An online first aid course unlike any other


Saturday 8th June 2024
09:00 - 17:00 (Lunch: 12:30 - 13:30)

First Aid is an Essential

A first aid emergency can occur at any time.  And it’s MORE LIKELY in your clinic, because you actively invite people with problems in to see you.  And there’s no guarantee that the problem is what they think it is!

The public (and sadly, the press) need to be assured that you have the skills needed to deal with potentially life-threatening emergencies.

That's why this course is for you.

This is not like other first aid training.

First off, it's taught by APM's 2 fantastic instructors - Steven Bruce and Malcolm Parnell.

Unlike other online courses, this one is LIVE and SUPERVISED.  We also send you the equipment you need in order to meet all the goals of clinic first aid - that means you get better training! (and a "Learning with Others" CPD certificate).

Class size is limited to 30, so that you get optimum supervision, all of which is achieved through the live video link.

The APM online First Aid course was excellent, delivered in a professional manner and very relevant to the clinical setting. The kit supplied was delivered weeks before the event and everything had been designed or thought of. I would definitely recommend the course and feel more confident should I need to use my newly found skills.
Deryn Parker

Registered Osteopath, Karma Hands


This course is run in much the same way as a face-to-face course, so you'll need to be present throughout. (don't worry, we do schedule breaks!)

To get your certificate, we have to assess you as competent in the key skills.
To that end, for a short period, YOU WILL NEED ANOTHER PERSON PRESENT in order to practise the recovery position.
An older child will do, but infants, toddlers, teddy bears and pets are not a suitable alternative!
Your volunteer will be needed between 12:00 and 12:30.

What's Covered?
The standard one-day syllabus taught by other providers covers CPR, unconsciousness, choking, bleeding, shock and minor injuries (yes, even "small splinters"!).

This course goes way beyond that.  Our philosophy is that you need to handle whatever crops up next.

Here's what we teach in addition to the standard, syllabus:

- Anaphylaxis
- Diabetes
- Stroke
- Heart attack
- Epilepsy
- Burns and scalds
- Spinal injuries
- Pneumothorax

What's the Qualification?
You'll get an "Emergency First Aid in the Clinic" certificate, valid for three years.

On the back of your certificate, we record all the aspects of first aid that you've covered.

Why THIS Course?
This course is tailored to clinicians and clinic staff.

The scenarios are based on REAL clinic incidents, or are put into clinical context.

You'll leave this course confident in your ability.

Most of all, this course is FUN (unlike most others!).

The Instructors
First off, there are TWO instructors - two voices, double the humour.  That makes the training much more enjoyable.

One's a former marine, now an osteopath, the other's a former paramedic. So they know their stuff!

Neither of them likes to teach "from the book" - all the topics are put into context, explained clearly.  First aid "myths" are exposed and cold-bloodedly slaughtered (the marine does that bit).

Timings and Details
A computer or tablet with a camera - this is an online course, after all! Your device will also need a microphone.

An internet connection, because we'll be delivering this through MS Teams.  You shouldn't need to download any software, but some students find it easier to interact through the MS Teams app.

A smartphone.  This is in addition to whichever device you are using to attend the course, and it's an important part of the assessment process.

Another person.  You're going to have to do some practical, so you'll need another person to assist between 12:00 and 12:30.  If they can be there at 10:15 for 15 minutes, that's a bonus, but not essential.

Time.  You will need to commit the whole day to the training.  If we can't see you through your camera, we won't be able to issue a certificate.

We'll let you have a lunchbreak, obviously, but plan to be "in the classroom" from 09:00 to 12:30, and from 13:30 to 17:00.

Does this meet GCC Requirements?
The GCC issued new guidance on the requirement for first aid training for chiropractors in May 2021.

The key elements of this are:

- You must be competent to recognise and manage emergency situations

- You must assess your own first aid training needs.

The GCC does NOT specify which course you should attend, nor does it stipulate a particular level of training, although it gives examples of what might be suitable.

Will this training satisfy the GCC?  Only you can decide on your own training needs, but this training addresses all the likely needs for clinic, and other, emergency first aid.  The answer to this question is therefore YES.  If you need help deciding on your training needs (for example, through a first aid risk assessment) contact us - we can talk you through the process.

Here's why we think this course is suitable:

It WILL equip you to deal with most first aid situations (the syllabus exceeds that laid down by the Health and Safety Executive for a one-day course).

It is tailored to a clinical environment.

It is live and supervised.  So as far as it is possible to do so, we will check that you are competent in your skills.

You will be able to ask questions of the instructors at any point during the course, unlike other online first aid training

Unlike other online courses, we will be able to adequately assess your CPR skills.

We have no doubt that this is the best online training available.  It is probably better than most face-to-face courses.

We have no doubt that you can justify choosing our online training if called on to do so, and we will support you in defending that position should it ever be required.

If you'd like more information about this, please give us a call:  01933 328150

Loved being able to do it from home, the content, relevance to clinic, the surprise, the funny anecdotes, the wee Scottish man - very informative.

Really enjoyed it - 2nd to none! Impressed with actual mannequins and all the equipment - all without leaving the house! Excellent delivery - recommended!

I liked the professionalism, up to date knowledge, experience, sense of humour, the videos, the box of all we needed... and the surprise!

Despite being online, this is still the best first-aid course I've ever attended.

Could not recommend enough. I've taken many other first aid courses and this one was top.

Presenters very knowledgeable & experienced, clinically relevant. It cut out the rubbish.