First Aid at Work Level 3 (VTQ) – FAW Curriculum Includes:

Unit 1: Emergency First Aid in the Workplace (credit can be given in some cases if already completed recently)

  1. Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider 
  • 1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider
  • 1.2 Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others
  • 1.3 Identify the need for consent to provide first aid
  1. Be able to assess an incident 
  • 2.1 Conduct a scene survey
  • 2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a casualty
  • 2.3 Summon appropriate assistance when necessary
  1. Be able to provide first aid to an unresponsive casualty 
  • 3.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • 3.2 Demonstrate CPR using a manikin
  • 3.3 Justify when to place a casualty into the recovery position
  • 3.4 Demonstrate how to place a casualty into the recovery position
  • 3.5 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure
  1. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking 
  • 4.1 Identify when choking is: – mild-severe
  • 4.2 Demonstrate how to administer first aid to a casualty who is choking
  1. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding 
  • 5.1 Identify the severity of external bleeding
  • 5.2 Demonstrate control of external bleeding
  1. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock 
  • 6.1 Recognise a casualty who is suffering from shock
    6.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock
  1. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries 
  • 7.1 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with: – small cuts – grazes – bruises – small splinters
  • 7.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds

Unit 2: Recognition and Management of Illness and Injury in the Workplace

  1. Be able to conduct a secondary survey
  • 1.1 Identify the information to be collected when gathering a casualty history
  • 1.2 Demonstrate how to conduct a head to toe survey
  1. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • 2.1 Recognise suspected fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains
  • 2.2 Identify how to administer first aid for fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains
  • 2.3 Demonstrate how to apply a support sling and an elevated sling
  1. Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
  • 3.1 Recognise a suspected head injury and spinal injury
  • 3.2 Identify how to administer first aid for a suspected head injury
  • 3.3 Demonstrate how to administer first aid for a suspected spinal injury
  1. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected chest injury
  • 4.1 Recognise a suspected: Flail chest / penetrating chest injury
  • 4.2 Identify how to administer first aid for a Flail chest / penetrating chest injury
  1. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with burns and scolds
  • 5.1 Identify the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds
  • 5.2 Identify how to administer first aid for burns involving: dry heat/wet heat/electricity/chemicals
  1. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with an eye injury
  • 6.1 Identify how to administer first aid for eye injuries involving: Dust/chemicals/embedded objects
  1. Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with sudden poisoning
  • 7.1 Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body
  • 7.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty affected by sudden poisoning
  • 7.3 Identify sources of information for treating those affected by sudden poisoning

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