BHF Heartstart Setting it up at Garnock
1. Assemble the team • Need to appoint: • A programme co-ordinator • A training supervisor • At least two instructors (usually teachers) – in Garnock’s case; the guidance team.
Programme Co-ordinator Responsible for; • Keeping training records • Keeping evidence that instructors have successfully completed instructor training course • Keeping in contact with BHF • Returning the annual re-affiliation application form
Training Supervisor To ensure the highest training standards, the programme must bring in a training supervisor who is suitably qualified and experienced to train, assess and support instructors. The training supervisor needs to be approved by the BHF. He/she is responsible for: • Assessing potential instructors • Delivering the instructor training course • Issuing certificates to successful instructors • Providing instructor training course records to Programme Co-ordinator • Keeping in touch with school to support new instructors in their first few sessions • Organising refresher courses, annually or at least every three years. • Keeping the programme co-ordinator informed of progress (and difficulties) • Keeping the programmes up to date on resuscitation council (UK) guidelines. • Advising on ELS (early lifesaving skills) training • Overseeing the quality of ELS training. Current BHF training supervisor for whole of Ayrshire and Arran is BRENDA (01294 323 478) can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or www.heartstart/ayrshire
Instructors The instructors teach the Heartstart course with help of assistants and peer tutors. Only instructors who’ve been trained, assessed and approved by Scheme’s “Training Supervisor” can teach Heartstart course. Recommended ratio 1:15 (although it is at the discrepancy of the instructor – higher ratio’s generally dilutes the quality of experience).
2. Decide on your course delivery options • The complete Heartstart course • Six or more lessons to a specific year group (40-60mins) • Intro and conscious casualty • The unconscious casualty • Cardiac Arrest (1) • Cardiac Arrest (2) • Suspected heart Attack, choking and Serious Bleeding • Revision • Alternatively 1 x 2 hour session covering all of the above • The staged/age-related programme • Deliver 7 staged/age related sessions; e.g. 2 lessons in S1, 2 lessons in S2, 3 lessons in S3 covering the topics detailed above. • If this is indeed the case, I would suggest a 2 hour refresher course offered in S5/6
3. Consider what equipment is needed • Recommended Ratio of manikins/trainees = 1:2 • Recommended Maximum Ratio of instructors/trainee = 1:15 • BHF will provide the initial manikins free (sometimes reclaimed which are always cleaned and refurbished to a high standard) • BHF will provide the consumables (replacement lungs and cleaning wipes) for your first year based on the number of pupils we expect to train. • Once affiliated additional equipment needs to be ordered and paid for by the school. The school is responsible for the maintenance and security of the equipment. • Teaching materials will be provided FREE with everything necessary to deliver the programme. This includes; • Instructors guide • Activity cards and Skills Cards (cards and reference cards to reinforce and summarise KEY skills • Training DVD (BHF DVD to accompany the programme) • Heartstart course (step by step guide to ELS for students) • Poster (summarising the KEY ELS skills • Certificates (for each of the 3 levels of the staged/age programme and complete heartstart course certificate) • Assessment form (to help monitor students progress) • CD ROM of all printable material in the pack
4. Find your training locations • Decide on a venue/room or area which will give your students plenty room to move around when they’re role playing emergency scenarios and practising ELS skills. • My suggestion is to have a FIRST AID classroom in the school set up with all the equipment. Too bulky and expensive to move around from room to room. • Could be used by Ms V for Electives and senior First Aid course delivery, Mr Nimmo/Ms V for DofE First Aid and expedition training , and the Guidance Team for Heartstart.
5. Agree on your Instructor Training programme • Minimum of 4 hours (experienced first aiders) – Minimal 8 hours for instructors with little or no knowledge. • Ideally reassessed annually (but always within 3 years). • Keep it fresh (ideally schedule first training session as soon as possible after the instructor training or refresher course has been completed). • Suggested Instructor training course outlines are detailed overleaf; • Once AMPLE training is completed Training supervisor needs to complete an Instructor Assessment Form. • Supply cover – you can claim for supply cover cost to allow up to FOUR teacher to attend instructor training (£160 per day – maximum of £640): You can claim up to 8 months after your affiliated. Just send the supply cover claim form.
Training Course Options • The 1 day course: minimal training course scheduled into 1 day (6-8 hours depending on experience). • Two session delivery: 2 x 4.5 hours • Four session delivery: 2.5 hours (Unit A) /2hours (Unit B) /1.5hours (Unit C part A) /1 hour (unit C Part B) • For more experienced trainers a One x 4.5 hour session can be used to review or revise the course material.
Getting Started • As I am not yet affiliated to Heartstart I can deliver my version of the Heartstart Course (UNIT A of the training course) between today and next week). • Rest of Today – • The chain of survival • The conscious casualty – checking of Danger, checking for response, making a 999/112 call • The unconscious casualty – shouting for help, opening the airway, checking for normal breathing, recovery position, getting help from ambulance service. • Cardiac Arrest – compression-only CPR • Cardiac Arrest 2 – compressions with rescue breaths (CPR) • Complete and send off the AFFILIATION documentation
Next Week • Dealing with suspected Heart Attack (inc signs and symptoms) • Choking (recognition, back blows, abdominal thrusts, choking in infants and children) • Serious Bleeding (dealing with serious bleeding, pressure and elevation – consequences of SHOCK) • Revision of Week 1 • Update of BHF approval and Affiliation process (BRENDA) • Plan for Unit B and C, Tutor Assessment and the start date for course delivery.
Back Date the training • Once Ayrshire BRENDA has affiliated me (MS V) as a BHF approved Training Supervisor and the school as a Heartstart institute as well as providing the necessary equipment – we will backdate the course work and begin the rest of your training for Unit B, C and your final assessment.