The Older Person with Dementia

This course focuses on key first aid skills in relation to older people. It provides an opportunity to learn the first aid responses to the most common accidents and situations in which older people may be involved and includes issues in relation to dementia. The course includes practical situations and is underpinned by relevant theory. 

Who should attend? 

Those wanting a basic understanding of first aid in relation to older people and who have some responsibility for care of an older person.

Course outline:
 

Basic life Support
 

Participants will be taught how to open the airway, give effective rescue breaths and perform chest compressions for an adult casualty. All students will be given the opportunity to practice their skills on a resuscitation manikin.

Unconscious casualty
 

Examination of an unconscious casualty, including placing an unconscious casualty in the recovery position.

Choking
 

Participants will learn how to deal with mild and severe choking.

Control of Bleeding
 

Participants will be taught how to recognise significant blood loss and how to manage a wound and bleeding.

Falls
 

Discover the main reasons why older people fall in the home and how to manage a person who has fallen.

Respond to the needs of older casualties with major illnesses and injuries:

• Burns and scalds
• Fractures (i.e. neck of femur)
• Hypothermia
• Strokes
• Cardiac illnesses

Dementia

Discover what dementia is and what it means when treating an older person with dementia.

Additional modules
• 
Protection of Vulnerable Adults
• Tissue viability
• Other mental health issues 

Duration: Approximately 7 or 14 hours

Assessment and certification:  

This course is continually assessed. Students receive a certificate of attendance that is valid for 3 years. 

Contact Us

ul. Wesoła 19/3 (str.)
25-305 Kielce Poland

phone: +48 413308800

mobile: +48 535606014

office@college-med.pl

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