First Aid Basic Awareness Course

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Introductory First Aid Course

first aidCourse Suitable for:

Participation in a Basic First Aid Course is in everyone's best interest either in the workplace or in the house

Course Award:

2 Year certification of attendance

Course Duration:

1 day

It is not an Occupational First Aid FETAC Level 5 course

Course Location:

Public First Aid courses take place in Ballycummin Village, Raheen Limerick.

Private First Aid courses can be delivered onsite at your company.


The objective of the 1 Day Basic First Aid Course is to provide people with:

  • An understanding of the principles of first response.
  • The necessary skills to deal with emergencies.
  • Essential life saving skills.

Course Content:

  • Responsibilities of a first aider, assessment and initial reaction
  • Diagnosis and principles of treatment                                           
  • Head Injuries
  • Patient Approach                                                                                 
  • Examination of Casualty
  • Poisoning                                                                                             
  • Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)                                       
  • Asphyxia and its causes                                                                     
  • Recovery Position
  • Burns and Scalds                                                                               
  • Blood and the circulation
  • Wounds and bleeding                                                                       
  • Control of bleeding
  • Dressings and bandages - application, including improvisation
  •  Fractures - causes, types, signs and symptoms                         
  • Sprains, strains and dislocation
  • Crush injuries                                                                                     
  • Dressing and bandaging fractures
  • Epilepsy, Asthma and Diabetes - definition, causes, treatment
  • Emergency First Aid Kits – contents

Methods of Training:

Training is provided through Power Point Presentation, open class discussions, and through practical work.