01J First Aid Emergency Simulation Exercise
Program Content for First Aid Emergency Simulation Exercise (01H)
(Delivery time: 06 hours approximately – 1 day)
First Aid Emergency Simulation Exercise (FAESE) will consist of simulations of potential emergencies that may be faced by the requested establishment, and how to respond to such situations with available means.
During the simulation, several emergency situations with mock causalities will be simulated enabling staff to assess and respond to the emergency. This will include providing First Aid to casualties, evacuation using available vehicles, stretchers, and manpower. A report with recommendations will be provided to the establishment after the training, indicating the weaknesses and strengths of the organization.
This simulation is aimed at: (a) checking readiness of the establishment for a First Aid emergency; (b) refresh First Aid skills of staff; (c) assessing the existing capacity of the staff for a First Aid emergency.
(1) to identify the existing capacity of the establishment for a First Aid emergency;
(2) to refresh First Aid skills of staff;
(3) assessing the existing capacity of the staff for a First Aid emergency;
(4) to provide recommendation to increase the capacity of the establishment for a potential First Aid emergency situation;
- Identification of major stakeholders;
- Assessing existing capacities including trained people, equipment and emergency protocols;
- Conducting a SWOT Analysis with stakeholders;
Typical Simulation Exercise
- Participants will be divided into two groups: one group will be the responders while the other group will act as casualties. Participants of the groups will be given role-playing instruction cards and will act as casualties and first responders.
- Simulated incident of saving drowned or distressed casualty using available means such as life vests, lifebuoys, and small boats.
- Simulated incidents of transporting casualties in the land and taking them aboard speedboats for transferring to nearby hospitals, using available equipment such as stretchers, buggies, etc.
- Simulated incident related to fire and smoke inhalation.
- Simulated incident related to land or sea accidents.
- How to respond to casualties affected by a heart attack and hypothermia (for establishments with Automatic External Defibrillators – AED)
Simulations will check the effectiveness of existing SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) if available.
It is recommended to complete all the modules mentioned below. If further knowledge of first aid is required, Basic or Standard First Aid Course is recommended.
- Safety requirements before and while attending an emergency situation.
- Principles of Mass Casualty Incidents (MCI) management.
- Principles of Triage (categorizing of casualties)
- First Aid topics as needed – some of the important topics:
- Primary Assessment & Basic Life Support
- Management of unconscious casualties
- A for Airway
- B for Breathing
- C for Compressions/ Circulation
- D for Deadly Bleeding
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults.
- Introduction to defibrillation using AED.
- Using of BVM (Bag Valve Mask)
Topics could be added or removed depending on participant requirement.
- List of capacities available in the establishment including trained people and equipment.
- Trainings needed to build capacity or suggestion for future trainings.
- List of strength and weakness that exist in the establishment.
- Recommendations for emergency SOP.
- Certificate indicating the establishment’s capacity in delivering assistance in First Aid as per British requirements.