First Aid for the Workplace
Every workplace should not only have a first-aid box to deal with emergencies or immediate care but it should also have trained its staff to tackle such situations. It is the responsibility of the organization to ensure the availability of first-aid arrangements. This is particularly important for those workplaces where there are more safety and health risks involved.
A needs assessment for first-aid involves deciding which first-aid equipment training is necessary for the employees, based on the nature of their work. These first aid skills are necessary for everyone because one never knows when the need may arise. Keeping this need in mind, Pak Health Consultants (PHC) designed the First Aid for the Workplace course. PHC is a leading healthcare consulting firm in Pakistan, with an aim to make a healthier Pakistan. Through our expert team, we intend to educate workplace employees about the significance of healthcare & first aid techniques which would help in saving more lives in the future.
Pakistan has to face medical emergencies due to a lack of appropriate resources and basic medical training. Numerous issues like weather hazards, poor safety protocols and ignorance of health problems cause people to land in a medical emergency, where they are on the verge of dying. Research has time and again validated that if first aid is given on spot, the patients’ lives can be saved. Waiting for help or a doctor to save the patient has not been a helpful choice in the majority of cases. To tackle this issue, we have created this First-aid for the Workplace Course to make citizens independent and help them save lives.
First Aid for the Workplace course has been designed to help participants tackle life-threatening situations or medical emergencies at their workplaces. The participants are rigorously trained, thereby enabling them to manage safety measures and tackle emergency responses.
This course offers hands-on training on how to conduct first-aid procedures with the help of certified medical professionals. It has been certified by experts from Colombia University (USA), Comprehensive Disaster Response Services (CDRS) and Shifa International Hospital (Pakistan). Moreover, there are customizable modules available, tailored to the needs and requirements.
The modules covered under the First Aid for the Workplace course are as follows:
- Patient Assessment
- Airway Management
- Shock and Resuscitation
- Trauma Emergencies
- Medical Emergencies
- Psychological Emergencies
- Special Condition Patients
- Operations and Transport
Duration & Teaching Methodology
Half-day and full-day workshops are being offered under the First Aid for the Workplace course. Half-day workshop duration concludes in 4 hours whereas full-day workshop duration is 8 hours. These workshops can also be scheduled over the weekends if preferred. The syllabus and details for each module can also be customized, based on the requirement of the organization. The participants of the course will be regularly assessed by the instructors.
The teaching approach covers the following:
- Local Context Consideration
- Role Play
- Mindset Building
- Special Needs Accommodation
The First Aid for the Workplace course informs employees about what items are essential to be maintained in a first-aid kit and how to use each one of them under what circumstances. This allows the workplace employees to manage and, if necessary, provide first-aid treatment. This course is particularly useful in situations when there is a medical emergency and medical help is unavailable at a critical moment. Thereby, this course enables employees to engage in first aid provision so as to prevent an injury from becoming worse, to promote recovery in a patient, help in relieving pain and save the life of the patient consequently.
The course can help participants know how to recover a patient back from issues like
- Adult Resuscitation (Cpr)
- Chest Pains
- Allergic Reaction
- Low Blood Sugar
- Defibrillator Prompts
- Spinal Injuries
Even without medical equipment, this course’s techniques can be used to handle a number of medical emergency issues and can be equally applied at a workplace of any nature.
Once the customized plan is prepared and agreed upon with the client, payments need to be made in advance before the workshop dates’ announcement. A minimum of 5 participants is needed for conducting a workshop, with 500 PKR per person being charged per hour. For a half-day course of 4 hours, 2000 PKR are charged per participant. For a full-day course of 8 hours, 4000 PKR are charged per participant.