What Do Online First Aid Training Courses Provide?
As should be expected, the traditional course will often use physical methods whereas the online one will rely on digital and visual alternatives. But with that being said, online courses are often an excellent way to introduce people to the concept of providing first aid when necessary, or preparing them to take their education further.
There are several different types of online course and in most cases they last for under an hour. They can be booked at about a fifth of the total price of a regular course, although it’s worth noting that this will depend on the training provider and the extensiveness of the course itself
What are the benefits of online training for first aid
There are several advantages to training online; from being able to do so in a group at a cost per person, right through to minimising the need to have to travel to a facility to take part. The most common types of online courses include the Introduction to First Aid (shortened to IFA) which takes roughly an hour to complete. This course can be an effective way to introduce staff to the processes involved in providing first aid emergency care, as well as teaching them when to do so.
Another popular course relates to defibrillator awareness; or understanding how and when to use a defibrillation tool. The course will cover many aspects of the use of the device including where to connect it, how to apply it to a person and how to avoid risk of injury. All online courses will either be undertaken in real time and with an expertly qualified trainer, or via pre-recorded activities.
Can these first aid courses really train you or your staff?
It’s important to consider that as effective as these courses can be; they are typically used as a step into the field of medical assistance and support. Although beneficial – many experts consider them to be suitable for use as workplace inductions, or introductory sessions. Once completed, confirmation of undertaking will be provided and the individual can then choose to use this confirmation to provide support when required; or take their education to the next level (often via a physical course whereby they can improve their skills).