First Aid (FA)
The DAN First Aid course represents training designed to educate persons with a CPR/BLS (-D) certification in providing First Aid to adult victims with non immediately life threatening injuries.
Although the course was designed to be taught together with the DAN BLS course, it can also be offered as extra module to those who already have a DAN BLS (-D) or other BLS certification, respecting ERC guidelines.
In a real accident situation First Aid skills are the next step after providing effective BLS (-D).
The DAN First Aid provider programme is designed to teach the knowledge and skills needed to provide first aid to Adults in non – immediately life threatening situations (or after having provided BLS (-D) in life threatening situations).
First Aid consists out of several techniques that relieves pain, stop injury from getting worse and can determine the type of injury or illness.
Requirement: Basic Life Support
Age: 12 years
Length: 8 hours
At the end of this programme, participants will be able to:
- Explain what is first aid and why to use these techniques.
- Perform an injury assessment.
- Perform an illness assessment including taking vital signs and the “SAMPLE” procedure.
- Describe the signs, symptoms and first aid techniques for the major medical emergencies:
a. Breathing difficulties.
d. Heart problems.
e. Severe abdominal pain.
f. Altered level of consciousness.
g. Allergic reaction.
h. Diabetic emergencies (hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia).
i. Poisoning (swallowed, inhaled and absorbed poison).
l. Alcohol and drug intoxication.
- Secure and bandage a wound, apply a tourniquet and hemostatic agents
- Splint a dislocated or fractured limb:
a. Explain when it is necessary to immobilise the injured limb.
- Lift and move an injured person by using an adequate technique:
a. Explain when it is necessary to move/lift an injured person.
b. List the potential hazards when moving/lifting an injured person.
c. Explain at least 2 techniques to move/lift an injured person (Rautek method
and log roll).
- Describe the signs, symptoms and first aid techniques for the following temperature related injuries:
a. Mild and severe hypothermia.
c. Heat exhaustion.
d. Heat stroke.