Why we need to know about First Aid:
Over 13,000 people die each year in accidents occurring in everyday situations – many of these deaths could be prevented if a trained first aider was on hand. Do you realize that members of your family or a friend are most likely to benefit from your life-saving skills?
Aim of First Aid Training:
The aim of first aid is to reduce the effects of injury or illness suffered at work. It does not include giving tablets or medicines. The course makes you aware as to how important it is for your employees to know that, how emergencies can be handled until medical aid arrives. First Aid and effective emergency care can make the difference between life and death, rapid versus prolonged recovery, temporary versus permanent disability.
First aid provision must be adequate and appropriate. This means that each department or institution must assess its particular first aid needs taking into account the type of activities with which the department or institution is involved. Sufficient first aid facilities should be available and first aid personnel should be on hand to render assistance to casualties and to summon an ambulance or other professional help.
Trained personnel in emergency care are mandatory for organizations opting for certification under ISO 9001, 2008, 14001 and ISO OHS 45001. A First Aider should be a trained person who holds a valid certificate of competence in first aid at work. The certificates are issued for three years and re qualification is required before the three year period has elapsed
What You’ll Learn
Designed to help non-medical professionals provide assistance in times of crisis, our courses allow you to gain an understanding of first aid best practices for a wide range of conditions, including:
- Environmental emergencies
- Heart Attack
- Neck, head and spinal injuries
Demonstration of FIRST AID equipment
- AED machine
- Ambu Bag
- Cervical Collar
- Triangular Bandage
- Cervical Collar
- Pocket Mask for CPR
- Spine Board
- Bamboo stick and cotton sheet for patient transportation in remote area
- Rope and Knots during First Aid
Types of Classes
At the Red Cross, you can choose the type of class you want based on your scheduling needs and/or your learning style. We currently offer three types of classes, including:
- In Person: Delivered in a traditional classroom setting, our in-person first aid courses combine lecture with hands-on skills sessions. The course culminates with testing, which allows participants to receive a two-year certification.
- Online With instruction provided virtually, these self-paced courses can help you understand first aid best practices. However, online courses do not allow you to demonstrate your skill proficiency to a certified instructor, and therefore your certification may not meet the requirements for workplace safety.
- Blended Learning Learning: Featuring award-winning simulation learning, our blended learning programs combine self-paced, interactive instruction and in-person skills sessions. Blended Learning courses allow you to learn on your schedule, then demonstrate your skills to a certified instructor.