D. First Aid, Patient Moving, Manual Handling. 14-Nov, 21-Nov, 12-Dec,20-Dec - Monday Course GTI Full-Time Students

THIS COURSE IS FOR FULL TIME GTI STUDENTS ONLY 

CLASS TIMES AND LOCATIONS

First Aid Course:

3 Days which will be completed as follows.

  • Day 1 - In a virtual classroom, via Zoom. 14th Nov, 09.00 - 16.00. Virtual classroom via Zoom call.
  • Zoom link is here  --> https://tinyurl.com/FirstAidZoom
  • Day 2 - In person, in a classroom. 21st Nov, 09.00 - 15.00. Columban hall, Sea road, Galway. H91 YV26
  • Day 3 - Examination day, in person, in a classroom. 20th Dec, 09.00 - 15.00, Columban hall, Sea road, Galway. H91 YV26

Manual Handling Course :

  • Day 1 - In person, in a classroom. 12th December, 09.00 - 15.00, Columban hall, Sea Road, Galway. H91 YV26

First Aid Responder

  • Students, Please note.
  • Transfers between first aid courses cannot be made at short notice as participants are registered with PHECC in advance of the course starting.
  • Anyone who cannot attend the course they have booked will be given a refund provided 72 hours' notice is given in advance of the course starting.
  • Students who cancel out of GTI courses must re book using a private provider in order to obtain the necessary accreditation.
  • No refunds will be given for partially completed courses.
  • We will not reschedule students from partially completed courses.
  • Please review your personal diaries prior to booking a first aid course.

Background:

The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) has designed the First Aid Response (FAR) Standard to offer appropriate training to individuals and groups who require a first aid skill set including Cardiac First Response. This standard is designed to meet First Aid and Basic Life Support (BLS) requirements that a person known as a “First Aid Responder” may encounter.

The First Aid Responder will possess the following general skills:

  • Deal with life threatening or potentially life threatening conditions in the pre-hospital environment until the arrival of emergency medical services.
  • Provide First Aid Response for conditions not thought to be life-threatening but which are necessary to prevent further harm before the emergency medical services arrive.
  • Provide pre-hospital First Aid Response in a wide range of environments including work, home and recreational settings.
  • Display the requisite personal skills including composure, competence and self confidence while understanding their limitations.

Course Content:

  • Patient Assessment
  • Incident procedures
  • Cardiac First Response (CFR Community) including defibrillation, choking and stroke
  • Common Medical Emergencies (Asthma, Diabetes, Seizures, Poisoning and Fainting)
  • Injury Management and Shock (Bleeding, Bone Injuries, Sprains, Strains & Dislocations, Shock)
  • Burns and scalds, electric injury care
  • Hypothermia and Hyperthermia
  • Information Management
  • Communications
  • The well-being of the First Aid Responder.

Assessment:

There is a practical and theory assessment which takes place at the end of Day 3.

Course participants must complete a multiple choice examination paper and a mark of 80% or greater must be achieved to successfully complete the course. There will also be a FAR skills test and a CFR skills test.

Certification:Certification is under the auspices of PHECC. Successful candidates must re-certify every 2 years.

Patient moving and Manual handling

  • Students, Please note.
  • Transfers between first aid courses cannot be made at short notice as participants are registered with PHECC in advance of the course starting.
  • Anyone who cannot attend the course they have booked will be given a refund provided 72 hours' notice is given in advance of the course starting.
  • Students who cancel out of GTI courses must re book using a private provider in order to obtain the necessary accreditation.
  • No refunds will be given for partially completed courses.
  • We will not reschedule students from partially completed courses.
  • Please review your personal diaries prior to booking a first aid course.

Background:

This course is designed for healthcare workers who need to be trained to safely move and handle patients under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work 2005 and Manual Handling Regulations 1993 and 2007

Course Content:

  • The Law and its Application to the Manual Handling Environment
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Bio-mechanics and Mechanism of Injury
  • Flexibility
  • Ergonomics and Risk Assessment
  • Basic Principles of Lifting
  • Log Roll
  • Sitting Patient up in Bed
  • Turning patient in bed using sliding sheets
  • Moving patient up the bed using sliding sheets
  • Sitting Patient to edge of a bed
  • Standing patient
  • Transferring patient from bed to chair
  • The falling patient
  • Correct use of hoist / slings

Assessment:

Students will be evaluated on their patient moving and handling techniques. They must demonstrate competence in all movements and pass a written test. 

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