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The course offers an overview of all subjects taught on the 4-day Offshore First Aid course and also introduces any new techniques, legislation or guidelines that have arisen since the delegate originally qualified.
This is an HSE approved 2-day course that complies with the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (First Aid) Regulations 1989.
Personnel that are trained in Offshore First Aid must complete this course within 3 years of first qualifying.
- Aims and principles of First Aid
- Basic life support (CPR), including the use of defibrillators, the use and maintenance of manual resuscitators, manual suction devices, oropharyngeal airways and Oxygen supplies
- Treatment of injuries to bones, muscles and joints
- Assessment and treatment of a casualty who is wounded, bleeding or shocked
- Management of the unconscious casualty
- Treatment of hypothermia, hyperthermia and the effects of immersion
- How to deal with poisons encountered offshore
- Treatment of a casualty who is suffering from an injury, including the dressing and immobilisation of injured parts
- How to deal with burns and eye injuries
- Treatment of inhalation of hot gasses or smoke
- Assessment and treatment of common major and minor illnesses
- Personal hygiene and the prevention of cross-infection during first aid procedures
- The ability to transport a sick and injured patient safely and effectively by helicopter
- Safe use of Entonox
- The ability to communicate effectively in an emergency
- Record keeping and the use of First Aid equipment