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Course description

Remote Locations First AidFirst Aid on Remote Locations is designed for production teams working away from the office or studio. Whether filming or recording, this course is aimed at groups who will experience a delay in accessing medical care for a colleague injured or taken ill.

The core learning outcomes in First Aid on Remote Locations training are:

(The course can be adapted, but the core syllabus meets [and exceeds] the HSE’s requirements for workplace first aid)

  • Outline the SAFE approach Perform, in a simulated setting, basic life support on an adult
  • Perform, in a simulated setting, basic life support on a child/infant
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of a pocket mask
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, management of choking
  • Place a casualty in the recovery position
  • Outline the management of a casualty with chest pain
  • State the management steps for a casualty who has fainted
  • Outline the management of a casualty who is convulsing
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of direct pressure to control bleeding
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of elevation to control bleeding
  • Outline the management of burns
  • Outline the management of scalds
  • Discuss the recognition of shock
  • State the management steps for shock
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, initial management of suspected fractures
  • Discuss recognition and management of common major illness.
  • List contents of available first aid kits
  • Outline the importance of taking a history from the patient
  • Discuss the importance of gathering information on the mechanism of injury
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, examination of the patient to current CABC protocols
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of indirect pressure to control bleeding
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of windlass/tourniquets to control bleeding
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, use of haemostatic dressings to control bleeding
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, management of head injuries
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, manual management of spinal injuries
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, management of chest injuries
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, management of abdominal injuries
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, simple management of suspected pelvic injuries
  • Outline management of soft tissues injuries such as sprains and strains
  • Discuss the identification and treatment of eye injuries including irrigation
  • Outline the management of an asthma attack
  • State the management of near drowning
  • Discuss identification and management of a suspected Stroke [CVA]
  • Discuss identification of imbalances in the sugar levels
  • Outline the management of suspected poisoning
  • Discuss the identification of hypothermia
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, management of a casualty with hypothermia
  • Discuss the identification of heat injury such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, management of a casualty with a heat injury
  • Outline the identification of anaphylactic shock
  • Discuss the management of anaphylactic shock
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, immobilisation of suspected fractures
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, movement of a casualty
  • Discuss the requirements of prolonged medical care in the field
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, taking observations of the casualty ie pulse rate
  • Demonstrate loading a casualty into a vehicle for evacuation to medical care
  • Discuss ongoing care whilst in a vehicle
  • Demonstrate, in a simulated setting, care of a casualty in a road traffic collision
  • Demonstrate treatment of a minor wound such as a laceration using equipment from the first aid kit.
  • Discuss simple treatment of common travel related aliments such as travellers diarrhoea using items from issued first aid kits
  • Outline typical fluid intake requirements
  • Discuss simple first aid treatments of bites and stings likely to be encountered
  • Demonstrate maintenance of simple records of treatment given.

This first aid on remote locations course is highly practical and reflects our #trainforreal and “first aid is a contact sport” mantras. Delegates are faced with scenarios involving casualty simulation including fake blood.

Date of course - 2019 dates coming soon (fully residential and included in the cost)

Cost of course (including accommodation) - BECTU members £150, associate members (eg GTC, IAWF) £175, non members £200 (this course is part-funded through the Creative Skillset TV Skills committee)

** To be eligible for Creative Skillset TV Skills funding you need to be working, or striving to work, in the TV industry.

Page last updated 10 October 2019

 

Location

This course is three days of residential training in Easthampton Park  http://eastpark.co.uk/ the cost includes three days tuition and two nights B&B accommodation.

Duration

3-days

Qualification

Basic & Advanced First Aid approved by HSE and BBC renewable in 3 years.

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