Aviation First Aid

Aviation First Aid - for recurrent and initial aircrew. Train the Trainer courses available for those wishing to deliver high quality AVMED training.

On board medical emergency situations require aircrew to act decisively in order to treat an injured or ill, conscious or unconscious passenger, client or crew member. The situation can occur with or without warning that requires immediate or prolonged assessment and treatment, especially if the aircraft cannot land for a period of time.

At 35,000ft, the crew are therefore required to have an in-depth knowledge of what to do, then apply that knowledge by giving the correct treatment in a timely manner, therefore giving the casualty the best chances of survival.

Initial & Recurrent Aviation First Aid:

Our first aid training courses are delivered in line with UK CAA, EASA & UK and European Resuscitation Council Guidelines and can be delivered as part of your Initial or Recurrent mixed AOC training, or alternatively, it can be a stand alone course for pilots, cabin crew or ground support personnel.

Aviation First Aid Instructor - Train the Trainer:

We also offer Aviation First Aid Instructor courses. This first aid training course is 3 days in duration and has been designed for individuals or teams who will be delivering Aviation First Aid training courses for their own operating staff. As well a aviation first aid theoretical knowledge, our first aid training course will provide you with the practical skills to confidently perform, deliver and assess practical skill stations in adult and paediatric CPR, as well as Defibrillator training if required.

Q. What is CPR?

A. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation. CPR is the technique used when an individuals heart is not functioning effectively, or their breathing has ceased. CPR involves chest compressions and having to breathe for the casualty to maintain the circulation of oxygenated blood to the vital organs, until suitably qualified medical professionals arrive and take over.

There have been many high profile television adverts aimed at increasing the awareness of the changes contained within the UK and European 2010 Basic Life Support CPR procedures. One such popular and successful campaign by The British Heart Foundation is called Hard and Fast -Hands-Only-CPR; which starred ex professional footballer and now Hollywood movie actor, Vinnie Jones. The campaign was aimed at giving members of the public the confidence to start chest-compression-only CPR when witnessing the collapse of an individual.

Hard and Fast - Hands-Only-CPR:

The ad campaign success story courtesy of BBC: click to read more

The majority of in flight 'incidents' that flight attendants deal with throughout their flying careers, will involve an illness to a passenger/client/colleague, rather than an aircraft technical emergency requiring the evacuation of the passengers. Therefore, to enhance the knowledge and professionalism of your air crew and flight attendant careers, it's imperative that high quality first aid training becomes an integral part of your training programme.

Our extensive Aviation First Aid Instructor training courses include the following modules:

  • Instructional Techniques training
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • The principles and priorities of first aid
  • Aviation physiology
  • Minimising cross-contamination and bio-hazards
  • Port health
  • Aircraft disinfection
  • Casualty assessment
  • Adult Basic Life Support (BLS) - DR ABC
  • Paediatric Basic Life Support (BLS) - DR ABC
  • Basic Life Suport practical skill stations
  • Recovery positions
  • Defibrillation
  • Primary Survey assessment
  • Emergency medical conditions:
  • Heart attack
  • Angina
  • Shock
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Asthma
  • Choking
  • Hyperventilation
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Infantile convulsions
  • Abdominal conditions
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Sprains, strains and fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Burns
  • Barotrauma
  • Contamination of skin/eyes from aviation fluid
  • First aid kits and administrative paperwork
  • Emergency childbirth
  • Theoretical exam
  • Delegate delivery of modules and skill stations

Full certification, manual, PowerPoint and course handouts on completion of this in-depth and practical training programme.

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