Top standard medical knowledge is at the heart of each of the courses offered by Meditec Training and each delegate will leave the course feeling satisfied, with full competence and confidence with the new skills they have learnt.  Each course member will be taught life-saving skills and will be able to put these into practice in front of the expert as many times as they need until they feel comfortable with the new skills they have acquired.

This course is for people holding a current First aid at work or Emergency first aid at work certificate. This refresher course provides you with an opportunity to practise and update your skills at any time during your three year period as a qualified first aider.

This session builds on your expertise and confidence by involving you in realistic situations with simulated casualties. Candidates will practise first aid in practical, hands-on scenario sessions.

It is important that resuscitation skills are refreshed regularly, particularly by those who have a duty to respond in an emergency. The principle is that skills should be maintained at an effective level at all times. Individual employers and organisations should make arrangements for retraining to be available, but the frequency of this refresher training will depend on the individual. For guidance, skills should be refreshed at least once a year, but preferably more often (Resuscitation Council (UK))

HSE strongly recommends that first-aiders undertake annual refresher training, over half a day, during any three-year certification period. Although not mandatory, this will help qualified first-aiders maintain their basic skills and keep up to date with any changes to first-aid procedures (Health and Safety Executive (UK))

Teaching time:

4 hours - consisting of practical and theoretical activities.

Assessment:

Summative continuous assessment by the clinical training instructor.

Syllabus:

On completion of training, successful students should be able to:

  • Your role of the first responder.
  • Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency.
  • Treatment of an unconscious casualty.
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Adult, child & infants.
  • Recognising the signs, symptoms and management of both angina & heart attacks.
  • Understanding cardiac arrest.
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is wounded and bleeding.
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock.
  • Recognising the signs, symptoms and management of an asthma attack.
  • Recognising the signs, symptoms and management of anaphylactic shock.

At Meditec Training we take our training responsibility extremely seriously, you can take comfort in knowing that your course follows the most current and up to date legislation as set and regulated by the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations, all courses strictly adhere to the current guidelines of the Resuscitation Council (UK).

Meditec Training will issue a certificate of competence to those students it has assessed as competent through demonstrating satisfactory knowledge, skills and understanding in all aspects of the training syllabus as listed above.