VSLC First Aid Qualification

VSLC First Aid Qualification

Our First Aid Qualification is designed to equip participants with the skills they need to manage life-threatening conditions. It covers basic life support, AED use, bleeding control, choking management as well as the management of a range of medical conditions. It is a comprehensive course that is normally delivered over 3 days.

Qualification Details

Qualification Name: VSLC First Aid
Current Version: v1.1

Endorsed by: The Swimming Teacher’s Association (STA, UK)
Governance: Taught in line with European Resuscitation Council Guidelines

Duration: 18 hours contact time
Validity: 2 years from the date of the course. Refresher training is recommended at least annually.

 

Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider:

  • Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • Describe how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
  • Identify the need for establishing consent to provide first aid
  • Complete an accident report form
  • Identify the first-aid equipment that should be available in a workplace
  • Describe the safe use of first-aid equipment

Be able to assess an incident:

  • Conduct a scene survey
  • Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
  • Give examples of when to call for help

Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally:

  • Assess a casualty’s level of consciousness
  • Open a casualty’s airway and check breathing
  • Explain why it is important to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position
  • Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position
  • Manage a casualty who is in seizure

Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally:

  • Recognise the need to commence cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation using a manikin

Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is choking:

  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
  • Describe how to identify a casualty with a:
    • partially blocked airway
    • completely blocked airway

Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding:

  • Identify the types of external bleeding
  • Control external bleeding

Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock:

  • Recognise shock
  • Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock

Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury:

  • Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises
  • Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds
  • Administer first aid to a casualty with small splinter

Be able to conduct a secondary survey:

  • Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history
  • 2 Demonstrate how to conduct a head to toe survey

 Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints:

  • Recognise suspected:
    • Fractures and dislocations
    • Sprains and strains
  • Identify how to administer first aid for:
    • Fractures and dislocations
    • Sprains and strains
  • Demonstrate how to apply:
    • a support sling
    • an elevated sling

 Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries:

  • Recognise a suspected:
    • Head injury
    • Spinal injury
  • Identify how to administer first aid for a suspected head Injury.
  • Demonstrate how to administer first aid for a suspected spinal injury

 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injuries:

  • Recognise a suspected:
    • Flail chest
    • Penetrating chest injury
  • Identify how to administer first aid for a:
    • Flail chest
    • Penetrating chest injury

 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds:

  • Identify the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds
  • Identify how to administer first aid for burns involving:
    • Dry heat
    • Wet heat
    • Electricity
    • Chemicals

 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with an eye injury:

  • Identify how to administer first aid for eye injuries involving:
    • Dust
    • Chemicals
    • Embedded objects

 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning:

  • Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body
  • Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning
  • Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning

 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with anaphylaxis:

  • Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis
  • Recognise suspected anaphylaxis
  • Identify how to administer first aid for a casualty suffering from anaphylaxis

 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness:

  • Recognise suspected:
    • Heart Attack
    • Stroke
    • Epileptic seizure
    • Asthma attack
    • Diabetic emergency
  • Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty suffering from:
    • Heart Attack
    • Stroke
    • Epileptic seizure
    • Asthma attack
    • Diabetic emergency

This qualification is trainer assessed. 

To complete the qualification, candidates must:

 

  • Successfully complete course worksheets
  • Successfully conduct a scene survey
  • Successfully demonstrate a primary survey and recovery position
  • Successfully demonstrate CPR for adults, children and infants
  • Successfully demonstrate safe use of an AED
  • Successfully demonstrate the correct procedure for the management of choking
  • Successfully demonstrate the management for external bleeding and treatment of shock
  • Successfully demonstrate the management for: Bone, muscle and joint injuries, head injuries, heart attack and asthma.

Upcoming Courses

Check out our upcoming courses and book online. If you can’t find what you are looking for, please just our full list of courses or get in touch and let us know what you need.

25 July

Emergency First Aid, Hanoi

25/07/2020 The Fitness Village, No. 68, Alley 50, Lane 310 Nghi Tam Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi, Vietnam VND1,950K 12 Qty Available
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05 - 07August

Pool Rescuer, Hanoi

05/08/2020 Golden Palm, 21 Lê Văn Lương, Trung Hoà, Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội VND5,950K 12 Qty Available
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15 August

Emergency First Aid, HCMC

15/08/2020 Platinum Fitness, 105 Tôn Dật Tiên, P. Tân Phú, Q.7, TP.HCM VND1,950K 12 Qty Available
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12 September

Emergency First Aid, Hanoi

12/09/2020 The Fitness Village, No. 68, Alley 50, Lane 310 Nghi Tam Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi, Vietnam VND1,950K 12 Qty Available
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