Primary First Aid

Description

Are you interested in learning more about Primary First Aid?

This 4hr practical British Canoeing Awarding Body First Aid course is perfect if you want or need a basic understanding of First Aid should the need arise. it is designed to support those who work/ volunteer with help from more experienced first aiders near by and within easy access of medical assistance.

 

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

Do I have to be a Paddler to attend?

No the BCAB Primary First Aid, covers the same syllabus as other 4hr course’s. You’ll learn the fundamentals of first aid in the outdoor and water-sports environment and consider the additional needs of dealing with a First Aid emergency, gaining the skills and confidence to manage a first aid emergency.

First Aider practising with a Resus Annie

 

Who is it for?

British Canoeing, Scottish Canoe Association, Canoe Wales and Canoe Association of Northern Ireland require a minimum 16 hour first aid qualification for all Tutors, Assessors, Providers,  Coaches, Guides and Leaders (who work in Moderate or Advanced conditions) as part of update requirements and recommend the 16hr course for all paddlers who venture in to more remote and challenging environments.

You can read more about the update requirements here.

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

Who recognises it?

The Primary First Aid meets the minimum requirement for First Aid Awareness and meets the requirements of other National Governing Bodies and Employers It meets the requirements Institute of Outdoor Learning (Band 1) however we do encourage you to check with your employer/ other bodies before booking to ensure they will accept it.

What else do i need to know?

Successful completion of our Primary First Aid course leads to a qualification certificate, awarded by British Canoeing Awarding Body who has oversight of this qualification. Our experienced providers are active paddlesport coaches. The course is valid for 3 years however we recommend you practise first aid skills regularly and as a minimum on an annual basis.

Aquatic First Aid Health and Safety

This course requires participants to undertake some degree of manual handling and physical exertion, including moving simulated casualties on the floor, performing simulated chest compressions on a manikin and moving over rough, uneven ground.

If you think that you may have a condition, which may pose a problem or may prevent you from taking a full and active part on the course, we may be able to make a reasonable adjustment.  Please see Paddles Up Training Reasonable Adjustment Policy.

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 trainer in confidence prior to the course beginning so that we can make any necessary adjustments.

Finding a Course

You can find courses by clicking booking now above, however if you can see a date that suits you use the provider finder to look for an Aquatic First Aid Provider who can set up a course for you.

Content

The British Canoeing Awarding Body Primary First Aid course is taught over a four-hour period.

Syllabus

  • 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
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Shock
  • Effects of Heat and Cold
  • End of course debrief
  • Course Assessment

    Candidates who demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the skills and theory covered in the course are awarded the British Canoeing Awarding Body Primary First Aid Award. There is no formal assessment at the end of the course. Assessment is ongoing throughout the course

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    Course Description

    Are you interested in learning more about Primary First Aid?

    This 4hr practical British Canoeing Awarding Body First Aid course is perfect if you want or need a basic understanding of First Aid should the need arise. it is designed to support those who work/ volunteer with help from more experienced first aiders near by and within easy access of medical assistance.

     

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

    Do I have to be a Paddler to attend?

    No the BCAB Primary First Aid, covers the same syllabus as other 4hr course’s. You’ll learn the fundamentals of first aid in the outdoor and water-sports environment and consider the additional needs of dealing with a First Aid emergency, gaining the skills and confidence to manage a first aid emergency.

    First Aider practising with a Resus Annie

     

    Who is it for?

    British Canoeing, Scottish Canoe Association, Canoe Wales and Canoe Association of Northern Ireland require a minimum 16 hour first aid qualification for all Tutors, Assessors, Providers,  Coaches, Guides and Leaders (who work in Moderate or Advanced conditions) as part of update requirements and recommend the 16hr course for all paddlers who venture in to more remote and challenging environments.

    You can read more about the update requirements here.

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

    Who recognises it?

    The Primary First Aid meets the minimum requirement for First Aid Awareness and meets the requirements of other National Governing Bodies and Employers It meets the requirements Institute of Outdoor Learning (Band 1) however we do encourage you to check with your employer/ other bodies before booking to ensure they will accept it.

    What else do i need to know?

    Successful completion of our Primary First Aid course leads to a qualification certificate, awarded by British Canoeing Awarding Body who has oversight of this qualification. Our experienced providers are active paddlesport coaches. The course is valid for 3 years however we recommend you practise first aid skills regularly and as a minimum on an annual basis.

    Aquatic First Aid Health and Safety

    This course requires participants to undertake some degree of manual handling and physical exertion, including moving simulated casualties on the floor, performing simulated chest compressions on a manikin and moving over rough, uneven ground.

    If you think that you may have a condition, which may pose a problem or may prevent you from taking a full and active part on the course, we may be able to make a reasonable adjustment.  Please see Paddles Up Training Reasonable Adjustment Policy.

    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 trainer in confidence prior to the course beginning so that we can make any necessary adjustments.

    Finding a Course

    You can find courses by clicking booking now above, however if you can see a date that suits you use the provider finder to look for an Aquatic First Aid Provider who can set up a course for you.

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