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First Aid and Clinical Training

Training for the public

Within the First Aid and Clinical Training (FACT) department at SCAS, we have been training members of the public, as well as our own staff, for over 15 years.

I’m one of a highly experience and professional trainers and it’s our job to ensure that we share our own clinical knowledge and qualifications with the people we are training, so that our expertise and skills can be transferred to other people.

 

People trained in 2015/16

What courses do we offer?

First Aid at Work

This is a comprehensive three-day course covering a wide range of first aid emergencies and providing practical experience.

The course includes scenarios and role play to build candidates knowledge and confidence, enabling you to qualify as a First Aider for the
workplace. The qualification gained on this course meets the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulation 1981.

Who should attend?

All employers in the UK have a legal obligation to have First Aid provision
for their employees. This three-day course is ideal if you are going to be the nominated First Aider in your workplace.
This course includes

  • Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency.
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure), choking, wounded, bleeding or suffering from shock.
  • Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Recognising the presence of major illness, including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, and providing appropriate first aid.
  • Providing appropriate first aid for minor injuries, including small cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns, scalds and small splinters.
  • Recognising the signs and symptoms of anaphylactic shock and how to administer first aid, including the use of the epi-pen.

Assessment

Candidates are assessed by SCAS trainers continuously with a practical skills test on the third day by independent examiners.

Certification

HSE approved First Aid certificate in competency. Valid for three years from date of issue

HSE First Aid at Work Recertification

This two-day recertification course will update your skills and knowledge learned as part of your HSE First Aid at Work certificate.

Who should attend?

Those wishing to renew a valid HSE First Aid at Work certificate. All delegates attending this course must be in possesion of a valid first aid at work certificate on commencement of the course. The certificate should be presented on the first morning of the course.

This course includes

  • Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency.
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure), choking, wounded, bleeding or suffering from shock.
  • Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Recognising the presence of major illness, including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, and providing appropriate first aid.
  • Providing appropriate first aid for minor injuries, including small cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns, scalds and small splinters.
  • Recognising the signs and symptoms of anaphylactic shock and how to administer first aid, including the use of the epi-pen.

Assessment

Candidates are assessed by SCAS trainers continuously with a practical skills test on the second day by independent examiners.

Certification

HSE approved First Aid certificate in competency. Valid for three years.

Emergency First Aid at Work

A more basic course to equip you with practical first aid skills and background knowledge required to take charge in the event of an injury or illness in the workplace.

Who should attend?

This course will help you to meet Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations and train an appointed employee. It is particularly suited to small businesses.

This course includes

  • Understanding the role of the first aider, including infection control and recording incidents.
  • Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency.
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure), choking, wounded, bleeding or suffering from shock.
  • Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Providing appropriate first aid for minor injuries, including small cuts, grazes, bruises, minor burns, scalds and small splinters.

Assessment

No examination is required. Continuous assessment by the trainer throughout the day.

Certification

HSE approved First Aid certificate in competency. Valid for three years.

HSE Annual Refresher

This three-hour course revisits the principles of first aid by providing the opportunity to practise and update knowledge at any time during the three year certification period. This will build expertise and confidence, and refreshes practical skills.
The HSE strongly recommends that the annual refresher training is undertaken to maintain basic skills and keep up to date with any changes to first aid procedures.

Who should attend?

All first aiders who have a current HSE First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work certificate. All delegates attending this course must be in possesion of a valid first aid at work certificate on commencement of the course.
This course includes

  • Assessing the situation in an emergency.
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure), choking, wounded, bleeding or suffering from shock.
  • Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Assessment

Candidates are assessed by South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SCAS) trainers continuously throughout the course.

Certification

Successful participants will receive a certificate accredited by SCAS.

Automated External Defibrillation

For casualties experiencing cardiac arrest, every second counts. For every minute that passes without defibrillation, a person’s chance of survival can decrease by up to 10%. Having a member of staff trained in defibrillation could make all the difference.

Who should attend?

This 4-hour initial course is suitable for large employers, eg shopping centres and universities. Also ideal if you are interested in furthering your emergency aid skills or you are a healthcare worker.

This course includes

  • Content and assessment criteria in line with the UK Resuscitation Council’s guidelines.
  • Developing competency in both basic life support and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Assessment

Candidates are assessed by South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SCAS) trainers continuously and are required to complete a simulated resuscitation test.

Certification

Successful participants will receive a certificate accredited by SCAS. Valid for 12 months.
We also run refresher courses on demand.
Please contact the team for more information.

Manual Handling

The aim of this learning event is to equip people with the skills to safely demonstrate manual handling techniques.
On completion of the event, people will be able to use the appropriate skills, thereby reducing the risk of injuries.
The above learning event meets the needs of the HSE Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992.

Who should attend?

Ideal for healthcare professionals, care service staff and industry staff.

This course includes

  • Advice on current legislation.
  • Risk assessment process.

Assessment

Candidates are assessed by South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SCAS) trainers continuously throughout the event.

Certification

Successful participants will receive a certificate accredited by SCAS.

Paediatric First Aid

This two-day paediatric first aid course meets the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework.
It focuses on emergency scenarios faced by professionals, including teachers, child minders and pre-school leaders looking after young children. It meets Ofsted requirements for registered child minders and the requirements for nannies under the DfES Approved Carer Scheme. It can also be used as evidence for employees working towards an NVQ in Childcare and Education.

Who should attend?

Ideal for people working with young children (up to eight years old) or those working towards an NVQ in Childcare/Education.

This course includes

  • Assessing the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency.
  • Administering first aid to a casualty who is unconscious (including seizure), choking, wounded, bleeding or suffering from shock.
  • Recognising signs and symptoms of anaphylactic shock and how to administer first aid, including the use of the epi-pen.
  • Basic Life Support – Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (adult, child, infant).
  • Being able to carry out secondary surveys and placing the casualty in the recovery position.
  • Recognising the presence of major illness and providing appropriate first aid, including head injuries, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes.
  • Being able to recognise some of the common childhood ailments and illnesses and being able to deal with them, including croup, asthma and febrile convulsions.
  • Requirements of a First Aid Box.
  • Administration of medicines.

Assessment

Candidates are assessed by South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SCAS) trainers continuously throughout the course.

Certification

Successful participants will receive a certificate accredited by SCAS.
Valid for three years.

Basic/Intermediate Life Support

The aim of the learning event is to equip staff with the knowledge and skills to participate in the chain of survival concept as per the Resuscitation Council (UK) 2010.
Staff will learn the elements of Basic Life Support (BLS) and the procedure for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in Adults, Children and Infants.
The level of training is determined by the duties that staff would be expected to undertake when in attendance at a cardiac arrest or medical emergency during their usual role and in accordance with the Resuscitation Council (UK) and related to guidelines / professional body requirements

Who should attend?

Members of the public, healthcare professionals and care staff.

This course includes

  • Chain of survival.
  • Patient assessment.
  • Basic life support.
  • Medical related emergencies.

Assessment

Candidates are assessed by South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SCAS) trainers continuously throughout the event.

Certification

Successful participants will receive a certificate accredited by SCAS.

We are able to develop tailor made courses for company specific solutions. This involves discussions to ascertain your specific requirements and the development and deployment of a specialist course.

Our training courses are highly regarded by our customers, from private companies to other NHS healthcare providers, with consistent high levels of customer satisfaction.

Current courses

For reservations and general enquiries, please call 0300 7900136 or email fact@scas.nhs.uk and someone from our team will be pleased to assist you.

Training for healthcare professionals

The South Central Ambulance Service Mobile Simulation Vehicle otherwise known as ‘Simbulance’ is a high-fidelity simulation training ambulance, and the first in the UK ambulance Service.

The purpose of the ‘Simbulance’ is to allow Paramedics, Ambulance Nurses & Doctors to practise their clinical pre-hospital skills in life-like circumstances, while developing and expanding their clinical knowledge in rare and complex critical events, in a safe and controlled environment. Sophisticated manikins, known as human patient simulators, provide the clinician with a computer-based patient.

Theses manikins breathe, talk, have audible heart and lung sounds, measurable pulse rate and can be given drugs and fluids; they do almost everything except walk!

Spent the weekend with SCAS doing my First Responder course! Can't wait to get stuck in and make a difference!

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FACT trainers

Training courses available

Our innovative and award winning virtual classroom, The Simbulance