First aid provision is required in every workplace and in the UK most workplaces send staff on first aid training. Lazarus Training has produced a range of media centred first aid training courses to meet this need, but also the real life need of the media sector.
First Aid in Hostile Environments training has been designed to cover the specific risks that warzones and disaster areas present, but also cover the more commonplace need to care for an ill or injured colleague.
Our course is focused on providing the best possible medical care, often with limited resources, whilst remote/separated from medical care. The course content can be adapted to reflect the clients’ equipment and risk assessments, along with the likely effects of the environment/situation too which the delegates are deploying.
All training is conducted to our twin ethos of [#trainforreal & “first aid training is a contact sport”]. Delegates are required to take part in a high number of practical sessions and scenarios. Live roleplayers and mannikins are the casualties- not the delegates. We use a wide range of teaching styles, but focus heavily on the practical application of the required skills in a “real world” setting. Delegates are exposed to stress via noise, darkness and casualty simulation.
The following is the content of the “standard” version of our First Aid in Hostile Locations training:
The pre-hospital environment
- scene safety
- minimising the risk of infection
- communication with patients
- examination and assessment
- safe moving and handling- including casualty evacuation
Respiration and Airway management
- recognition of respiratory problems
- common breathing difficulties
- basic airway management
- use of basic airway adjuncts [if available to delegates]
- ventilation support
Basic Life Support
- perform basic life support [all age groups including child bls and infant bls]
Circulation and Shock
- recognition and care of bleeding including ballistic & blast injuries
- shock [to include faints]
Medical related emergencies
Recognition and initial care of
- heart attack/angina
- unconscious patient
- handovers to the paramedic/medical care provider
- basic record keeping
Trauma Related emergencies.
- recognition and initial care of injuries to bones, joints, tendons and ligaments
- recognition and initial care of burns and scalds
- recognition and initial care of other trauma related injuries
- skeletal stabilisation
If this training course is of interest, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or on [UK +44] 0800 242 5210.