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The syllabus aims to introduce the basic 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 between 12 and 15 years (both inclusive) and should be able to read and write in English and French.

Total Duration

18 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

Theory (l hour, 40 marks)

The paper will consist of 40 multiple-choice questions, which will be compulsory. All questions will be of the direct choice type with four options. Each question will carry one mark.

Practical (20 minutes per candidate, 60 marks)

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

• Rescue breaths and recovery position (10 minutes, 40 marks)
• Use of the triangular bandage for slings (5 minutes, 10 marks)
• Dressing of wounds (5 minutes, 10 marks)

Pass Mark
Candidates will have to score a minimum of 60% (both papers combined) to be eligible to obtain the Elementary Certificate in First Aid.

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

Subject Content:
At the end of the session, candidates should be able to: -

1. Introduction - (1 hour 30 minutes)

- Define First Aid
- State the aims of First Aid
- Describe and explain the responsibilities of a First Aider
- State the basic personal safety measures for a First Aider
and measures for minimizing cross-infection

- Tie a reef knot, fold and apply bandages and know the
rules for applying them

2. Action at an Emergency -(1 hour 30 minutes)
- Make the area safe
- Assess for Danger, Response, Shout for help, Airway, Breathing and Circulation (DRSABC)
- Get help, including calling for medical assistance or ambulance.

- Open airway, check for breathing and circulation

3. Resuscitation I (l hour 30 minutes)
- Explain how the tongue may obstruct the airway in an
unconscious casualty

- Give rescue breaths to an unconscious adult
- Place an unconscious adult in the recovery position and
state the advantages it gives

4. Resuscitation II (l hour 30 minutes)
- List the causes of airway obstruction
- Define choking
- Recognise a choking adult

- Perform back slaps and abdominal thrusts on a choking adult

5. Circulatory Disorders I (l hour 30 minutes)
- Define shock
- Recognize shock
- Recognize fainting
- Introduction to CPR

- Place a casualty in the shock position
- Treat shock and fainting

6. Circulatory Disorders II - (l hour 30 minutes)
Describe the different types of wounds

- Apply direct pressure to stop bleeding
- Apply dressings and bandages to cover wounds

7. Circulatory Disorders III (l hour 30 minutes)
- Treat a casualty with nosebleeds
- Treat a casualty with a wound to the fingers
- Apply dressings and bandages to cover wounds

8. Treatment of Fractures (l hour 30 minutes)

- Recognize a fracture

- Treat injuries of the forearm and wrist
- Treat simple fractures using the arm sling and elevation sling
- Treat sprains and strains (RICE method)

9. Burns and Scalds (l hour 30 minutes)
- Describe the role of the skin in maintaining the body
temperature and protecting from infection
- List the causes of dry burns and scalds and recognize

- Treat minor burns and scalds
- Rescue breaths and the recovery position

10. Poisoning (l hour 30 minutes)
- Define a poison
- Treat cases of swallowed poisons
- Help a casualty with an insect sting
- Treat casualties with stings from sea creatures (including marine puncture wounds)
- Treat casualties with animal bites

- Rescue breaths and the recovery position

11. Revision (l hour 30 minutes)

12. Revision (l hour 30 minutes)

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