QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

This is a regulated and nationally-recognised qualification designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work to provide first aid in a range of emergency first aid situations. It is also ideal for people who have a specific responsibility to provide basic first aid in voluntary and community activities.

During this one-day course, learners will develop the skills and knowledge needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations, including:

Managing an unresponsive casualty
Someone who is unresponsive is in a state when their awareness of the environment is lost. It could be because of fainting or caused by a serious illness or injury, but acting quickly could be vital.

CPR
CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and is a life-saving medical procedure which is given to someone who is in cardiac arrest. It helps to pump blood around the person’s body when their heart can’t.

Choking
Choking occurs when a foreign object lodges in the throat or windpipe, blocking the flow of air. Because choking cuts off oxygen to the brain a rapid first aid response is the difference between life and death.

Shock
Shock is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body is not getting enough blood flow. Lack of blood flow means the cells and organs do not get enough oxygen and nutrients to function properly. Many organs can be damaged as a result.

Wounds and bleeding and minor injuries
Knowing how to attend to wounds can prevent serious life-threatening blood loss.

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