Unit 1: First aid in the workplace
This unit covers the role of the occupational first aider, the legal requirements and how to effectively ensure the safety of the first aider in the workplace.
Unit 2: Patient assessment
After this module, the participant will be able to complete a primary and secondary survey on a potential casualty. They will know how to take vital (pulse, breathing, etc) signs and treat a casualty with a suspected neck injury.
Unit 3: Respiratory emergencies
This unit covers the functions of the respiratory system and shows the occupational first aider how to manage a choking patient as well as how to do mouth-to-mouth ventilations.
Unit 4: Cardiac first response
After this module, the participant will understand the chain of survival and will be able to activate their links, by calling for an ambulance, starting CPR and using a Defibrillator effectively.
Unit 5: Wounds and bleeding
Participant will learn how to deal with blood injuries and how to recognise the different types of wounds and know how to treat them. They will be able to deal with head, eye and facial injuries as well as effectively minimising the consequences of internal bleeding.
Unit 6: Altered levels of consciousness
This unit teaches participants how to treat shock and how to do the recovery position. This will enable them to treat a casualty who has reduced or lost consciousness.
Unit 7: Musculoskeletal injuries
At the end of this module, the participant will be able to treat patients who have fractured (broken) bones as well as deal effectively with casualties who have sprains, strains and dislocations.
Unit 8: Burns and scalds, chemicals, electric shock
This covers the treatment of major and minor burns as well as the many different causes of burns. It also covers poisoning and how best to treat someone who has been poisoned. The student will cover electrical shock and how to manage a patient who has been electrocuted.