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We are now up to standard 12, basic life support. In this section we will look at basic first aid advice for life threatening conditions ensuring that you know the dangers, keep safe and give the correct care while waiting for the emergency services to arrive. This section is not designed to prepare you for all first aid emergency’s but it will help you deal with some life threatening situations. This is a section that will need a practical module where you practice skills. If you need help in arranging this, please contact us at ProTrainings as we have a national network of instructors that can come and deliver a short practical basic life support session.

Before we start it is important to ensure that when dealing with adults, children or infants that all information about then is kept confidential and only available to those who have the right to access the information.
Anyone who is responsible for the storage of records and information must be aware of their responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1998 and, if relevant, the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Depending on your specific job role, there will be information and records that will require completing should an infant, child or adult be involved in an accident, or become ill whilst in the health and social care setting. Your employer will be able to tell you what records need to be completed and what the workplace policies and procedures are for dealing with an accident or illness .

The reason we record information in the accident book is to meet the requirements of acts and regulations and the data can:
To help identify trends in accidents or illness and be used for investigations;
To control health and safety risks in the workplace;
And be used for reference in future first aid needs assessments.

Finally, training in basic life support and first aid needs to be refreshed regularly to ensure that your skills are fresh and to ensure competency of your skills. A practical skills session needs to be arranged to meet the competency part of this care certificate standard. If you need help with this locally, please contact us at ProTrainings.