Essential First Aid Relating to Forest Schools, covering a wide range of possible emergency situations.
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This course is designed for Forest Schools to teach basic first aid skills over two days meeting the guidelines of Forest Schools. 

This qualification is available as a ProTrainings qualification and you can also request an Endorsed certificate from TQUK if required for an extra charge.  The course is the same for both certificates.

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Units of assessment Unit one title Emergency First aid in a forest school setting 

1 Understand the role and responsibilities of the forest school first aider 

  • 1.1 Identify the role and responsibilities of a forest school 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 

2 Be able to manage an incident in an outdoor setting 

  • 2.1 Conduct a scene survey 
  • 2.2 Conduct a primary survey of a paediatric casualty 
  • 2.3 Conduct a primary survey of an adult casualty 
  • 2.4 Protect a casualty from environmental factors 
  • 2.5 Summon appropriate assistance when necessary 
  • 2.6 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty at risk of hypothermia 

3 Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is unresponsive and breathing normally 

  • 3.1 Justify when to place a casualty into the recovery position 
  • 3.2 Place an infant in the recovery position 
  • 3.3 Place an adult or child in the recovery position 
  • 3.4 Continually monitor a casualty whilst they are in the recovery position 
  • 3.5 Administer first aid to a casualty who is experiencing a seizure 

4 Be able to provide first aid to a casualty who is unresponsive and not breathing normally 

  • 4.1 Identify when to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
  • 4.2 Demonstrate CPR on a paediatric casualty using a manikin 
  • 4.3 Demonstrate CPR on an adult casualty using a manikin 
  • 4.4 Demonstrate the use of an AED 
  • 4.5 Outline modifications of CPR in relation to: Drowning, Avalanche, Lightning strike and Remote from immediate help 

5 Be able to provide first aid to a casualty that is choking 

  • 5.1 Identify when choking is Mild or Severe 
  • 5.2 Administer first aid for an infant that is choking 
  • 5.3 Demonstrate the treatment for an adult or child who is choking 

6 Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding 

  • 6.1 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with a minor wound 
  • 6.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds 
  • 6.3 Identify the severity of external bleeding 
  • 6.4 Demonstrate the control of external bleeding 

7 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is in shock 

  • 7.1 Recognise a casualty who is suffering from shock 
  • 7.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock 

8 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty affected by immersion in water 

  • 8.1 Outline how to administer first aid to a casualty who has been immersed in water 

Unit two Recognition and management of illness and injury in a forest school setting 

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 

2 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected injuries to bones, muscles and joints 

  • 2.1 Describe types of fractures 
  • 2.2 Recognise suspected: Fractures, dislocations, Sprains and strain 
  • 2.3 Identify how to Administer first aid for suspected, Fractures, dislocations, Sprains and strains 

3 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected head, neck or back injuries 

  • 3.1 Recognise a suspected major injury 
  • 3.2 Identify how to administer first aid for a suspected major Injury. 
  • 3.3 Demonstrate how to perform a log roll 

4 Understand how to administer first aid to a casualty with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose 

  • 4.1 Outline how to administer first aid for an infant or child with a foreign body in the: Eye, Ear, Nose 
  • 4.2 Outline how to administer first aid for an infant or child with an eye injury 

5 Know how to administer first aid to a casualty with a suspected major illness 

  • 5.1 Recognise suspected: Allergic reaction, Asthma attack, Diabetic emergency, Febrile convulsion, Heart attack, Stroke and Meningitis 
  • 5.2 Identify how to administer first aid to a casualty suffering from suspected: Allergic reaction, Asthma attack, Diabetic emergency, Febrile convulsion, Heart attack, Stroke and Meningitis 

6 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty who is experiencing the effects of heat or cold 

  • 6.1 Outline how to recognise a casualty who has been affected by heat and cold 
  • 6.2 Outline how to manage a casualty who has been affected by heat and cold 

7 Understand how to administer first aid to a casualty who has sustained an electric shock 

  • 7.1 Outline how to safely manage an incident involving electricity 
  • 7.2 Identify how to administer first aid for electric shock incidents 

8 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty with burns and scalds 

  • 8.1 Recognise the factors that affect the severity of burns and scalds 
  • 8.2 Administer first aid for burns and scalds 

9 Understand how to administer first aid to an infant and a child who have been poisoned 

  • 9.1 Identify the routes that poisons can take to enter the body 
  • 9.2 Identify how to administer first aid for sudden poisoning 

10 Know how to provide first aid to a casualty suffering from an anaphylactic reaction 

  • 10.1 Identify common triggers for anaphylaxis 
  • 10.2 Recognise suspected anaphylaxis 
  • 10.3 Identify how to administer first aid for an anaphylactic reaction
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