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First Aid attendants are required to keep accurate records and fill out medical reports which help evaluate workplace safety and reduce future injury. The accurate keeping of records benefits both the patient and the employer. They also help medical practitioners treat effectively based on your initial reports. You will be training to do this professionally and properly.
CPR – or Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is an emergency procedure used when a person is not breathing and his or her heart has stopped breathing. Learn to provide artificial circulation for the patient, manage the patient’s airway and assist ventilation. CPR can be performed quickly and with minimal equipment or help from another person.
A Soft tissue injury (STI) is the damage of muscles, ligaments and tendons throughout the body. Common soft tissue injuries usually occur from a sprain, strain, a one off blow resulting in a contusion or overuse of a particular part of the body. Learn how to recognize STI’s and treat them.
Understand to manage sever bleeding and minimize blood loss and reduce shock. Prioritizing hemorrhage control in the priority action approach is vital. You will learn when and how.
Recognize respiratory distress, failures, and obstructions quickly and properly. Effectively intervene and assist, or manage airways where needed. You will also learn to identify and assist chocking victims, asthma attacks, and anaphylactic reactions.
Rapidly and efficiently assess the patient to determine the presence of any life threatening injuries or conditions.
Feel confident managing minor wounds and daily injuries common to the workplace. Learn to make “Return to Work” (RTW) decisions and “Refer to Medical Aid” choices where appropriate based on your assessment. Clean, bandage and protect workers from further injury and infection.
Learn to identify the threat of possible spinal injuries and provide spinal control. Learn when and how to immobilize patients movement and reduce risk while continuing important airway and circulatory procedures. You will understand how to provide cervical spinal control for conscious and unconscious patients. Students will also learn to train untrained assistants to help provide care while you continue emergency assessments.
Learn to assess and treat every patient in a rapid, systematic, and orderly manner. The priority Action Approach is the backbone of these skills