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Basic First Aid: How to Be an Everyday Hero

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Duration

2 weeks

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Delivery Method

Online

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Available on

Lifetime Access

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Accessibility

Mobile, Desktop

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Language

English

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Subtitles

English

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Level

Beginner

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Effort

1 hour per week

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Teaching Type

Self Paced

Course Description

If more people knew basic first aid, it could save thousands of lives every year. This 2-week course provides a guideline for first aid.

This course will teach you how to recognize and manage emergency situations and give you the foundation for further first aid knowledge. This course will teach you how to treat basic first aid issues, such as helping someone who is choking or someone who is unconscious.

Although this course is intended to give you a solid foundation in basic first aid skills, it cannot be substituted for formal First Aid training.

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What You Will Learn

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Explain why first aid is a vital skill and know when to apply it

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Describe how to recognize and manage the breathing unconscious patient

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Describe how to recognize and manage the non-breathing unconscious patient

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Summarise how to help someone who is choking

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Describe how to manage an acute bleed

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Discuss how to build on first aid knowledge through other resources

Target Students

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This course is for anyone interested in learning first aid, you don't need any medical experience

Course Instructors

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Leah Marks

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My PhD was in Developmental Medicine and I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Medical Genetics at the University of Glasgow. I have also been a Senior Fellow of the HEA since 2016.

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