Boost your First Aid skills with the experts

Experts at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are running a series of First Aid courses in 2018 that are open to the public.

Registered with the First Aid Industry Body (FAIB), the one-day courses, costing £50 per person, will run from 9am-4pm with dates in April, June and October next year.

Taking place at Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s award winning Simulation and Skills Centre candidates will, upon completion of the course, be able to better understand the role of the first aider and learn skills such as administering CPR and how to give first aid to casualties who are choking, wounded, bleeding or suffering from shock.

They will also understand the importance of preventing cross infection while providing appropriate assistance for minor injuries.

Attendees will be more confident in assessing situations and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency.

Clare Lloyd-Walden from the Simulation and Skills Centre at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the general public to develop skills and knowledge and to be able to recognise the importance of emergency first aid especially in the current climate.

“The course is taught by the medical education team who are all senior registered Nurses, utilising recognised, simulated scenarios and state of the art CPR manikins.’’

The courses are being run on April 12, June 19 and October 3, 2018.

For more information, or to register your interest, email Clinical Skills at enquiries.clinicalskills@bfwhospitals.nhs.uk or call 01253 953 223.