First Aid Courses

Simple Skills Save Lives

We offer a range of First Aid training provision throughout Lancashire.

Our on-site training is particularly cost effective to those who have several people requiring training at the same time (6 or more people). In addition to this there are several other benefits:

  • Choosing your own venue gives greater convenience
  • Travelling and accommodation costs can be reduced or removed
  • A greater choice of course types are available
  • The course content can be tailored to your exact requirements
  • Businesses and organisations can choose a suitable time to run their course

Identifying your first aid training needs

To establish what provision for first-aid is required you should make an assessment of the first-aid needs appropriate to the circumstances of your business. More detailed information about First Aid provision in the workplace can be found here: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg214.pdf

Core first aid training

Your arrangements will depend on the outcome of your first-aid needs assessment and the circumstances in your workplace at any given time. The findings of the needs assessment should indicate the level of first-aid equipment, facilities and personnel required.  If you require any further help with your first aid needs, contact sian@heartbeat-nwcc.org.uk.

Our first aid courses

Annual first aid training for a clinical setting (Primary care and Primary dental care)

  • Workplace first aid courses
  • First aid skills for beginners – group sessions
  • Volunteers first aid training
  • Mini medics – see our Schools PSHE workshop area for first aid provision to 7-16-year olds
  • Basic first aid skills – see our Community talk and workshops Heartstart dates

Annual first aid training for a clinical setting – Patients & staff in safe hands

Professional Standards – Staff training and AED’s

  • Healthcare organisations have an obligation to provide a high-quality resuscitation service, and to ensure that staff are trained and updated regularly to a level of proficiency appropriate to each individual’s expected role.
  • All dental practitioners & clinical staff in Primary Care, must be able to start CPR and use an AED within 3 minutes
  • An AED should be immediately available in all Primary Care settings, preferably suitable for use on both adults & children

We base our courses on the latest Resuscitation Council (UK) recommendations which are designed to meet the needs of all health care professionals wishing to revise their knowledge.

Course Content

Interactive and practical basic life support training to include:

  • Overview of the ABCDE approach
  • Baby, child and adult choking
  • Baby child and adult CPR
  • Safe and effective use of an AED
  • Anaphylaxis care guidelines

Course Duration

Delivered over 60-90 minutes

Certification

An attendance certification is issued which is valid for 12 months (Clinical) and 3 years (Non-clinical).

Cost

£199 per course (onsite) up to 14 delegates

On completion of any training we issue certificates which count towards CPD and meets your CPR/AED requirements and to comply with RCGP/GDC registration.

Overview and information

Primary care

Primary dental care

  • Quality standards for cardiopulmonary resuscitation practice and training
  • Resuscitation equipment
  • Supporting information

Primary care – Quality standards for cardiopulmonary resuscitation practice and training

  • Healthcare organisations have an obligation to provide a high-quality resuscitation service, and to ensure that staff are trained and updated regularly to a level of proficiency appropriate to each individual’s expected role.
  • All providers of primary care should have ready access to advice about resuscitation practice and training. This is best led by a dedicated, adequately trained Resuscitation Officer (RO) whose prime responsibility is for the coordination of all matters pertaining to resuscitation including training, audit and overseeing equipment.

Primary care – Training of staff

  1. All staff in a primary care organisation, including non-clinical staff, should undergo regular training in resuscitation of both adults and children to the level appropriate to their role.
  2. Staff should undergo such training at induction and at appropriately frequent, regular intervals thereafter to maintain knowledge and skills.
  3. According to Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines, training must be in place to ensure that clinical staff can undertake cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

Training and facilities must ensure that, when cardiorespiratory arrest occurs, as a minimum all clinical staff can:

  • recognise cardiorespiratory arrest
  • summon help
  • start CPR
  • attempt defibrillation (if appropriate) with an automated external defibrillator (AED) with the minimum of delay, whenever possible within 3 minutes of collapse.

Clinical staff should have at least annual updates.
Training and updates that include an assessment are recommended for clinical staff.
Non-clinical staff generally should have annual updates also.

However, a local risk assessment may be undertaken to assess the likelihood of them encountering a patient requiring resuscitation (for example a driver for an out-of-hours doctor’s car may be required to assist at a cardiorespiratory arrest more frequently than a secretary in some daytime General Practices).
As a minimum, non-clinical staff must be trained to:

  • recognise cardiorespiratory arrest
  • summon help
  • start CPR using chest compressions

For all staff, various methods to acquire, maintain and assess resuscitation skills and knowledge can be used for updates (e.g. life support courses, manikin/simulation training, mock-drills, ‘rolling refreshers’, e-learning, video-based training/self instruction).

The choice should be determined locally. For example, training materials such as Lifesaver (http://www.life-saver.org.uk/), developed by the Resuscitation Council (UK), or very brief videos aimed at lay people may be appropriate for non-clinical staff. Hands-on training using simulation and including assessment is recommended for clinical staff.

A system must be in place for identifying any resuscitation equipment that requires special training, and for ensuring that such training takes place.

The RO or resuscitation lead should organise and co-ordinate resuscitation training for staff. However, in order to achieve training targets, the RO may need to delegate some aspects of training.

All primary care providers should make provision for staff to have sufficient time to train in resuscitation skills as part of their employment.

Specific training for cardiorespiratory arrests in special circumstances (e.g. resuscitation of children or the newborn) should be provided for medical, nursing and other clinical staff where appropriate.

All training must be recorded (e.g. in an organisation’s training database).

Primary care – Resuscitation equipment

Equipment lists for specific healthcare settings are contained in the separate document:
https://www.resus.org.uk/quality-standards/primary-care-equipment-and-drug-lists/

Downloads

♥ Heartstart poster 16 (docx)

♥ First Aid flyer 16 (pdf)

♥ First aid booking form (docx)

♥ Training T&C (docx)