Every aircrew should know how and when to render first aid, and to be prepared to provide competent assistance to the sick and injured in all circumstances inflight and on the ground

Emergency situations can develop suddenly and with without warning. The aircrews knowledge of first aid, when correctly and efficiently applied, can be the difference between temporary or permanent injury, rapid recovery or long-term disability, and ultimately the difference between life and death of the casualty in some situations.

Our 1-day Aviation First Aid Course is primarily designed on medical conditions which may occur in an aircraft environment, looking at the most appropriate way of dealing with the incident/emergency in the air, and on the ground (both onboard and in the vicinity outside of the aircraft) prior to the arrival of emergency services.

During the course the participants will learn how to conduct practical exercises and will be required to demonstrate competency in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) sequence using a training manikin. The course also includes use of Automated External Defibrillation (AED) equipment.

The course fulfils the first aid training requirements of EASA and UK CAA for initial flight crew training, recurrent flight crew training and recurrent cabin crew training.

The course is suitable for

  • Flight crew
  • Cabin crew
  • Operational staff
  • Air traffic controllers
  • Maintenance
  • Ground handling
  • This course is available at our training centre in the UK and can also be delivered as an in-company course for your organisation at your location.

    • 1 day classroom training
    • Pre and post course access to GAT Learning Management System (LMS)
    • ISO9001 certified
    • Delivered at our well resourced training centre, not a hotel room!
    • High quality refreshments and lunch on course training day
    Aviation First Aid Course Program
    • Course introduction
    • Introduction to first aid theory
    • Healthcare for the individual crew member
    • Physiological effects of flying
    • Principles of first aid and the role of a first aider
    • Treating conscious and unconscious, breathing casualties
    • Treating unresponsive, not breathing casualties
    • Basic Life Support (BLS), defibrillation and AED
    • Choking
    • Dealing with common first aid incidents including shock, cardiac arrest, chest pain, stroke, asthma, diabetes, seizures, anaphylactic shock, fainting and hyperventilation
    • Gastrointestinal disturbances - food poisoning and air sickness
    • Contamination of the skin/eyes by aviation fuel or other fluid
    • The contents and use of onboard first aid kits
    • Oxygen administration (if applicable)
    • Travel health and hygiene including malaria
    • Practical training - choking, recovery position, CPR and AED
    • General synopsis
    • Questions
    • Certification
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