First Aid top-up training

First Aid top-up training

First Aid top-up training…

Many commercial courses do not cover all the aspects required by the Scout Association.

The assumption is that emergency services are readily available so most first response is about keeping casualties alive and stable. The environment is also assumed to be inside an urban building so outdoors environmental factors aren’t covered. There is also a recognition that in most office type work places, the risks of fractures and spinal injuries is low so again is not covered.Likewise, hypothermia or heat exhaustion and most training providers would offer this as the next level of training for work places that require it. Lastly, many courses do not cover aspects of first aid that are widely linked to young people such as meningitis, anaphylaxis and CPR for children. This needs to be checked in order to meet the Scout Associations requirements..

If your current training has not covered all the criteria for the course, you can do top-up training.

To cover those aspects that may not have been covered by a commercial course, the following material and links may well help.

Top-up training for Heat Exhaustion and Hypothermia

Top-up training for Choking

Top-up training for Head Injuries

Top-up training for Diabetes

Top-Up training for Anaphylaxis (use of Epi pen)

Top-Up training for Epilepsy / Seizure

Top-up Training for Meningitis / Sepsis

If your course did not cover recognising the symptoms of meningitis / sepsis, study the following links.

Top -up training for Asthma

Top-up Training for CPR for Infants / Children

Top-up Training for Spinal Injuries and Fractures

If your course did not cover handling possible spinal injuries and fractures, look at the following.


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