First Aid Essentials

in Health & Social Care

This course has been developed for anyone who works in a health or social care setting to give them the confidence to provide emergency assistance.

Course description

This First Aid Essentials in Health & Social Care course follows the knowledge content of the one-day Emergency First Aid at Work and paediatric courses, with the addition of heart attack and stroke. It will assist you in developing the skills necessary to enable you to assess the scene of an incident, carry out lifesaving checks on a casualty, give first aid if necessary, and whilst doing this, keep yourself safe.

The purpose of this course is to give you a practical guide on how to handle an incident that may require first aid. The course is not intended to teach you how to first aid, but it is designed to give you confidence to know what to do when someone urgently needs your help.

  • Understanding DR ABC
  • How to provide basic life support for adults, children and infants, including using a defibrillator
  • How to react in life threatening situations, with highly engaging interactive video content that enables you to practice your first aid skills
  • For health workers: How to recognise patient deterioration in adults, children and infants
  • How to deal with an adult, child or infant who is in shock, choking, drowning, seizing, bleeding or having an allergic reaction
  • Understand what to do if somebody has a broken bone or experienced a burn
  • How to recognise if someone is having a stroke or heart attack
  • How to handle day-to-day incidents
  • The first aid box and what it should contain, including an interactive game to embed knowledge.

First Aid Essentials in Health & Social Care, what are my buying options?

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This course costs £28.50 excl. VAT and you can buy online today.


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Key features and benefits

Price £28.50 excl. VAT

Max. Duration 4 hours

Target Audience Health

  • This course is level 2 (as graded against the nationally accepted levels for training courses)
  • Delivers 4 CPD credits
  • 70% pass mark
  • This course is enhanced with a narration feature for accessibility purposes
  • Additional resources for further learning and printable modules for future reference
  • Interactive video and game content underpin learning
  • This course has been mapped to the Care Certificate and the CSTF for health.

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