Emergency First Aid At Work (EFAW), for Therapists
Qualification gained: Emergency First Aid At Work Certificate
Would you know what to do if someone in your treatment room became unwell, fell and sustained a head injury – or had a diabetic coma?
We recommend that all therapists consider best practice and equip themselves with the skills required to deal with a sudden emergency.
This one day accredited First Aid Course is delivered with the Massage therapist, Reflexologist and other professionals in mind. As it is the first step towards saving a life, it may prove useful for any member of the general public also.
In times of change where standards in first aid are largely unregulated, the need for a professional first aid qualification to comply with statutory requirements is paramount.
This course is comprehensive, follows government recommended industry standards, as laid down by the HSE (Health & Safety Executive) syllabus and certificates are issued by the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) who adhere to these requirements. The content is also consistent with the current ITEC syllabus
This 6.5 hour course is a great introduction to First Aid training. Learners will leave with the confidence to deal with emergency life threatening situations in a competent way.
The trainers are provided by Siren Training and are presently working firefighters and paramedics, each with many years of life saving experiences and techniques to share with you – trainers who have ‘been there and done it for real’.
Siren Training was founded by a group of Firefighters with teaching qualifications. They are now a group of over 120 instructors with over 80% hailing from the Emergency Services such as Paramedics, NHS and Armed Forces. Their backgrounds and past experiences are very much an added value when delivering life-saving topics like first aid. They always aim to deliver enjoyable, informative courses in a relaxed, fun environment.
During this one day course, learners will:
Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider
1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider
1.2 Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
1.3 Identify the need for establishing consent to provide first aid
1.4 Complete an accident form
1.5 Identify the first aid equipment that should be available in a workplace
1.6 Describe the safe use of first aid equipment
2. Be able to assess an incident
2.1 Conduct a scene survey
2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
2.3 Give examples of when to call for help
3. Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally
3.1 Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
3.2 Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing
3.3 Explain why it is important to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position
3.4 Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
3.5 Manage a casualty who is in seizure
Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally
4.1 Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
4.2 Demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) using a manikin
Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking
5.1 Identify a casualty with: – partially blocked airway or completely blocked airway
5.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding
6.1 Identify the types of external bleeding
6.2 Control external bleeding
Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock
7.1 Recognise shock
7.2 Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock
8. Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury
8.1 Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises
8.2 Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds, anaphylaxis
8.3 Administer first aid to a casualty with small splinters
Manage the transportation of a casualty
Manage record keeping & accident reporting
Partake in a practical demonstration and use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
As a massage therapist do I need to have a first aid qualification?
- Not all insurers and professional bodies insist on a first aid qualification, however, undoubtedly it is good practice to hold one. In consideration of the fact that therapists deal with members of the public on a daily or at least regular basis, it makes perfect sense to leaen basic first aid for your treatment room and business.
Is a one day course adequate for the needs of my business?
- The massage and complementary therapy industry is usually classes as ‘low risk’ because it tends not to employ the use of hazardous or dangerous equipment, therefore most if not all therapists will find this course perfectly adequate – everyone should, under HSE legislation conduct their own professional first aid risk assessment of course to check this and be sure.
- Those in the sport, leisure and trackside industry may wish to consider a first aid course which is more geared towards this type of activity, in which case our forthcoming new two course in Sports First Aid may be more appropriate – please follow this link.
Can I get CPD points for this course?
- Most professional bodies recognise a first aid qualification as good practice and usually award 1 CPD point per hour of study – of course you should check this with your insurer or professional body.
Assessment & Certification
- The practical Learning Outcomes are assessed by observation.
- The theory and underpinning knowledge are assessed via a 20 question multiple choice exam. On successful completion, each student is awarded with an HSE recognised certificate which is valid for 3 years. Under current guidelines, it is strongly recommended that you renew your Emergency First Aid certificate once every 12 months through a half day refresher.
- A friendly and relaxed learning environment, taught by current or ex emergency services staff
- A set of First Aid notes/ handbook
On successful completion, each student is awarded with an HSE recognised certificate which is valid for 3 years. Under current guidelines, it is strongly recommended that you renew your Emergency First Aid certificate once every 12 months through a half day refresher
Trainers are provided by Siren Training, with over 80% hailing from the Emergency Services such as Paramedics, NHS and Armed Forces
I feel l really learnt and re-enforced a lot of First Aid knowledge on this course. Sam our trainer from (Siren) was absolutely excellent and taught with obvious expertise and keen enthusiasm. I particularly liked the way Sam fully explained the logical & anatomical reasoning behind first aid protocols, rather than teaching general text book verbatim. Well done Sam, and School of Natural Therapies.
Jeremy Hill (February 14, 2020)