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First Aider

First Aider

 

 

Stage 1 – Taster (Approximately 1 hour overall time)

  • Understand the difference between 999 and 111 and when each service might be needed.
  • Understand and be confident about what information you may need to give to the emergency services.
  • Know how to identify dangers and keep yourself safe when providing first aid.
  • Learn how to put someone in the recovery position and why.
  • Demonstrate the skills you have learnt based on a scenario (to include arrival on scene, assessing danger, calling for assistance and recovery position).

 

Stage 2 – Beginner (Approximately 3 hours overall time)

  • Complete and gain Stage 1
  • Explore the contents of a first aid kit, learning what should be inside and the uses for each item.
  • Learn and demonstrate how you would deal with three first aid incidents (see list below)
  • Demonstrate the skills you have learnt based on a scenario (to include skills developed in previous stages and skills learnt in stage 2, including providing basic treatment).

 

Stage 3 – Developing Skills (Approximately 6 hours overall time)

  • Complete and gain Stage 2
  • Learn and demonstrate how to give CPR and when you would need to do so.
  • Learn and demonstrate how you would deal with five more first aid incidents (see list below)
  • Demonstrate the skills you have learnt based on a scenario / scenarios (to include skills developed in previous stages and skills learnt in stage 3, including CPR).

 

Stage 4 – Independent (Approximately 12 hours overall time)

  • Complete and gain Stage 3
  • Complete a first aid training course (i.e St John’s)
  • Take an active role in teaching first aid to your peers or younger members. This should include providing instruction, allowing peers to demonstrate their learning and setting scenarios to test knowledge.

 

Suggested First Aid Incidents

  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Breaks and fractures
  • Burns and scalds
  • Chocking
  • Shock
  • Soft tissue injuries (i.e. sprains)
  • Signs of Stroke
  • Heat exhaustion / hypothermia
  • Asthma
  • Head injuries
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Seizures
  • Fainting

 

Notes for Leaders

  • Please note times are indicative to encourage progression as young people go through the awards and reflect the criteria set.
  • Practical demonstrations should be used where possible to demonstrate first aid skills, that will enable young people to carry this out for themselves.
  • For guidance on first aid treatments, head to https://www.sja.org.uk/get-advice/first-aid-advice

 

 

 

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