First Aid Annual Refresher (Level 3) (3hr)
FAIB Approved – Approval certificate number 150
This course is designed for clients who already have the First Aid Certificate, but who need to refresh their skills and knowledge. This intense 3hr refresher course addresses any national changes to First Aid policy and practice.
The course can be modified to meet the First Aid Needs Assessment within specific working environments but will cover the core topics: – Initial assessment. Breathing Disorders. CPR. Circulatory system/Cardiac problems. Wounds and Bleeding & Shock. Fits. Fractures. Extremity injuries. Head Injuries. The Unconscious patient. Spinal Trauma. Choking. Burns, Scalds & Acid attack. Poisons. Eye Injuries. Maintaining records. Maintaining and stocking First Aid Kits.
The course structure includes practical and practice to build confidence and competence. There are question and answer session, and space to revise areas that candidates may be unsure of. The specification for this course was revised by the HSE in 2009. Employers are currently advised to hold refresher sessions yearly to prevent skill degradation.
At the end of the course, there will be a formal assessment. If successful, each candidate will be awarded a certificate of attendance. The FAIB recommends that candidate complete yearly refresher training.