First Aid Awareness

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Introduction

This course is designed to give you a basic overview of first aid essentials. It will cover situations that you as a driver or rider trainer may encounter out on the road, during your lessons and in your personal lives. 

The course will give guidance on how to deal with certain types of injuries and emergencies, all of which has been referenced from approved sources such as The Official Highway Code and The Official DVSA Guide to Driving the essential skills as well as the Red Cross and St John Ambulance.  

What you’ll learn:
  • The benefits of having basic first aid awareness training
  • Why every driver and rider trainer should have first aid training
  • What you might encounter with your pupils and other road users
  • On-road scenarios and how you can be better prepared
  • Facts and figures overview

Nothing beats hands-on experience. We would recommend that, as well as completing this online course, you attend an accredited classroom training course. You should then feel prepared and confident to deliver effective first aid. 

ICE 

Most of today’s smartphones will have an ICE (In case of emergency) feature. This will allow you to add emergency contacts and important medical information to your phone’s lock screen.  

iPhone – How to set up:

  • Open the Health app on your phone
  • Select the Medical ID tab then edit
  • Make sure the ‘Show when locked’ slider is green
  • Fill in various fields leaving those which are not relevant to you
  • In ‘Emergency Contacts’ create a new contact and add their relationship to you. You will need to have the contact already saved in your phone

Android – How to set up: 

  • Open the settings app
  • Go to users and settings then emergency information
  • Tap edit information and then enter your medical information
  • In emergency contact tap add contact and add a person for your contacts list

There are no quizzes or assessments attached to this course. 

COVID-19:

For all updates and advice on COVID-19 please visit the driving.org website. 

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