The overall aim of this module is to provide an overview of what you need to know to act safely and effectively in the event of an incident requiring first aid assistance.
On completion of this Virtual Collegel course learners will:
- Know what to do if you are first on the scene of an incident
- Be able to assess the situation as a potential danger zone
- Understand what is meant by AVPU
- Know the key processes to follow and what to do for each one: Danger, Response, Shout, Airway, breathing
- Understand the importance of the recovery position and how to apply it.
The course comes with an online assessment and certificate on achieving a satisfactory pass mark. Having completed the learning and assessment, learners will get the opportunity to take the "primary survey challenge" - you are first on the scene of an accident where someone is injured, pit your wits against the 3 minute clock and see how you do in this real life scenario. This "Challenge" is not part of your assessment - it is there simply to help you consolidate your learning.
- Course aims and learning intentions
- The Primary Survey
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 1 - 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
This module is relevant to anyone who may find themselves first on the scene of an incident involving a casualty, whether in a work, volunteering or personal capacity.
There are no specific entry requirements needed for this course.