The objective of this refresher course is to ensure that particpants are competent within their role as occupational first-aiders on a ongoing basis.

Details

  • Date:
    Tuesday the 23rd & Wednesday 24th of April 2019
  • Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
  • Price: €150

Course Aim

To ensure that participants are competent within their role as occupational first-aiders on an ongoing basis.

Course Objectives

Participants who have completed this course will be able to:

  • Demonstrate up to date practical skills
  • Explain new developments in first aid

Duration

2 Day (9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.)

Start Date

Tuesday the 23rd & Wednesday 24th of April 2019

Cost

€150

Course Aim

Learners who successfully complete this module will:

  • Understand the responsibilities of the occupational first aider
  • Be able to provide treatment for the purpose of preserving life or minimising the consequences of injury until discharge or the arrival of medical assistance.
  • Be able to provide treatment at the workplace for an injury which does not require the attention of a medical practitioner or nurse.
  • Be capable of coordinating first aid arrangements in the workplace.
  • Be familiar with health and safety legislation on first aid provision in the workplace.

Units The specific learning outcomes are grouped into 8 units

Unit 1 First aid in the workplace Unit 2 Patient assessment Unit 3 Respiratory emergencies Unit 4 Cardiac first response Unit 5 Wounds and bleeding Unit 6 Altered levels of consciousness Unit 7 Musculoskeletal injuries Unit 8 Burns and scalds, chemicals, electric shock

Format

The programme takes an interactive approach – Discussion and exercises are used to enhance the learning experience.

Prerequisites

Please note that persons who are certified in Occupational First Aid prior to September 2008 must re-certify within 3 years (with a grace period of no more than 3 months). All persons who are certified in Occupational First Aid post September 2008 must re-certify every 2 years. Participants will need to provided a copy of their Occupational First Aid Certificate, or a letter from their company (which includes proof that the course happened, i.e. invoice) or details from the company that conducted the training. Otherwise they can attend the course, but if we do not get the appropriate evidence, then they will receive a cert of attendance only (not FETAC).

Participants will receive a Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) Level 5 certificate in Occupational First Aid if they attended their previous course prior to September 2008 and do not currently hold a FETAC certificate. Thereafter, the first aider will receive a certificate of attendance valid for 2 years. FETAC does not issue refresher certificates.