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Paediatric First Aid Refresher training course in Blackrock Co Louth on 15th Oct

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Occupational First Aid training, dealing with accidents at work


  • Unit 1: First Aid in the workplace – This Module covers the role of the occupational first aider, the legal requirements and how to effectively ensure the safety of the first aider in the work place
  • Unit 2: Patient Assessment – After this module, the candidate will be able to do a primary survey on a potential casualty. They will know how to take vitals (pulse, breathing, etc) signs and treat a casualty with a suspected neck injury.
  • Unit 3: Respiratory Emergencies – This module covers the functions of the respiratory system and shows the occupational First Aider how to manage a choking patient as well how to do mouth to mouth ventilations.
  • Unit 4: Cardiac first response – After this module the student will understand the chain of survival and will be able to activate their links, by calling for an ambulance, starting CPR and using a Defibrillator effectively.
  • Unit 5: Wounds and Bleeding – This module teaches the student how to deal with blood injuries. They will know how to recognise the different types of wounds and know how to treat them. They will be able to deal with head, eye and facial injuries as well as effectively minimizing the consequences of internal bleeding.
  • Unit 6: Altered levels of consciousness – The student learns how to treat shock and how to do the recovery position. This will allow them to treat a casualty who has reduced or lost consciousness.
  • Unit 7: Musculosketal injuries – At the end, the student will be able to treat patients who have fractured (broken) bones as well as deal effectively with casualties who have sprains, strains and dislocations.
  • Unit 8: Burns and scalds, chemicals, electric shock – this module covers the treatment of major and minor burns as well as the many different causes of burns. It also covers poisoning and how to treat someone who has been poised. The student will cover electrical shock and how to manage a patient who has been electrocuted.




About the Author
I am a Registered General Nurse with 20 years experience in Theatre and Endoscopy Departments. I am a qualified Occupational First Aid Instructor and a Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) instructor and an American Heart Association (AHA) Instructor. In 2010 I started Co Louth's first Community Cardiac First Responders Group in Haggardstown & Blackrock, where we raised over €10,000 and purchased five defibrillators for the community. I personally have voluntarily trained 100 responders in the locality. I also deliver the FETAC Level 5 course for carers. I am a FETAC Level 6 Manual Handling and People Handling Instructor.

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