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FIRST AID INTERMEDIATE CERTIFICATE SYLLABUS

Aim

The syllabus aims to introduce the further concepts of First Aid to the trainee and be a suitable preparation for those who want to be trained in First Aid at higher level.

Candidates should be aged 16 years and above and should be able to read and write in English and French.

Total Duration

30 hours

Assessment Objectives

Theory Paper

A - Knowledge with understanding

B - Handling information.

Practical Assessment

This is designed to test appropriate practical skills developed by the trainee during the course of the training.

Scheme of Assessment:

Paper l (2 hours, 40 %)

The paper will consist of:

Section A - 10 short questions, all of which should be answered.

Section B - 5 essay type questions of which one will be compulsory and any two from the remainder.

Practical Assessment (60%)


During their practical assessment candidates will have to demonstrate their skills in:

• Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
• Recovery position.
• Choking
• Immobilization of fractures

Pass Mark

Candidates will have to score a minimum of 70% marks (both examinations combined) to be eligible to obtain the Intermediate Certificate in First Aid.

Validity

The Certificate is valid for three years only, as from the date of assessment.

COURSE CONTENT

1. INTRODUCTION
The role of the First Aider during an emergency
Plan of action and priorities

PRACTICAL
- Shock position
- Recovery position


2. EXAMINING THE CASUALTY
- Primary survey
- Secondary survey:-
Signs and symptoms, history, keeping records and observations, accident reporting

PRACTICAL
- DRSABC (Shout for help)
- Primary and Secondary survey


3. RESPIRATORY EMERGENCIES
- Asphyxia
- Choking child and infant
- Inhalation of smoke (at fires), gases (inc. carbon monoxide)
- Drowning (including water rescue)
- Asthma

PRACTICAL
- Abdominal thrust


4. RESUSCITATION
- Recognize cardio-respiratory emergencies in infants and children

PRACTICAL
- Child and infant rescue breaths and CPR


5. CIRCULATORY DISORDERS
- Angina
- Difference between angina and heart attack
- Hypertension

PRACTICAL
- Adult, child and infant CPR and rescue breaths

6. BLEEDING AND WOUNDS

Types of wounds:

(i) Penetrating chest wounds
(ii) Crush injuries
(iii) Abdominal injuries
(iv) Marine punctures

PRACTICAL
- Waiting position
- Bandaging
General rules
Hand and foot
Elbow and knee

7. FRACTURES

- Different types of joints
- Dislocations
- Thigh bone fracture
- Pelvic fracture
- Spinal fracture

PRACTICAL
- Immobilization of fractures


8. HEAD, NECK AND SPINAL INJURIES

- Immobilization
- Scalp wounds

PRACTICAL
- Spinal recovery position


9. NERVOUS SYSTEM PROBLEMS
- Seizures in adults and children
- Stroke
- Concussion
- Compression


10. BURNS AND SCALDS
- Severe burns and scalds
- Burns that need hospital treatment
- Dealing with fire hazards
- Electrical burns
- Flash burns
- Heatstroke
- Heat exhaustion


11. POISONING
- Preventive measures
- Poisons swallowed by children (household fluids, medicines)
- Drugs (overdose)
- Bites and Stings
- Food poisoning
- Dangerous plants


12. MEDICAL PROBLEMS
- Fever and convulsions in children
- Hyperglycemia
- Cramp
- Hiccups
- Miscarriage and emergency childbirth
- HIV/AIDS


13. EYE INJURIES
- Foreign object
- Chemical burn

14. REVISION (2 hours)


15. REVISION (2 hours)

 

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