TQUK Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work - Online Blended Part 1

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Injury Assessment

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Accident Injury Assessment Guide


When someone is involved in an accident, it is crucial to assess their injuries promptly. If the person is conscious, you can talk to them while performing a thorough head-to-toe assessment, checking for any injuries.

Initial Steps

Begin by ensuring your own safety and the safety of the scene. Introduce yourself to the person and obtain their permission to assist. Observe for signs and symptoms of injury. Signs are what you see, and symptoms are what the patient tells you.

Conducting the Assessment

In this example, the person has been hit by a car, and we do not suspect a spinal injury. Follow these steps for a complete assessment:

  1. Start at the head, checking for any visible injuries or abnormalities.
  2. Continue talking to the patient throughout the assessment to keep them calm and gather information.
  3. Progress methodically from head to toe, examining each part of the body for signs of injury.

Treating Injuries

Once the assessment is complete, treat any injuries as needed. Ensure you document your findings and be prepared to pass this information on to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) when they arrive.


Conducting a thorough injury assessment and maintaining clear communication with the patient are essential steps in managing accidents effectively. Your actions can significantly impact the patient's outcome and aid in their recovery.