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Unit
Unit Reference Number
D/504/6101
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
First Aid Essentials
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
10
Unit Credit Value
1
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
1.3 Health and Social Care
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

This unit must be assessed in accordance with the Skills for Health document Skills for Health First Aid Assessment Principles.

Simulation is allowed for this unit.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider

1.1

Identify the role and responsibilities of a first aider.

1.2Identify how to minimise the risk of infection to self and others.
1.3Identify the need for establishing consent to provide first aid.
1.4Identify the first aid equipment that should be available.
1.5Describe the safe use of first aid equipment.
2

Be able to assess an incident

2.1Conduct a scene survey.
2.2Conduct a primary survey of a casualty.
2.3Give examples of when to call for help.
3

Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is breathing normally

3.1Assess a casualty's level of consciousness.
3.2Open a casualty's airway and check breathing.
3.3Identify when to place an unconscious casualty into the recovery position.
3.4Place an unresponsive casualty in the recovery position.
3.5Manage a casualty who is in seizure.
4

Be able to manage an unresponsive casualty who is not breathing normally

4.1Recognise the need to commence Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation.
4.2Demonstrate Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation using a manikin.
4.3Identify the accepted modifications to Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation for children.
5

Be able to recognise and assist a casualty who is chocking

5.1

Describe how to identify a casualty with a

  • Partially blocked airway
  • Completely Blocked airway
5.2Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking.
6

Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding

6.1Identify the types of external bleeding.
6.2Control external bleeding.
7

Be able to manage a casualty who is in shock

7.1Recognise shock.
7.2Administer first aid to a casualty who is in shock.
8

Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury

8.1Administer first aid to a casualty with small cuts, grazes and bruises.
8.2Administer first aid to a casualty with minor burns and scalds.
8.3Administer first aid to a casualty with small splinters.
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