First Aid Training
Learn CPR, as well as life-saving first aid.
The First Aid and CPR training focuses on how to act when dealing with life-threatening illnesses and accidents. The training is based on the model S-ABCDE. You will learn how to identify life-threatening illnesses and conditions, stop life-threatening bleeding, and perform CPR. The focus is on assessment and life-saving measures to increase the chances of survival until the ambulance arrives on site.
What is S-ABCDE?
S-ABCDE is a first aid assessment model used to assess and prioritize when dealing with an accident or illness.
S – Safety / Scene
Evaluate the situation, check the safety on the scene, starting with your own safety first, followed by the safety of the location, and finally ensure the affected person is in a safe position.
A – Airways
Is anything blocking the airway of the affected person? It may be a foreign object, blood, teeth or mucus in the mouth, or the tongue relaxing and causing a blocked airway.
B – Breathing
Verify that the person can breathe normally. Remember, an unconscious person with abnormal breathing should be considered not breathing at all.
C – Circulation
Evaluate any chest pains. Are there signs of circulatory failure or uncontrolled bleeding that need to be stopped?
D – Disability
Check for fractures and assess pain. Are there signs of paralysis, limited mobility, or difficulty speaking?
E – Exposure
Conduct a full-body exam and look for pain, blood or other hidden injuries. Is the person exposed to cold, heat, or moisture
How to assess consciousness
To determine if someone is conscious, speak to them and gently shake their shoulders. If they do not respond, check to see if they are breathing
How to assess breathing
To check if a person is breathing, place two fingers under the chin and one hand on the forehead, then tilt the head back to create an open airway.
Put your ear close to the patient’s mouth and nose looking at their chest.
- See – If the chest is moving
- Listen for breathing
- Feel – if there is breathing coming from the patient’s mouth and nose.
Do not spend more than 10 seconds checking for breathing, and if normal breathing cannot be detected, begin CPR.
What to do when a person is choking
If you suspect that a person is choking, start by checking if the person can cough independently. If the person cannot cough, place yourself next to them, placing one hand high up in the middle of their chest for support, and ask the person to lean forward. Then give up to five back blows with the heel of your other hand between the shoulder blades.
If the person still cannot breathe, stand close behind them and ask the person to lean forward. Wrap your arms around their body, under the persons arms, clasp your hands together and place them between the navel and the chest. Give five abdominal thrusts. Aim upwards and inwards.
Alternate between five back thrusts and five abdominal thrusts until the person can breathe again.
If the person loses consciousness, immediately call 112 and start CPR.
Remember that in order to learn these methods, and to it get the technique right, you will need a practical training with an instructor
Unconscious with normal breathing
If a person is unconscious but breathing normally, they should be placed in a rescue position. A rescue position aims to keep the person’s airway open.
If the person has suffered from trauma, and you suspect neck or spinal injuries, do not put the person in a rescue position if breathing can be secured in the position that they are in.
Do not leave the person unless absolutely necessary.
If the person’s breathing becomes abnormal or stops, immediately turn the person onto their back and start CPR.
Content First Aid Training
The First Aid training focuses on life-threatening conditions and life-saving measures. The course is based on the assessment model S-ABCDE for First Aid.
After going through the assessment model, the training continues with CPR. Here we go through checking consciousness, breathing, calling 112 and practical exercises with mannequins and defibrillators.
The rest of the training focuses on physical trauma, such as acute bleeding, drowning and airway obstruction, and sudden onset of conditions such as stroke, heart attack, diabetes, allergies, epilepsy and asthma.
We are happy to tailor the content of the training to suit your company.
Terms First Aid Training
The price for First Aid Training is 7795 SEK (excluding VAT).
We follow the guidelines of the CPR council, which states a maximum of 12 participants per instructor.
An instructor will come to your workplace, and the course will take approximately 3.5 hours.