Training Courses

Workplace First Aid

Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

Course Details

Duration: 4 hours

Certification St John Ambulance (NI) certificate of competence, valid for one year

About the course

This four hour course gives people the confidence to act quickly and effectively in an emergency when use of a defibrillator is required.

A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. A person's chance of survival falls by about 10% for each minute that passes without defibrillation.

The risk of death can be reduced if a defibrillator is available in the workplace and it is known how to use it. If you already have a defibrillator, it's important that your employees know where it is.

Who is it for?

Once an AED is installed in your workplace, we highly recommend you train personnel in its usage.

This course teaches the essential skills that an AED operator needs and gives students the confidence to know what to do in an emergency.

Defibrillators are very simple to operate and no previous training is required to attend this course. No previous first aid knowledge is needed to attend an AED course.

What will you learn?

  • The role of the first aider
  • Chest pains
  • Defibrillating a casualty
  • Primary survey
  • Unresponsive casualty
  • Managing an emergency
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Resuscitation (CPR)

Assessment and Certification

Continuous observation by the trainer. Delegates receive a St John Ambulance (NI) certificate of competence, valid for one year.

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Anaphylaxis First Aid

Course Details

Duration: 3 hours

Certification St John Ambulance (NI) certificate of competence, valid for three years

About the Course

This is a three hour course which covers prevention, recognition and treatment of severe allergic reaction including the use of auto-injectors and CPR.

Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) can kill without immediate first aid. The UK is one of the top countries in the world for incidence of allergies.

Anaphylaxis is the most severe form of allergic reaction. Common causes are insect stings, foods and some medication. It is life threatening and requires immediate first aid (an auto-injector) and emergency medical assistance.

This course is approved by Allergy UK for anyone who needs training in how and when to use an auto-injector in the treatment of anaphylaxis.

First aiders in the workplace are not allowed to administer a casualty’s medication without specific training, although they may assist a casualty to take their own medication.

Who is it for?

Those who provide childcare and workplace first aiders who have to deal with those prone to anaphylaxis should also attend.

What will you learn?

  • Understanding and recognising allergic reaction
  • Communication and casualty care
  • Primary survey
  • Unresponsive casualty
  • Auto-injector
  • Role of the first aider
  • Resuscitation (CPR all ages)

Assessment and Certification

Continuous observation by the trainer. Delegates receive a St John Ambulance (NI) certificate of competence, valid for three years.

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Healthcare Workplace Resuscitation

Course Details

Duration: 2 hours

Certification St John Ambulance (NI) certificate of competence, valid for three years

About the Course

This short two hour resuscitation course is essential for all state registered healthcare professionals and others working in a healthcare setting.

Who is it for?

All healthcare professionals should be proficient in resuscitating patients and must attend training every three years. Those with a duty to respond to paediatric emergencies must be trained in a specific protocol for children and infants. Non-healthcare professionals working in a healthcare setting should also be proficient in performing CPR.

What will you learn?

  • Communication and casualty care
  • Resuscitation (adult and, where applicable, child and infant)
  • Primary survey
  • Unresponsive casualty (adult and, where applicable, child and infant)

Assessment and Certification

Continuous observation by trainer. Delegates receive a St John Ambulance (NI) certificate of competence, valid for three years.

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