissue Injuries
– Burns
– Electrocution

• Bone & Joint Injuries
– Musculoskeletal Injuries
– Immobilization
– Suspected Spinal Injury (no practice sessions)

• Environmental Illness & Injury
– Heat-Related Illness & Injury
– Cold-Related Illness & Injury

• Medical Conditions & Poisoning
– Seizures
– Diarrhea
– Poisoning

• Transportation of casualties (no practice sessions)
– Hand seats
– Use of material for lifting
– Improvised stretchers
– Placing casualty onto a stretcher
– Carrying casualties – teamwork
– Transporting casualties with spinal injuries