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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

First Aid Courses / ECG Recording & Rhythm Recognition

First Aid Courses

First aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, and/or promote recovery. It includes initial intervention in a serious condition prior to professional medical help being available, such as performing CPR while awaiting an ambulance, as well as the complete treatment of minor conditions, such as applying a plaster to a cut. First aid is generally performed by the layperson, with many people trained in providing basic levels of first aid, and others willing to do so from acquired knowledge.

Courses available

  • One Day Adult Emergency First Aid Course (including automated external defibrillator)

This course issues a certificate of attendance. Candidates are required to update on this course every 2 years. This course is for Appointed Persons. This is the minimum level of First Aid training for the workplace, appropriate for low-risk environments or for first responders.

  • Two Day Paediatric and Adult Emergency First Aid Course (including automated external defibrillator)

This course issues a certificate attendance. Candidates are required to update on this course every 2 years. The is for Appointed Persons within a work area that deals with children. This is the minimum level of First Aid training for the workplace, appropriate for low-risk environments or for first responders.

Assessment

Continual assessment throughout course.

Cost

One Day Adult Emergency First Aid Course (including automated external defibrillator) - £60 (free to internal staff that require this training).

Two Day Paediatric and Adult Emergency First Aid Course (including automated external defibrillator) - £120 (free to internal staff that require this training).

Booking

To book on to this course please use the booking form in the 'Related Link' box to the left of this page. For all external applicant please use the application form below.

 

ECG Recording & Rhythm Recognition


Aim

To enable the participant to safely perform the practical aspects of 12 lead Electrocardiogram recording with the opportunity to develop practical skills and be assessed on the procedure using a competency based framework. To enable the participants to recognise the different rhythms which may be seen on the 12 lead ECG. 

Target Group

Registered nurses/ midwives, students and healthcare support workers with a minimum of NVQ Level 3.

Outcomes

  • Prepare the patient, self and equipment for the procedure
  • Identify the correct electrode placements
  • Perform the procedure safely as per Trust guidelines, incorporating infection control and health and safety issues
  • Discuss aftercare and potential complications
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the normal P,Q,R,S,T waves
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the timings of each part of the ECG
  • Know and understand the six question approach to rhythm recognition
  • Be able to apply the six questions to a variety of different rhythms and give each rhythm a description

Duration

1.5 hours

Facilitators

Resuscitation Services (with support from Chris Smalley)  


Booking

To book on to this course please use the booking form in the 'Related Link' box to the left of this page.

Additional Documents