Subject: First aid

Scientific Area:



48 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - To know basic aspects necessary to approach the victim of sudden illness or accident;
2 - To know the basic concept of basic life support, survival chain and integrated emergency medical system;
3 - To identify the risks inherent to the condition of rescuer;
4 - To identify emergency situations and act by triggering all essential mechanisms for relief;
5 - To understand the importance of tailoring your approach in different situations to minimize adverse consequences;
6 - To properly execute the rescue techniques in the approach to the victim, according to the scene found (sudden illness or accident).


1 - Approach to the victim of an accident or sudden illness - Basic Life Support in adults;
2 - Evaluation, collection and recording of patient information and transmission of information;
3 - Approach in: mechanical airway obstruction; burn, electrocution; convulsion; intoxication; wound; trauma; bleeding; insolation;
4 - Constitution of a first aid bag.


Instituto Nacional de Emergência Médica , 2017 , Manual de Suporte Básico de Vida ? Adulto (1. ª edição 2017 ? versão 4.0). , Lisboa: INEM
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians , 2012 , PHTLS Prehospital Trauma Life Suport (7. ª ed.) , Rio de Janeiro: Elsevier
Serviço Regional de Proteção Civil, IPRAM , 2018 , Manual de Suporte Básico de Vida e Desfibrilhação Automática Externa (4. ª ed.) , Funchal: SRPC, IPRAM
European Resuscitation Council , 2017 , European Resuscitationn Council Guidelines for Resuscitation 2017 , European Resuscitation Council

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
In accordance with the expected for the Professional Higher Technical Courses.