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Aim of First Aid and First Steps: Best Practices

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10 hours
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10 CPD hours / points
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Picture yourself as a beacon of calm amidst chaos, equipped with the knowledge to provide vital first-aid assistance in emergencies. Our Aim of First Aid and First Steps: Best Practices course offers a comprehensive guide to becoming that reassuring presence, even in the most challenging situations. You'll develop the aptitude to perform life-saving procedures and confidently address various medical emergencies. This educational experience will empower you to become a valuable resource for your loved ones, colleagues, and community members. Embrace the opportunity to transform into an adept first responder, making a difference in the lives of those around you.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the aim of first aid and the essential first steps to take.
  • Master the techniques of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • Perform secondary assessments, apply for the recovery position, and manage shock.
  • Address head and eye injuries, fractures, and amputations.
  • Manage choking incidents, wounds, bleeding, and burns.
  • Identify and respond to various secondary conditions and reactions.
  • Handle chronic diseases and medical emergencies such as poisoning, smoke inhalation, hypothermia, and electric shock.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Venture on a life-changing journey with our Aim of First Aid and First Steps: Best Practices course, designed to provide a thorough understanding of first aid techniques and principles. Starting with the fundamentals, you'll learn the aims of first aid and the initial steps to take when confronted with an emergency.

The course delves deeper into specific medical scenarios, such as resuscitation, head and eye injuries, fractures, choking, etc. Additionally, you'll explore how to handle various secondary conditions and reactions, as well as chronic conditions. This comprehensive curriculum prepares you to respond effectively to varied medical emergencies.

By the end of this course, you will have developed the skills and confidence necessary to provide crucial first-aid assistance in emergencies. In addition, you'll be equipped to positively impact the well-being of your loved ones, colleagues, and community members.

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals are interested in learning essential first aid skills.
  • Parents, caregivers, or teachers seeking to safeguard those in their care better.
  • Professionals in high-risk environments, such as construction or manufacturing.
  • Community leaders or volunteers dedicated to ensuring public safety.
  • Anyone seeking a career in first aid, emergency response, or healthcare.

Career path

  • First Aid Instructor: £20,000 - £30,000 per year
  • Emergency Medical Technician: £21,000 - £28,000 per year
  • Health and Safety Officer: £25,000 - £40,000 per year
  • Paramedic: £25,000 - £37,000 per year
  • School Nurse: £24,000 - £35,000 per year
  • Outdoor Activity Instructor: £18,000 - £25,000 per year

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Certificate of completion

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Certificate of completion

Hard copy certificate - £15.99

A Physical, high-quality copy of your certificate will be printed and mailed to you for only £15.99.

For students within the United Kingdom, there will be no additional charge for postage and packaging. For students outside the United Kingdom, there will be an additional £10 fee for international shipping.


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What are CPD hours/points?

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