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CODE DGP0904

 
TITLE First Aid

 
LEVEL 00 - Mod Pre-Tert, Foundation, Proficiency & DegreePlus

 
ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

 
DEPARTMENT Degree Plus Programme

 
DESCRIPTION Session 1:
• Welcome, safety and comfort
• Course objective and methodology
• The task of a First Aider
• Incident Management
• Casualty Management

Session 2:
• Primary Survey
• Recovery Position
• Secondary Survey – Head to Toe

Session 3:
• Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
• Modification Child/Baby

Session 4:
• Shock (circulation)
• External Bleeding
• Dressings and Bandages

Session 5:
• Disorders of the Airway and Breathing
• Heat Exhaustion, Heatstroke

Session 6:
• Fainting, Heart Attack, Anaphylactic Shock
• Internal Bleeding
• Amputations

Session 7:
• Minor and Major Epileptic Fits
• Stroke
• Hypoglycaemia
• Poisoning
• Burns and Scalds
• Electrical Shock
• Introduction and practice of Arm Sling

Session 8:
• Injuries to the Muscles, Joints and Bones
• Jaw thrust for Spinal Injuries
• Bandages Practice
• CPR Practice

Unit Material:
Appropriate unit material will be provided by the tutor during the sessions.

Assessment:
A certificate of attendance and of satisfactory completion of the unit will be provided at the end of the semester. Students will sit for an exam at the end of the course to obtain a Certified First Aid Certificate and First Aid Card.

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES This unit may not be offered if there are an insufficient number of applicants.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Practical

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

 
LECTURER/S Joseph Noel Grima (Co-ord.)

 
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Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2017/8, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.
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