Awards First Aid course
The Irish Red Cross Awards First Aid course can be delivered to a range of audiences including people with intellectual disabilities. The Awards First Aid course is adapted for delivery according to each group’s needs, training developed in conjunction with Special Olympics Ireland. Upon completion of this course, each participant will receive an Awards First Aid pin and certificate. The course can be delivered over a number of weeks to groups within your community. The course has been delivered to a number of special needs schools and groups.
Calling for help
What to do when you have a nose bleed
Putting someone on the recovery position
Dealing with burns, minor cuts and wounds
What to if someone is choking or needs CPR
The Awards First Aid training is adapted for delivery according to each group’s needs. Upon completion of this course, each participant will receive an Awards First Aid pin. The course can be delivered over a number of weeks to groups within your community.
Psychological First Aid
The training will prepare Red Cross staff, volunteers and the public to apply psychological first aid (PFA) to various vulnerable groups in the aftermath of a crisis event.
Training is designed for Red Cross volunteers or the public who may encounter a situation where someone is in psychological distress.
• What PFA is and is not
• Place of PFA in overall response
• Action principles: Prepare, look, listen and link
• Good communication skills
• People who likely need special attention
• Adopting PFA to the local context
Therapeutic Hand Care Practitioner Training Course
The Irish Red Cross therapeutic hand care practitioner course can be completed over a full day training session or two half-day sessions. This course teaches participants the knowledge for proper nail care, recognise nail and skin disorders or diseases, the techniques to provide nail care, full arm, and hand massage procedure in the therapeutic care service. Groups that have availed of the training include local nursing homes, family carers, MS Ireland, Alzheimer’s society Ireland and Irish Wheelchair Association.
Introduction to Therapeutic Care Service
Structure of the Nail
Nail Disorders and Diseases
Skin Disorders and Diseases
Contra indications and Special Care
Practical Hand Care procedure
Arm and Hand Massage
Uniform and equipment
Personal Grooming and Hygiene
Taking the next step
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