First response is a minimum 6-hour programme and is delivered in a number of ways in Greater London North.
3 x 2hr online (zoom) facilitated sessions followed by a short (30-40minute) face to face validation session (popular during lock down – but fewer sessions now available)
Face to face (6-hour training course) (sometimes split over two evenings)
Face to face (half-day 4-hour training course) omitting session 3 (Major Illness) which must be done as a zoom based online session)
Topics covered in First Response: Face to face (6-hour training course)
Session 1 – Life Support
The principles of first aid and initial response (arriving at and managing an incident)
Emergency life support (recovery position and safe airway)
CPR, including technique for adults and children
Causes and treatment of unresponsiveness
Session 2 – Trauma and injury
Fractures and sprains
Session 3 – Major illness
Sepsis and meningitis
What if I have a current First Aid certificate – do I still need to do 1st Response?
Possibly not. We have provided the list of requirements of 1st Response training. If you have recently done a course which meets these requirements, (or most of them) then you simply need to offer this as evidence to your Local Training Manager (LTM) or Training Adviser. For your Local Training Manager CLICK HERE For more online information about 1st Response CLICK HERE
The syllabus has recently been adapted and now focused on conditions where prompt recognition and/or life-saving treatment is required. In addition, some conditions have been included because they occur most frequently on incident/accident reports submitted to both the Scouts and Girlguiding.
Our trainers will add some additional content not listed on the syllabus and this will be made clear to participants and will not detract from the core syllabus and training plan.
Joining Information will be emailed to you at least 24 hours before the session. Please look out for it – it may be in your spam folder!
20th Southgate Scout Group HQ, Cannon Road, N14 7HE (OR park in Conway Road N14 7BD and walk through Conway Park [3 mins])
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