Annual Skills Update (ASU) Course (1/2 day)
The Annual Skills Update (ASU) is a short, 1/2 day course designed for existing first aiders and emergency first aiders to give them an annual update on their practical first aid skills. It is not a stand-alone first aid course and covers Basic Life Support (BLS) assessment, bandaging techniques, and shock.
Syllabus for this 1/2 day course includes;
- Casualty assessment
- Incident assessment
- Care of unconscious casualties (Recovery Position)
- Cardiac arrest and CPR
- Use of an Automated External Defibrillator*
- Minor wound treatment
- Major Wound Treatment
- Bandage techniques
¹. Approved Code of Practice & Guidance. Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulation 1981, L74
NB. From 1st January 2017, ALL students now receive AED training as part of this course using actual AED training devices.