Public First Aid Courses

First Aid Courses @ Heartbeat HQ Deepdale, Preston

2019 schedule

Community First Aid (Heart Start)

You will learn vital lifesaving skills which could help to keep a person alive until professional help arrives.

The course includes:-

  • How to call for help
  • How to help someone who is unconscious
  • How to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • How to recognise the warning signs of a heart attack
  • How to deal with choking
  • How to deal with serious bleeding

It could be one of the most valuable things you’ll ever learn, because heart disease touches us all and in the future your ELS skills may mean the difference between life and death to a friend or a member of your family.

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: £5 per person

(Places are limited call 01772 717147 to reserve your place)

Course Dates
Thursday 31st January 10am till 12pm
Wednesday 27th February 1pm till 3pm
Friday 29th March 10am till 12pm
Thursday 30th May 1pm till 3pm
Wednesday 26th June 10am till 12pm
Thursday 31st October 10am till 12pm
Friday 29th November 10am till 12pm

Certified Level 2 course – Emergency First Aid at work (1 day course)

This course is designed for people who want to receive training in emergency first aid and is especially suited for nominated first aiders in smaller, low risk working environments.

Location:  Heartbeat NWCC, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 6PA

Date: 4th September 2019

Time: 9:00-4:00pm

Cost: £49.99 per head (Places are limited call 01772 717147 to reserve your place)

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Clinical First Aid (Annual update)

This training aims to train you how to assess and effectively manage an unresponsive patient, how to confirm cardiac arrest and the correct techniques for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

This is an aspect of mandatory training for all staff and therefore needs to be completed on an annual basis.

Candidates are able to complete both adult and paediatric assessments at these sessions.

Interactive and practical BLS 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

Available dates:  5th June 2019

Location:  Heartbeat NWCC, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 6PA

Time: 12-2pm

Cost: £20 per person (Places are limited call 01772 717147 to reserve your place)

Testimonials

“Much more interactive than any other resus course I have done”

Park Medical Practice

“Easy to understand, clear instructions, enough time to participate”

Longton Health Centre

“Sian made the training  enjoyable and easy to follow”

Jones Dental Practice

“I really enjoyed using the Brayden light up manakin, which helped with CPR”

Kirkham Dental Practice

 

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.

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/

Certified level 3 courses

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.

First aid provision – see opposite diagram

First Aid at Work (3 day course)

About

·        This comprehensive course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. In addition, this course will include any protocol changes that may have arisen since their last training course

Assessment

·        Summative practical assessment is ongoing by the instructor each day, along with a written assessment on each day

Syllabus

  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Heart attacks
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Eye injuries
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Choking
  • Control of bleeding
  • Chest injuries
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Diabetes
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Asthma
  • Head injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Burns
  • Epilepsy
  • Resuscitation
  • Bandaging

Certification

  • This qualification lasts for 3 years
  • It is recommended that during the 3-year period, the learners attend annual refresher courses
  • Certificates provided at an additional cost

Price

  • £180pp* (*additional travel expenses if outside of a PR postcode)
  • Requalification – 2 days £119 pp
  • (Minimum 6 – Maximum 12 people per session)

Certified Level 2 courses

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.

First aid provision – see opposite diagram

Emergency First Aid at Work (1 day course)

About

  • If your risk assessment indicates that first aid training covering emergency protocols only is sufficient for your workplace, this one day course will meet your requirement
  • All learners will have the skills and knowledge to provide the organisation with Emergency First Aider’s that can provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner

Assessment

  • Written assessment and continuous observation by the trainer

Syllabus

  • A range of subjects are covered:  the role of the first aider, managing an emergency, communication and casualty care, bleeding, burns, choking, fainting, health and safety regulations, resuscitation, seizures, shock and treatment of an unconscious casualty

Certification

  • This qualification lasts for 3 years
  • It is recommended that during the 3-year period, the learners attend annual refresher courses.
  • Certificates provided at an additional cost

Price

  • £39.99pp* (*additional travel expenses if outside of a PR postcode)
  • (Minimum 6 – maximum 12 people per session)

AED familiarisation training

Heart and circulatory disease claims around 200,000 lives each year. Many could have been saved if an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) was made available.

AED’s are now becoming more common throughout a range of public and work places.

A casualty’s survival rate will dramatically increase if an AED is available and if there are people who are confident to use it.

This very practical course will enable your learners to use the AED competently and with confidence.

Not only does this course deal with the use of an AED but it also includes vital training in resuscitation and choking procedures.

Duration:    90 Minutes

Cost:            £199* for up to 16 people (*additional travel expenses if outside of a PR postcode)

Community First Aid

You will learn vital lifesaving skills which could help to keep a person alive until professional help arrives.

The course includes:-

  • How to call for help
  • How to help someone who is unconscious
  • How to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • How to recognise the warning signs of a heart attack
  • How to deal with choking
  • How to deal with serious bleeding

It could be one of the most valuable things you’ll ever learn because heart disease touches us all and in the future your ELS skills may mean the difference between life and death to a friend or a member of your family.

Duration:    2 hours

Cost:            £149* for up to 16 people (*additional travel expenses if outside of a PR postcode)

Schools Mini-medics First Aid

This is a very basic introduction to First Aid for all children and aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 11, but it can suit children of any age.

First Aid is an important life skill and the course is kept at a basic level with no use of confusing terminologies.

At the very least, the child will be able to make an effective emergency telephone call which may be enough to save someone’s life.

Assessment

This is a non-regulated qualification and attendance is all that is required.

Optional test/quizzes are available in the form of a worksheet if required

Syllabus

  • What is First Aid?
  • First Aid kits
  • Recovery position
  • Choking
  • Safety, communication and contacting the emergency services
  • DR ABC
  • Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Asthma
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Shock

Duration:         3 – 6 hours dependent on the syllabus you want covered including educational, theoretical and practical teaching sessions.