First aid and actions
First aid is the action that aims to save a person's life until emergency medical services arrive. It prevents further exposure of the victim to danger and the development of serious complications. It is effective when given immediately or as soon as possible after the incident. First aid can be given to an injured person by anyone who is nearby at the time. This skill is basic and also very important. In an emergency it can save lives. When administering first aid, the following steps should be taken: assess the situation and ensure that it is safe to do so; determine whether the victim is conscious; restore airway patency and determine vital signs; call an ambulance or other special services; start CPR; examine the victim closely and take appropriate action in case of bleeding, trauma, poisoning or other life-threatening conditions; place the victim in the side-lying position; continuously monitor the victim's condition and provide psychological support.
Workplace and first aid
The admission of a person to work is associated with a number of obligations that employers must fulfil in order to ensure that the work is safe in all respects. According to the Labour Code, every employer in a workplace is required to provide a first aid kit and a person from among the employees who would be responsible for providing first aid. According to the regulations, the employer is obliged to provide all first aid, fire fighting and evacuation measures and to guarantee contact with fire protection and emergency medical services and with external services that are specifically specialised in first aid. It is important that every workplace has a person who is suitably qualified to provide first aid. One should have the necessary skills to respond adequately to various life and health emergencies, such as bleeding, fracture, fainting, burns, frostbite or any other type of injury that may occur in the workplace. Also, knowledge of CPR, artificial respiration or the safe side position is crucial when saving lives. The necessary knowledge and skills can be acquired in first aid training courses run by our company. We offer first aid courses that will demonstrate first aid in both theory and practice. The skills acquired in the classes will enable you to discharge your responsibilities in terms of the need to provide first aid.
First aid training
Our courses are perfect for when you need to train your employees. ERGON Personnel Training Center offers professional training in "Life and Health First Aid". We have many years of experience and our instructors are available to students throughout the course. . Our training staff are suitably qualified to provide thorough training. A feature of our qualification courses is their flexibility, which provides the opportunity to adapt them to specific training needs. It is possible to choose a convenient date. We have fully equipped training rooms, CPR manikins, training equipment and other accessories at the students' disposal to ensure effective training. Our branches are located in several large Polish cities: in Warsaw, Krakow, Bielsko-Biała and also in Katowice. The courses we offer consist of two parts: theoretical and practical.
In the theoretical part, the following topics are discussed:
- Legal aspects in first aid.
- Evacuation of affected persons.
- Emergency numbers and how to properly call and notify the emergency services.
- Securing the accident scene.
- Activities required in the dressing of various types of injuries such as:
- Foreign body in a wound;
- Trauma to the head, abdomen or chest;
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, how to perform cardiac massage and artificial respiration in adults as well as children.
- Assessment of vital functions in casualties.
- Actions needed in life and health emergencies such as:
- Epilepsy attack;
- Myocardial infarction;
- Electrocution or lightning.
The practical part includes:
- Criteria for selection and evacuation of casualties.
- Exercises in placing a casualty in the lateral safety position.
- Principles of cardiopulmonary resuscitation - cardiac massage and artificial respiration.
- Rules of action with a victim involved in a traffic accident.
- Behavioural criteria for suspected spinal injury.
- Management of life-threatening situations, such as:
- Electrocution or lightning;
Forms of first aid training available to you
'Life and health first aid' training is available in two forms:
|Open||They are available to anyone interested, including those who want to gain skills and knowledge on a particular subject themselves.|
|Closed||They are dedicated to groups that have been organised by employers or institutions|
Where can you find us?
We would like to invite you to "First Aid" training courses at ERGON. These are classes that are permanently on offer. Our branches are located all over the country. In Warsaw, Krakow, Bielsko-Biała and also in Katowice. The availability of dates in specific cities is listed on our website. For closed courses, we are able to travel and conduct them anywhere in Poland. Just call us and ask about available dates. The price is set individually depending on the number of people, for larger groups there is the possibility of discounts.
You are more than welcome to sign up and participate in our training courses!!!