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Forestry First Aid +F
Meets Forestry Commission requirements for special hazards, including first aid for severe chainsaw cuts, crush injuries, hypothermia and Lyme disease, and supplements existing EFAW or FAW certification.
First Aid (+F) Learning Outcomes
- Develop understanding of emergency planning and communication
- Know how to respond to a medical emergency in remote and hard to reach environments
- Know how to get specialist help to a casualty as quickly as possible
- Learn how to recognise and treat a range of injuries, including catastrophic bleeding, crush injuries and spinal injuries
- Learn how to recognise and treat a range of environmental medical emergencies, including hypothermia, Lyme disease and insect bites
First Aid (+F) Course Content
First Aid (+F) Unit 1: Emergency planning
In this first unit we will look at the importance of forward planning to prepare you to respond to a first aid emergency. This includes risk assessment, planning to evacuate a casualty, emergency communication and first aid equipment.
First Aid (+F) Unit 2: Emergency response
In this second unit you will learn how assess the environment around a casualty. We look at the immediate steps you should take when helping a casualty, as well as how to continue supporting them as you wait for medical help to arrive. Finally, we discuss the need for first aid consideration for hazards specific to a forestry and/or remote environments.
First Aid (+F) Unit 3: Managing catastrophic bleeding
A traumatic injury resulting in catastrophic bleeding requires fast action, and it requires the right action. In this third unit we look at how to recognise and treat catastrophic bleeding. We explain how applying pressure can stem bleeding. We also explore how to use tourniquets and haemostatic dressings. Finally, we explain after care and how to deal with shock.
First Aid (+F) Uni 4: Recognising and responding to injury
Next, in unit four we look at how to recognise and respond to a range of injuries, including amputation, crush injuries and head and spinal injuries. These types of injury can often be immediately life-threatening, and both quick thinking and quick action are required.
First Aid (+F) Unit 5: Environmental hazards and illnesses
In addition to accidental injury, a range of specific environmental hazards can result in a medical emergency in forestry, agricultural or other remote environments. These include extreme hot or cold conditions, as well as illness as a result of insect and snake bites. In this unit we explore first aid response to these environmental hazards.
First Aid (+F) Unit 6: Course Assessment
Finally, you progress to the 15 question multiple choice quiz.
Who is this course for?
Anyone working in Forests or remotely.
Either Emergency First Aid or First Aid at Work course should be completed before taking this First Aid (+F) course
Anyone wishing to work in remote forestry areas must complete a First Aid (+F) course
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Certificate of completion
Digital certificate - Included
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