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Introduction of Newcastle first aid courses.
We offer first aid courses for both children & adults, we teach children how to deal with emergencies in their environment, and we teach adults what they need to know for basic first aid emergencies that may occur at work/home or even while out walking. We also cover topics such as CPR & AED & Hypothermia Treatment (what to do if someone slips into hypothermia) etc…
What do these courses teach us?
1. Blood Pressure Check & Pulse Rate
This course teaches students how to perform a blood pressure check & pulse rate to assess the general well-being of someone who may have fallen ill or been injured.
2. Cardiac Assessment
This course teaches students about basic cardiac assessment and how to perform a basic 12-lead ECG (electrocardiogram) to diagnose any conditions associated with heart disease.
3. Diabetic Care
This course teaches students what to do if they think they or their loved ones have diabetes. Students will learn how to prevent diabetic complications and identify symptoms that require medical care.
4. First Aid
Learn how to treat injuries and illnesses using first aid techniques and supplies. Learn what drugs to give when, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), and AED (Automated External Defibrillator).
5. Minor Injuries
Learn how to treat cuts, scrapes, burns, sprains, strains, contusions, and fractures.
6. Poison Control
Learn how to recognize and treat poisoning or exposure to harmful substances. Learn how to get help to remove a person from a potentially dangerous situation.
7. Shock Treatment
Learn how to use manual defibrillation to stop a heart rhythm problem caused by shock treatment.
1. Newcastle First Aid Courses Details
We have first aid courses offered at our facilities in Newcastle which we offer to both adults and children. Newcastle first aid courses fully qualified first aid instructors who teach our students how to deal with injury and illness. The course is designed to teach people how to deal with a medical emergency at home, the workplace, or anywhere else safely and effectively. We cover everything from dealing with cuts and bruises, bleeding, burns, head injuries, broken bones, poisoning, shock, and even snake bites. You’ll learn how to stop internal bleeding, apply bandages correctly and understand first aid basics.
It’s recommended that you have basic first aid knowledge before attending the course. However, we do offer a refresher course after 14 days and again after 56 days if you wish.
We provide information about what you should know before attending the course, what to expect, who teaches it, and what happens afterward.
Here are some things you need to know before attending the course:
You will need to bring along any relevant clothing (trousers, shirt/jacket, etc) and footwear (shoes). Please note that there are no uniforms provided.
You can choose between morning and afternoon sessions.
There are two teaching methods – demonstration and discussion.
You’ll get a certificate after the course.
The courses below are run at Newcastle first aid training center located in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Fully Accredited courses
First Aid (level 1) 2 days.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 2 days.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 4 days.
AED and defibrillator (DART) 4 days.
Rescue First Response (RFRS) 4 days.
First Aid for Children (FAfC) (age 16+) 5 days.
Lifeguard Skills Course (LGS) 6 days.
Medical Emergency Care (MEC) (age 18+) 5 days.
Pre-Hospital Care (PHS) (age 18+) 3 days.
Adult First AID (AFIA) 4 days.
All students receive a free copy of their certificate after completing the course.
What do you have?
The first thing you should know about using any medicine is what you’re dealing with. In case of a cut or bruise, if it’s bleeding, how fast is it flowing and where is it coming from? If something is stuck inside, then you need to figure out where it is before attempting to remove it. You could end up doing more harm than good. When dealing with anything serious you should call for medical assistance straight away.
Where is it coming from?
Usually, a wound comes from blunt force trauma (a fall, crash, punch, etc.) or sharp objects (scissors, glass). A laceration is a medical term for this type of injury. A puncture wound is caused by a sharp object entering the skin. Puncture wounds bleed freely and may even become infected. A penetrating injury occurs when a foreign object penetrates the body, such as a splinter, piece of wood, or nail. Penetrating injuries often require surgery to repair them. Stitches are used to close the wound. A superficial wound is caused by a blunt object. Blunt objects cause less damage, but still, leave their mark on the skin. Examples of blunt objects include fists, foot-stomping, and elbow strikes. A shallow wound is called a contusion. These types of injuries occur when the body hits an object at high speed. Contusions are characterized by swelling and bruising around the outer edges of the injured area.
Newcastle First Aid Courses benefits.
The Newcastle first aid courses benefit both students and employers. Students who learn how to deal with injuries associated with their chosen career will be able to save lives and protect themselves from injury. On the other hand, employers will have access to talented workers, as well as employees who can perform safely at work. The course includes information about first aid for sports injuries, workplace injuries, burns, cuts, scrapes, wounds, stings and bites, sprains and strains, back problems, arthritis, and broken bones.
**Benefits Of Newcastle First Aid Courses/Courses**
– Save Lives
– Protect Yourself From Injury
– Gain Skills For Your Career
– Learn About First Aid At Workplace
– Learn About First Aids In Sports
– Discover How To Handle Common Injuries
– Learn How To Treat Burns And Scalding
– Learn How To Manage Arthritis
– Learn How To Avoid Back Problems
– Learn How To Prevent Joint Pain
– Learn How To Cope With Broken Bones
– Learn How To Identify Health Issues
I have been doing first aid courses now for over 10 years and I am still learning new things through my research and experience, the course at Newcastle was great fun and gave me a good understanding of what to do if someone gets injured. I think the course should be mandatory for every person working in a job where they may encounter injuries. One thing I did notice after the course was that everyone was talking about how much they learned and their confidence grew when helping people. I felt a lot more confident to help people in real situations and not just play around with them. After taking this course I feel more prepared to deal with any medical emergencies that could occur in my day-to-day work.