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GFA FIRST AID COURSE / Train the
Global First Aid Aims
to educate ordinary people in life-saving skills key to their
to encourage those to teach others with our support, to develop sustained training programs for those most vulnerable & in need throughout the world
Teaching First Aid
Here are some teaching tips to help you pass the first aid knowledge you have learned to others.
We suggest you teach no more than 12 students at one time.
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Abraham Maslow an American psychologist famously wrote a paper in 1943 on the "Theory
of Human Motivation
".He stressed the importance of focusing on the positive
We can use this theory while teaching which will help us create confident first aiders
We use language that promotes self respect, status, recognition & high self esteem for our students. We create a moral code through our aim to teach life saving skills to others
.ESTEEMConfidence, respect. We act professionally & respect our students & other organisations . We aim to build confidence in our students
e include ALL students of all abilities, asking those in the class who have the most experience to help those who may need more help. We make sure ALL students have hands on practice.
We decide where the students will meet in the event of an emergency, taking our registration form so we can find out who is missing.
PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDSAt the start of our courses we inform students when they can have a break to be able to eat & drink.
You may wish to ask students to bring food & water to the course.
Importance of Language
Use motivating language such as “you CAN do this”.
Give praise to encourage students such as “that was VERY good. If you did it faster next time that would be excellent”. 8Slide9
A clean & smart appearance gives the impression of a professional instructor.
AttitudeAppear confident & knowledgeable. Know your subject.
Include ALL students equally
10% 50% 90%Slide11
Aim for your students to get as much “hands on” practice of first aid
In a group of 12
Choose x4 students as casualty's with an arm wound. Choose 4 students as first aiders who will treat the casualty at the same time. Watch
each one and give feedback that every student can hear and see
Choose 4 students as bystanders. Ask
the bystanders what the casualty’s did that was good & what could be improved
Keep rotating so all first aiders get to treat a wound.
Saying something wrong
If you say something wrong, acknowledge it, they may write it down.
Questions you haven’t taught
If they ask a question about something you have not taught them yet Tell them they are going to learn that in the next part of the lesson.
This helps you keep to the correct order.
Don’t know the answer
If you don’t know the answer to a question
a good point, I will find out & get back to
make something up. You will loose your credibility & they won’t believe anything else you say
you forget what to say repeat your last
sentence. Be honest, “What
was I saying
them something to
One student answering all the questions
If one person keeps answering all the questions, put your hand up & out to them & look at someone else.
If someone is talking, stop, look at them, then carry on as normal
Use names i.e. John what would you do if? The next person will sit up & wait for their name to be
address someone individually (by their name) if they are not keeping
people know you don’t miss a thing e.g. ‘I saw how
did that bandage
Personal stories ‘I remember
Get candidates to do a scenario/roll playSlide15
Leave the room once you have finished your preparation.
Enter the room with confidence
early it relaxes everyone.
Don’t start speaking until you’re ready. Pause for a moment & allow the group to focus on you. Step forward when you are ready
at the audience to establish eye contact.
Don’t rush the first part.
Have your first few sentences of chat or simply start & the rest will follow.
Control hands, take a deep breath, relax, smile
Regulate your breathing
Take 1 or 2 minutes to get settled & sort things out before you begin to talk
Relax your face & neck muscles
Use eye contact
Control your hands
Start on timeSlide17
Global First Aid
Ask your students to complete the
REGISTRATION FORMRead the “Personal Plea” & Introduce yourself telling your students your name & your experience of first aid.Tell them where to meet in the event of an
Emergency & that you will use the registration form to register who is missing.
Tell them the start, finish & break times of your course. & where the location
Tell students it is a physical course & anyone who has injuries may decide not to do the practical tasks
Quiz students on what they have learned
Students to complete EVALUATION FORM
Give out handouts/certificates if possible. Or tell students
download them from
Email or post REGISTRATION & EVALUATION form
GLOBAL FIRST AID
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