Aquatic First Aid Level 1

Description

Are you interested in gaining your Aquatic First Aid Level 1?

This 8hr practical British Canoeing Awarding Body First Aid course is perfect if your active in outdoors but close to help. it has been designed to support Paddlers,  Paddlesport Instructors, Coaches and Leaders to support you to look after your fellow paddlers in a First Aid emergency.

How to choose the right First Aid qualification. First Aid Training Equipment

Do I have to be a Paddler to attend?

No the BCAB Aquatic First Aid Level 1, covers the same syllabus as other 8hr course such as the Emergency First Aid at Work course. You’ll learn the fundamentals of first aid in the and consider the additional needs of dealing with a First Aid emergency outdoors, gaining the skills and confidence to manage a first aid emergency. There is no requirement to go on the water as part of this course.

 

Who is it for?

British Canoeing, Scottish Canoe Association, Canoe Wales and Canoe Association of Northern Ireland require a minimum 8 hour first aid qualification for all Helms, Instructors, Coaches, Guides and Leaders as part of update requirements. You can read more about the update requirements here.

You can also look at our article here about choosing the right First Aid Training. 

Content

Syllabus

Please be aware that we will discuss some real-life incidents in detail and will view some slides and video of serious medical and traumatic incidents. If this is likely to cause you distress, please discuss this with your provider in confidence prior to the course beginning so that we can make any necessary adjustments.

  • Introduction
  • The Aims of First Aid
  • Priorities of Treatment – Primary Survey
  • Resuscitation (Adult & Drowning)
  • Resuscitation Flow Chart
  • Chain of Survival
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with an AED (the correct placement of AED pads and following AED instructions)
  • Dealing with unconsciousness
  • Secondary Survey
  • Recovery Position
  • Head Injuries
  • Stroke
  • Airway and Breathing Problems
  • Choking
  • Asthma
  • Hyperventilation
  • Drowning
  • Chest Injuries
  • Circulation Problems
  • Angina
  • Heart Attack
  • Shock
  • Fainting
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Injuries to Bones, Muscles and Joints
  • Effects of Heat and Cold
  • End of course debrief
  • Course Assessment

    The Aquatic First Aid Level 1 has no formal assessment. Assessment is on-going throughout the course.

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    Aquatic First Aid Level 1 Award
    • Sat 21-05-2022
      Philip A Hadley
      Queen's Head,, Oswestry, SY11 4EB
    Aquatic First Aid Level 1 Award
    • Sat 04-06-2022
      Philip A Hadley
      Wombourne Leisure Centre,, Ounsdale Rd, Wombourne,, Wolverhampton, WV5 8BJ
    Course Description

    Are you interested in gaining your Aquatic First Aid Level 1?

    This 8hr practical British Canoeing Awarding Body First Aid course is perfect if your active in outdoors but close to help. it has been designed to support Paddlers,  Paddlesport Instructors, Coaches and Leaders to support you to look after your fellow paddlers in a First Aid emergency.

    How to choose the right First Aid qualification. First Aid Training Equipment

    Do I have to be a Paddler to attend?

    No the BCAB Aquatic First Aid Level 1, covers the same syllabus as other 8hr course such as the Emergency First Aid at Work course. You’ll learn the fundamentals of first aid in the and consider the additional needs of dealing with a First Aid emergency outdoors, gaining the skills and confidence to manage a first aid emergency. There is no requirement to go on the water as part of this course.

     

    Who is it for?

    British Canoeing, Scottish Canoe Association, Canoe Wales and Canoe Association of Northern Ireland require a minimum 8 hour first aid qualification for all Helms, Instructors, Coaches, Guides and Leaders as part of update requirements. You can read more about the update requirements here.

    You can also look at our article here about choosing the right First Aid Training. 

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