Our First Aid course focuses on what we can do before the ambulance arrives and also teaches you to assess the type and degree of care needed. In Sweden, the median time for an ambulance to arrive at the scene is 11 minutes. How this time is spent is critical for decreasing suffering, preventing injuries from becoming worse, and saving lives.
Through our First Aid course, we teach how to recognize the symptoms of specific illnesses and injuries in order to prevent further injury and save lives, and we do so in a dedicated and creative way. We cover the internationally established, evidence-based guidelines issued by the ERC (European Resuscitation Council) and the Swedish Resuscitation Council, such asS-ABCDE and FAST.

What is S-ABCDE?

S-ABCDE is a mnemonic rule for how we should think, act, and prioritize in an emergency situation or when someone is ill.
S–for ‘Safety’: Assess whether there are any dangers in our surroundings. What has happened? The person affected should only be moved if there is danger to them ortothe person trying to help.
A–for ‘Airway’: Check if the person’s airway is free. Are there any foreign objects, blood, mucus, or teeth obstructing the airway?
B–for ‘Breathing’: Checkif they are breathing normally. If they are not breathing normally or not at all, begin to administer CPR. If the person is unconscious but breathing normally, place them in the recovery position. If they are conscious,assess whether they have difficulty breathing and if so what may be the cause. The ‘rising up position’ is used when someone has difficulty breathing. The person sits on the floor with slightly bent knees and leans against someone or a wall.

C–for ‘Circulation’: Check for signs of a circulatory disturbance, which may include the person feeling dizzy, having a high pulse and quick, shallow breathing, looking pale,and feeling cold. Check for signs of internal or external bleeding. We apply pressure to a visible wound or cut using a pressure bandage or a tourniquet. Signs of internal bleeding can be pain, a blueish tinge to the skin, paleness, or dizziness. If the person has these symptoms, we should have them lie down and keep them warm using a blanket or whatever we have to hand. This is how you prevent circulatory disturbance.

D–for ’Disability’: Assess the person’slevel of consciousness by checking if they respond to when spoken to and if they are disoriented regarding time and place. Perform a FAST assessment (see below). Is the person in pain, and if so, what kind of pain and where is it located?

E–for ’Exposure’: Check the person’s body for other injuries using your hands. Is the temperature of the surrounding environment high or low? Minimize heat loss.

What is FAST short for?

FAST is an abbreviation used to help us to remember how to recognize symptoms that may occur in connection with a stroke.

F–for ‘Face’: Ask the person to smile. Are there any signs that one side of their mouth is drooping?

A–for ‘Arms’: Can the person lift up and hold out both of their arms in front of them for 10 seconds?

S–for ‘Speech’: Ask the person to repeat a sentence. Do they slur when they talk?

T–for ‘Time’: If the person has suffered a stroke, every second is important. Do not hesitate, call the emergency services.

The course consists of study material that should be read, an audio recording that should be listened to, and an online test that should be completed before starting the practical training part of the course.Theory and a large number of different practical scenarios are alternated in order to increase preparedness for emergency situations. By listening, reading, and acting out a scenario, the participant achieves a deeper understanding of how to act in emergency situations. Through our First Aid course, we want to increase the safety of your workplace and home. In this way, we want to help you meet the Work Environment Act’s requirements on first aid preparedness and routines in case of accidents or illness at your workplace.

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First AId course information

Number of attendees: 2-12

Duration: about 4 hours

Location: Your company

Certificate: Will be handed out

Validity: 1-2 years

Language: English or Swedish

First Aid and CPR
ERC First Aid 2021