ANNUAL REFRESHER

 Although it is not mandatory, the HSE strongly recommend that HSE qualified First Aiders and Emergency First Aiders undertake an annual refresher course in order to keep their skills up-to-date and refreshed.

The qualification period for both groups of First Aiders is 3-years. It was felt that this period was too long without any additional training.

DURATION

A minimum of 3 hours, consisting of theoretical and practical activities.  

NUMBERS

No more than 16 candidates on the course and candidates must be 14 years or over.

 

CERTIFICATION

A certificate of attendance will be issued. 

COURSE CONTENT

  • Responsibilities
  • Primary assessment
  • Recovery position  
  • Resuscitation
  • Wounds and healing
  • Hygiene
  • Communication skills
  • Top-to-toe survey
  • Action for vomit
  • Chain of survival
  • Bandaging