Tailored 1 day course for Dance Tutors (8 hour)

This course demonstrates how a course can be tailored for specific needs and is based on a successfully run course for dance tutors which is regularly run for Yorkshire Dance. It covers the emergency life saving first aid topics required on all first aid qualifications (i.e. the core syllabus of the HSE Approved Emergency First Aid at Work course - commonly known as “Appointed Person” content) and in addition topics relevant to those most common first aid situations which occur in a dance setting whether it be a class or a performance.

There are many ways in which courses can be tailored, but it must be remembered that in 8 hours it is not possible to cover all the content of the longer courses.

Course outline:

  • Introduction
  • Principles of first aid
  • Vital signs – including for children
  • Incident procedure
  • Treatment of an unresponsive casualty
  • Treatment of a casualty with a seizure (epilepsy)
  • Bleeding and shock, including scenarios
  • Basic life support  - Heart attack
  • Chain of survival
  • Basic Life Support Non Heart Attack (child/drowning)
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Choking
  • Limb Injuries – soft tissue injuries and fractures: theory and return to play/training/seek medical intervention decisions
  • Common medical problems: Heart Attack/Angina, Fainting, Asthma, Diabetes & Anaphylaxis
  • First aid kit contents specific to needs
  • Manual handling considerations in first aid provision throughout

Pre-requisites:

Candidates need to be fit enough to cope with the practical demands of the course i.e. to be able to kneel, roll over a casualty and perform simulated CPR on a manikin. A willingness to participate in all practical aspects of the course is essential, as although there is no formal examination, this course is continually assessed by the trainer.

The First Aid for Parents course was initially run for a few friends who were pregnant at the same time and their husbands at their request. They were so reassured by the fact that they knew what to watch for, how to deal with everyday childhood illnesses/accidents, when to worry and when to seek medical help that it gave them confidence with their first child.

The course has now been run for a number of groups through word of mouth (usually groups of Mums, but a few Dads and Grandparents have also attended) and the feedback is always a massive 'thank you, now we feel confident that we could deal with something IF it occurs'. It is also suitable for other family members who may assist with childcare and babysitters.  The course can be booked for a group and run at someone's home (daytime or evening session).

Course content:

  • 'Big sick, Little sick' - when to worry

  • Issues relating to high temperatures including Meningitis, Meningococcal Septicaemia and Febrile Convulsions

  • Treatment of an Unresponsive Child (breathing normally)

  • CPR for babies and children (unresponsive and not breathing normally)

  • Bleeding - cuts, grazes, nosebleeds and Shock
  • Choking for babies and children

  • Bumps to head

  • Burns and scalds

Questions are encouraged, and if there is another area of particular concern e.g. a child of one of the group has been diagnosed with asthma, we will also spend a little time on this. For this reason, the course timings are a flexible 2 - 2.5 hours.

Course fees are £35 per person for individuals on open courses, which includes handouts and a certificate. Group courses for 8 - 12 persons are discounted to £20 per person. These prices include vat.

NOTE: This course is not suitable to meet the legal requirements for those with a duty of care who come under the Early Years Foundation Stage Practice Guidance for children aged 0-5 years i.e. childminders, nursery workers and primary school teachers. They need to complete the 12-hour Paediatric First Aid course.

The Paediatric First Aid course complies with the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage document for children aged from birth to five.
We recognise that children are not small adults – they have physiological differences and particularly with younger children communication can also be a problem. This course addresses these issues with reference to first aid provision.
Training methods are interactive and hands-on, designed to give participants practical skills to deal with children of all ages in any emergency situation.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
  • Principles of first aid
  • Vital signs – adult, child and baby
  • Incident procedure – dealing with incidents
  • Treatment of an unresponsive casualty
  • Dealing with bleeding and shock
  • Resuscitation – including child and baby
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Conscious Choking – adult/child and baby
  • Unconscious choking – adult/child and baby
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Suspected fractures
  • Practical scenarios
  • Head neck and back injuries
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Effects of heat and cold on children and babies
  • Paediatric medical problems – including asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, sickle cell anaemia
  • Sudden illness – including febrile convulsions, meningitis, meningococcal septicaemia
  • Burns and scalds
  • Electric shock
  • Foreign bodies, bites and stings
  • Poisoning
  • Eye injuries
  • First aid kits – with particular reference to children
  • Legislation and Administration – including record keeping
  • Emergency action plan

Pre-requisites and logistics:

There are no pre-requisites to attend this course although participants must be fit enough to bend, kneel and simulate CPR on a manikin. This course can be run on the client’s own premises or individuals can book onto an open course. Trainer to student ratio is 1:12 as recommended by the HSE for First Aid at Work courses in order to deliver quality training.

 

Important information:
This course does not cover adult employees as adult CPR and heart attacks are NOT covered. By extending the minimum course time by an hour, Underwood Training is able to provide a dual certificated course for in-house groups which will meet an employers duty of care to it’s staff as well as to the children in their care. Contact us for details.

Testimonials  

 

"Excellent course, great presentations and practical activities. Thank you Helen" - VM

"Informative course, delivered effectively and with ease of understanding" - KA     

 

The Outdoor Incident Management First Aid course achieves a first aid qualification as required by many national governing body outdoor pursuits and sports coaching bodies including the MLTB. It is of 16 hour duration – usually run over 2 days, but this can be split in to shorter modules for a group booking. There is a large outdoor practical element where first aid skills are put to the test in a realistic environment with all the problems of outdoor terrain and weather. This course has also been adapted for business and industry including for forestry workers, remote surveyors and paint-ball sites.

Course outline

  • Introduction
  • Principles of first aid
  • Vital signs
  • Incident procedure
  • Treatment of an unresponsive casualty
  • Insulation and shelter, evacuation issues
  • Bleeding and shock, including scenarios
  • Basic life support Heart attack
  • Chain of survival
  • Basic Life Support Non Heart Attack (child/drowning)
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Choking
  • Minor Injuries – soft tissue and fractures including scenarios
  • Serious injuries – including injuries to head, chest, belly, pelvis and thigh
  • Scenarios – outdoor session 1: lone rescuer
  • Hypothermia/ Hyperthermia
  • Common medical problems – includes asthma, diabetes, anaphylaxis, epilepsy, stroke, faints and conscious heart attack/angina
  • Scenarios – outdoor session 2: group rescues
  • Conscious casualty positioning
  • Burns
  • Poisons
  • Eye injuries
  • Triage
  • First aid kits
  • Legislation
  • Protective equipment - e.g. harnesses and helmets
  • Manual handling considerations in first aid provision throughout

Pre-requisites

Candidates need to be fit enough to cope with the practical demands of the course i.e. to be able to kneel, roll over a casualty and perform simulated CPR on a manikin. A willingness to participate in all practical aspects of the course is essential, as although there is no formal examination, this course is continually assessed by the trainer.

An Appointed Person for the workplace in first aid legislation terms is someone who is responsible for keeping the first aid kit stocked, and for ensuring that an ambulance is called if needed in an emergency situation. An Appointed Person is not able to give any first aid treatment for which they have not been trained.

The longer course First Aid at Work (HSE set syllabus) is delivered over a minimum of 3 days – a big commitment in terms of work time lost for smaller and lower risk businesses. For this reason this one day course covering essential life saving first aid for the workplace has been developed, and came into their own as of 01/10/09. The course meets all of the requirements of the syllabus as laid out in the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 (Third edition published October 2013).

It will leave candidates confident in dealing with an emergency situation whilst awaiting the ambulance and also give a basic understanding of the impact of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 and related legislation such as RIDDOR upon the workplace. 

Course outline

  • Introduction and basic legislation
  • Principles of first aid
  • Vital signs – recognising how unwell the casualty is
  • Incident procedure – dealing with emergency situations
  • Treatment of an unresponsive casualty
  • Treatment of a casualty suffering with a Seizure
  • Dealing with Bleeding and Shock
  • Practical scenarios
  • Recognition and treatment of Heart Attack and Angina
  • Basic life support Heart attack
  • Chain of survival
  • Basic Life Support Non Heart Attack (if applicable)
  • AED - basic training
  • Choking 

Testimonials

Emergency First Aid at Work course on 21 September 2018:

"Thank you for being so lovely! As someone with an irrational fear of all things medical this really helped!" – NB

Emergency First Aid at Work course on 1 September 2018:

"Very interactive so I took a lot in! Thank you" - AW

"Overall an informative and collaborative teaching to this Emergency First Aid course" - BB

"Excellent delivery - very informative and useful" - NW

Emergency First Aid at Work course on 12 July 2018:

 "Very informative thank you" - CN

"Incredibly informative and have come away from the session with much more knowledge" - CW

"Great course, led perfectly and very helpful! Thank you" - CF

Emergency First Aid at Work course on 8 November 2018:

"Thank you, great course" - EI

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