Summary 3day FAAW

The Role and Responsibility of a First Aider

Candidates must understand the roles and responsibilities of a first aider by being able to:

Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider

Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others

Describe how to complete an incident report form

Identify the first aid equipment available and describe how it

can be used safely

 

Assessing an Incident

Candidates must understand how to assess an incident by being able to:

Describe how to conduct a scene survey

Describe how to make a primary survey of a casualty

Identify when and how to call for help

 

Managing an Unresponsive Casualty who is Breathing Normally

Candidates must know how to manage an unresponsive casualty who is

breathing normally by being able to:

Demonstrate how to assess a casualty’s level of consciousness

Demonstrate how to open a casualty’s airway and check breathing

Demonstrate how to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position that maintains an open airway and explain

why it is important

Describe how to treat a casualty who is in seizure

 

Managing an Unresponsive Casualty who is not Breathing Normally

Candidates must know how to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally by being able to:

Demonstrate how to administer effective Cardio Pulmonary

Resuscitation using a manikin

 

Recognise and Assist a Casualty who is Choking

Candidates must be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking by being able to:

Describe how to identify a casualty with a partially and completely blocked airway obstruction

Demonstrate how to treat a casualty who is choking

 

Managing a Casualty who is Wounded and Bleeding

Candidates must know how to manage a casualty who is wounded and bleeding by being able to:

Demonstrate how to control severe external bleeding

 

Managing a Casualty who is in Shock

Candidates must know how to manage a casualty who is in shock by being able to:

Describe signs and symptoms of shock

Demonstrate how to manage a casualty who is in shock

 

Managing a Casualty with a Minor Injury

Candidates must understand how to manage a casualty with a minor injury by being able to:

Describe how to manage a casualty with:

(a) Small cuts, grazes and bruises

(b) Minor burns and scalds

(c) Small splinters

 

Administer First Aid for a range of conditions

Candidates must be able to manage a casualty for a range of conditions, including:

(a) Injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injuries

(b) Chest injuries

(c) Burns and scalds

(d) Eye injuries

(e) Sudden poisoning

(f) Anaphylactic shock

 

Managing a Casualty for a range of major illnesses

Candidates must be able to manage a casualty for a range of major illnesses, including:

(a) Heart attack

(b) Stroke

(c) Asthma

(d) Diabetes

 

This is a single unit qualification, assessed by a 12 question multi-choice examination,

followed by a practical assessment, including Incident Management, Dealing with

Shock, Dealing with an Unconscious Casualty and CPR.

 

Successful candidates must achieve a score of at least 9 correct answers out of 12 in the multi-choice examination before moving on to the practical assessments.


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