First aid training is a valuable skill that can be used in many different situations from sport related injuries through to a cardiac arrest. There are many different types of first aid training course available, so it is important to choose one that will suit the needs of you or your business. Choosing the right first aid training course is important, as it is a skill that can make all the difference in an emergency situation.
What exactly is a first aid training course?
First aid training teaches you how to respond and treat an injured or sick person until they receive full medical care. This can include CPR, using an AED, treating bleeding, burns and broken bones. Knowing what to do in a medical emergency could make all the difference between life and death.
The training that is provided to an individual to address a sudden injury or illness is known as first aid. The first aid training helps an individual to assist an injured person before the medical help arrives. It can also be defined as the immediate and temporary care that is given to a person who has been injured or is ill until they receive permanent care. It is a short-term type of treatment that can be provided by a non-professional person. It is also provided to someone who has no medical or health care training.
Choosing the right first aid training course will depend on your needs as well as whether you are required to complete a nationally recognised course, such as the Statement of Attainment in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis or Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. There are many different types of first aid courses available, with the most common being:
Emergency First Aid Course – This course covers first aid for life-threatening injuries or illnesses and may include CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation), choking and drowning emergencies.
Advanced First Aid Course – This course provides advanced training for situations where someone has been injured or is suffering from illness. A comprehensive range of topics are covered including how to deal with burns, allergic reactions, eye injuries and much more.
Senior First Aid Course – This is a comprehensive two-day course covering a wide range of topics including how to treat wounds and bleeding, spinal injuries, asthma attacks and snake bites. It also includes CPR.
If you want to learn basic first aid skills, look for a course near you that teaches these skills:
- Checking for breathing and pulse
- Choking relief in adults and children
- CPR for adults and children
- Bleeding control
- Broken bone care
- Shock management
At Inspirational Training, we provide a range of industry and environment specific first aid courses.