Family first aid course

This course is for families to learn first aid together. It provides your family with the skills to help each other in an emergency or when general accidents happen around the house. This course does not include resuscitation.

Who should attend?

This course is for families.

St John Ambulance welcomes young people from the age of 12 onto all our community first aid courses. If under the age of 16, you must attend with a responsible adult member of the family or guardian (two young people per adult).

What you will learn?

The course covers how to deal with a casualty of any age and with any potential risk situation.

Course content

In addition to the Basic first aid course content you will also learn:

  • Treatment of asthma, head injuries, chest pains and shock.
  • Treatment of severe bleeding and severe burns.
  • Recognition and treatment for meningitis, poisons, seizures and stroke.
  • Bone, muscle and joint injuries.

Course duration

Six hours.

Assessment and certification

Continuous assessment by trainer.

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