Module 2 - Emergency First at Work

First Aid Learning Programme, Module 2 – Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

Module 2 is a standard defined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

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Module 2 outlines the basic principles of first aid and deals with a range of medical situations and includes the learning outcomes outlined in Module 1, Basic Life Support.

This module is the minimum level of first aid required by all police officers and operational support staff that have direct contact with the public.

This includes Police Support Unit (PSU) officers, Roads Policing officers and standard skills for Firearms officers.

NATIONAL FRAMEWORK

The ATACC Group are the holders of the National Framework awarded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester Police to deliver their First Aid learning programme and clinical governance.

Course Information

Course Summary

Our Emergency First Aid at Work – Module 2 – offers a new evolution in first aid, providing learners with first aid skills in a new and innovative way, the course was written by leading healthcare professionals with the and introduces the refined casualty assessment algorithm, ‘B.U.R.P.S’.

A key part of providing first aid is how we assess the casualty, especially if the problem is not immediately obvious or we are unsure how serious it is. B.U.R.P.S is just one of the First Aid at Work – FTACC key tools that empower first aiders to simply and quickly manage what they are called to attend.

Course Requirements

For Police officers, Police Community Support Officers, Special Constables and operational support staff having direct contact with the public, the minimum standard is Module 2, First Aid Skills Police

Course Aim

On successful completion of this module, learners will be able to:
1. Manage a first aid scene
2. Assess a casualty
3. Perform adult basic life support (including adult, child and infant)
4. Demonstrate safe use of an Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
5. Manage a choking casualty (including child or infant)
6. Place a casualty in the recovery position
7. Report casualty information
8. Manage a casualty with shock
9. Manage a casualty with chest pain
10. Manage a casualty who has fainted
11. Manage a casualty who is bleeding
12. Manage a casualty with spinal injury
13. Manage a casualty who is convulsing
14. Manage the control of infection

Course content

1. Manage a first aid scene
1.1. Undertake an initial scene assessment
1.2. Communicate this information to control
1.3. Summon appropriate help
1.4. Identify and prioritise tasks
1.5. Prioritise casualties for treatment
1.6. Make appropriate use of others at the scene

2. Assess a casualty
2.1. Recognise dangers to own and casualty’s safety and take appropriate action
2.2. Undertake a basic primary survey
2.3. Check Airway, Breathing
2.4. Take appropriate life saving action
2.5. Observe casualty for signs of injury
2.6. Obtain a history from casualty and note any symptoms (conscious casualty)
2.7. Undertake a secondary survey as required
2.8. Prioritise injuries for treatment
2.9. Monitor casualty continually and reassess them frequently

3. Perform basic life support (including adult child and infant)
3.1. Recognise dangers to own and casualty’s safety and take appropriate action
3.2. Apply the components of the chain of survival
3.3. Apply the DRAB mnemonic to BLS
3.4. Administer BLS to adult and child/infant that is not breathing normally
3.5. Monitor casualty’s condition and react appropriately to any change

4. Demonstrate safe use of an Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
4.1. Indications for use of AED including contra-indications and hazards of use
4.2. Demonstrate the safe and effective use of an AED

5.Manage a choking casualty (including child and infant)
5.1. Identify dangers to self and casualty
5.2. Identify signs demonstrated by a choking conscious casualty
5.3. Administer back slaps to a choking casualty
5.4. Perform abdominal or chest thrusts on a choking casualty including on child or infant
5.5. Monitor changes in casualty’s condition and take necessary action
5.6. Reassure casualty

6. Place a casualty in the recovery position
6.1. Ensure casualty is in a safe location (do not move unless absolutely necessary)
6.2. Assess casualty’s level of responsiveness
6.3. Ensure airway is clear and the casualty is breathing
6.4. Place casualty in the recovery position
6.5. Monitor casualty
6.6. Respond to a casualty’s condition changes

7. Report casualty information
7.1. Gather information pertinent to casualty
7.2. Promptly and accurately inform appropriate specialist of information relating to a casualty
7.3. Complete accident records legibly, accurately and in a timely fashion
7.4. Record details of first aid given legibly, accurately and in a timely fashion
7.5. Submit reports to appropriate authority in a timely fashion

8. Manage a casualty with shock
8.1. Recognise dangers to own and casualty’s safety and take appropriate action
8.2. Identify that the casualty is in shock
8.3. Identify and treat cause of shock
8.4. Position casualty correctly
8.5. Protect from extremes of heat and cold
8.6. Seek prompt medical help
8.7. Reassure casualty
8.8. Monitor casualty’s condition and react appropriately to any changes

9. Manage a casualty with chest pain
9.1. Recognise dangers to own and casualty’s safety and take appropriate action
9.2. Identify a casualty having a heart attack
9.3. Identify a casualty experiencing an angina attack
9.4. Assist casualty with self-administration of prescribed medication
9.5. Keep a list of medication taken
9.6. Position the casualty correctly and keep warm
9.7. Prevent casualty from engaging in physical activity
9.8. Seek prompt medical help
9.9. Reassure casualty
9.10. Monitor casualty’s initial condition and any changes requiring appropriate action

10. Manage a casualty who has fainted
10.1. Recognise dangers to own and casualty’s safety and take appropriate action
10.2. Identify that a casualty has fainted
10.3. Position the casualty correctly and keep warm
10.4. Reassure casualty
10.5. Monitor casualty’s condition and react appropriately to any changes

11. Manage a casualty who is bleeding
11.1. Recognise the dangers of infection to both casualty and rescuer and take appropriate action
11.2. Position casualty appropriately
11.3. Examine wound for embedded object
11.4. Apply direct pressure to wound
11.5. Apply dressing(s)
11.6. Identify location of main pressure points
11.7. Apply an appropriate dressing if the wound affects the chest/lung cavity
11.8. Check level of consciousness and for signs of shock

12. Manage a casualty with spinal injury
12.1. Immobilise casualty with spinal injury
12.2. Coordinate log rolling of a spinal injury casualty
12.3. Demonstrate crash helmet removal

13. Manage a casualty who is convulsing
13.1. Recognise dangers to own and casualty’s safety and take appropriate action
13.2. Minimise the risk of self-injury
13.3. Recognise the signs and symptoms relating to epilepsy
13.4. Reassure casualty
13.5. Recognise when to obtain medical help
13.6. Monitor and record casualty’s condition and react appropriately to any changes

14. Manage the control of infection
14.1. Identify sources of infection to self and others
14.2. Identify sources of infection to casualty
14.3. Take action to prevent infection of self
14.4. Take action to prevent infection of casualty
14.5. Demonstrate use of protective equipment

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