Our first training course for members on Emergency First Aid at Work was held on 22nd January 2017. It covered the roles and responsibilities of a first aider, the legal requirements, the importance of accurate incident reporting, first aid equipment and its safe use, and management of an unconscious casualty, a casualty who is not breathing properly, choking, has a bleeding injury and who is in shock. For full information on the course programme, please click here
This course was very well received by members who attended, as the two evaluations below testify:
"The day was conducted by one course tutor. There were approximately 12 participants from about 8 Memory Cafes. The agenda for the day was full, and the components of the training were set out clearly for us at the outset. It was obvious that we were going to work hard and have our memories tested, but we were reassured that all key messages would be repeated and emphasised. The day was well-balanced; the information was delivered through Powerpoint, with plenty of visual illustration, and broken up with discussion. Video clips of emergency situations enabled us to make observations and to suggest appropriate responses. The Course tutor followed this up with extremely clear explanations. Later in the day, we had a lot of fun putting the training into practice, as we ‘treated’ one another in imaginary emergency situations, including use of CPR and employing a defibrillator. Our attention and understanding was checked at the end of the day through a multiple-choice questionnaire. We took away useful handbooks and prompt sheets, to reinforce our new learning. In addition, we all took away ideas of how to improve our practices in our own Memory Cafe situations. A thoroughly useful and enjoyable day. We are looking forward to our next training opportunities.” Sue Whitell, Colyton Memory Cafe
"The relaxed coffee at the start of the day at the Cockhaven Arms, Bishopsteignton was a great start to an extremely well run and educational day. The personable and confident instructor guided us through the First Aid training covering the role of a First aider to practical exercises in resuscitation, how to deal with blood loss and broken bones. Information on First Aid kits, emergency service numbers and informal chats with the other participants on the course was all extremely valuable. The afternoon concluded with a short test on our learning - thankfully the certificate for QA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF) turned up a week later!"Sylvia Wainwright Colyton Memory Cafe
Full details of further courses open to members will be published on this website shortly.