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Training to foster a healthy and resilient workforce

Investing in health and wellbeing for individuals and teams

Our learning events provide the knowledge and skills to respond to a broad spectrum of personal and workplace challenges.  Topics covered include stress, trauma, resilience, first aid, team conflict, family liaison and travel health.

For further information contact us on training@interhealth.org.uk 

Hostile Environment & Remote Operations (H.E.R.O.) First Aid

Two Day Training
Juba, South Sudan

20 Apr - 21 Apr

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The InterHealth Hostile Environment or Remote Operation (H.E.R.O) First Aid Training is a comprehensive 2 day course designed by medical professionals with experience living and working in South Sudan to take delegates from basic first aid through to management of life threatening injuries. The training would be useful for anyone operating in a remote areas of South Sudan where accessing health support will be significantly delayed or those delegated to take a lead in responding in the event of injury or illness. The course’s practical emphasis makes it easily accessible to all.

The training focuses on team dynamics and team building techniques, which enable people to work together to improve outcomes.  Through practical problem solving exercises and role-play, delegates will gain confidence and practice whilst using their own common sense and imagination to consolidate the theoretical knowledge instilled by our experienced trainers.

The training is pitched and contextualized at the correct level for all involved to ensure a dynamic, fun and memorable training. The purpose is to provide invaluable lifesaving skills with an unbeatable level of knowledge retention and confidence for those who need it the most.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course you will be:

  1. Prepared with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope and save life in the event an accident, attack, illness or injury in a remote hostile environment.
  2. Aware and have in place protocols in order to triage, treat and stabilize multiple casualties.
  3. To be confident, prepared and ready to manage emergency casualty evacuation.
  4. Able to work effectively alone or as part of a team to achieve best practice and outcomes for both your casualty and your organization.

Topics to be covered include:

Day 1: TRAUMA AND ACCIDENTS

  • Introduction
  • Assessment of an accident and priorities of care
  • Group work and discussion – Casualty Evacuation planning and resources available.
  • Primary and Secondary Survey
  • Brief overview on catastrophic haemorrhage
  • Care of unconscious breathing casualty – recovery position
  • Care of unconscious non-breathing casualty – CPR
  • Spinal injuries - immobilization and management
  • Bleeding control & dressings
  • Application of CAT/SWAT tourniquet and pressure dressings and management of reperfusion injury
  • Choking
  • Drowning
  • Recovery position
  • Casualty Simulation Exercises

Day 2: TRAUMA AND ACCIDENTS 

  • Gunshot wounds
  • Sucking chest wounds
  • Blast and Crushing Injuries
  • Broken bones – slings, splinting.
  • Head injuries – Concussion and Compression
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burns
  • Management of medical shock
  • Management of mass casualties
  • Casualty Evacuation exercises
  • Assessment on managing accidents and injuries

Testimonial

“As a Country Director, the safety and security of my staff is always my primary concern.  We recently were able to have 5 of our colleagues participate in the H.E.R.O first aid training.  They were all remarkably enthusiastic about their learning experience and are now sharing ideas about how to improve preparedness the rest of their teams.  The topic of how to treat a snake bite has been our new “water cooler talk” since this training!  We are looking forward to sending the next batch of trainees to the course.” Tiffany Easthom, Nonviolent Peaceforce 

Who is it for?

For those working in remote and hostile environment who require comprehensive first aid training

Venue

Afex Camp, Hai Malakal, Juba

Time

20 Apr 09:00 - 21 Apr 17:00

Cost

$400

Further information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 20 386 1023/19 OR +254 739 400 228 OR +254 710 372 871
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Basic Trauma First Aid

One Day Training
Somaliland, Somalia (including Somaliland)

08 May

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The InterHealth Basic First Aid Training is a comprehensive one day course designed by medical professionals with experience living and working in South Sudan. The course aims to provide invaluable lifesaving skills and confidence to staff and the practical emphasis makes it easily accessible to all.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course you will be:

  1. Prepared with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope and save a life in the event an accident, attack, illness or injury.
  2. Equipped to provide initial triage, treatment and stabilization of casualties.
  3. To be confident, prepared and ready to access emergency casualty evacuation.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Introduction
  • Assessment of an accident and priorities of care
  • Care of unconscious breathing casualty – recovery position
  • Care of unconscious non-breathing casualty – CPR
  • Spinal injuries – immobilization and management
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Blast and Crush Injuries
  • Broken bones – slings, splinting.
  • Head injuries – Concussion and Compression

The day will be interactive and scenario-based with lots of opportunities to practice what is being taught, including use of equipment.

Testimonial

"I found the course to be both informative and enjoyable.  The facilitators were very knowledgeable and the course material was detailed without being overwhelming.  I feel confident that I am better placed to identify injuries and problems and provide basic assistance." Stephen Kempsell, MAF South Sudan

Who is it for?

For beginners to first aid

Venue

To be confirmed

Time

08 May 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

$200

Further Information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 20 386 1023/19 OR +254 739 400 228 OR +254 710 372 871
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Stress & Personal Resilience for Managers

One Day Training
Somaliland, Somalia (including Somaliland)

08 May

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 This workshop is aimed at equipping managers of teams in international settings with the awareness and the tools to both manage their own stress as well as promote the resilience of their staff. This engaging and interactive course combines cutting edge theories of personal stress and team dynamics with practical exercises to put learning into practice.

The workshop provides an accessible introduction to both cumulative and acute stress, including the latest research on the ways in which stress is registered and encoded in the body. It gives managers the opportunity to reflect on their own stress reactions and explore how they might function in a more resilient way. It also looks at the dynamics of stressed teams and aims to provide managers with the insight and the skills to respond proactively to emotional challenges in their teams.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key sources of stress in their working environment
  • Describe the impact of cumulative and acute stress on both body and mind
  • Define the “window of tolerance” with regard to the impact of stress on the autonomic nervous system
  • Identify their own primary “red flag” stress reactions
  • Develop a personal working definition of resilience and explore the various resources at their disposal to proactively maintain good psychological and physical health.
  • Understand the dynamics of stressed and anxious teams and identify problematic group behaviours
  • Think honestly about the stress that they themselves may be causing and identify the unproductive “games” they may be playing
  • Effectively use active listening and coaching skills to defuse emotional tensions in their team.
  • Make use of the principles of Psychological First Aid following critical incidents
  • Identify what they may need to ask their organisation for in terms of support
  • Draw up a realistic and effective personal resilience action plan.

Who is it for?

This workshop is aimed at anyone with a supervisory or managerial role, specifically those who have direct responsibility for long-term field staff and those who travel regularly.

Venue

To be confirmed

Time

08 May 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

$200

Further Information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 20 386 1023/19 OR +254 739 400 228 OR +254 710 372 871
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Hostile Environment & Remote Operations (H.E.R.O.) First Aid

Two Day Training
Somaliland, Somalia (including Somaliland)

09 May - 10 May

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The InterHealth Hostile Environment or Remote Operation (H.E.R.O) First Aid Training is a comprehensive 2 day course designed by medical professionals with experience living and working in South Sudan to take delegates from basic first aid through to management of life threatening injuries. The training would be useful for anyone operating in a remote areas of South Sudan where accessing health support will be significantly delayed or those delegated to take a lead in responding in the event of injury or illness. The course’s practical emphasis makes it easily accessible to all.

The training focuses on team dynamics and team building techniques, which enable people to work together to improve outcomes.  Through practical problem solving exercises and role-play, delegates will gain confidence and practice whilst using their own common sense and imagination to consolidate the theoretical knowledge instilled by our experienced trainers.

The training is pitched and contextualized at the correct level for all involved to ensure a dynamic, fun and memorable training. The purpose is to provide invaluable lifesaving skills with an unbeatable level of knowledge retention and confidence for those who need it the most.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course you will be:

  1. Prepared with the skills and knowledge necessary to cope and save life in the event an accident, attack, illness or injury in a remote hostile environment.
  2. Aware and have in place protocols in order to triage, treat and stabilize multiple casualties.
  3. To be confident, prepared and ready to manage emergency casualty evacuation.
  4. Able to work effectively alone or as part of a team to achieve best practice and outcomes for both your casualty and your organization.

Topics to be covered include:

Day 1: TRAUMA AND ACCIDENTS

  • Introduction
  • Assessment of an accident and priorities of care
  • Group work and discussion – Casualty Evacuation planning and resources available.
  • Primary and Secondary Survey
  • Brief overview on catastrophic haemorrhage
  • Care of unconscious breathing casualty – recovery position
  • Care of unconscious non-breathing casualty – CPR
  • Spinal injuries - immobilization and management
  • Bleeding control & dressings
  • Application of CAT/SWAT tourniquet and pressure dressings and management of reperfusion injury
  • Choking
  • Drowning
  • Recovery position
  • Casualty Simulation Exercises

Day 2: TRAUMA AND ACCIDENTS 

  • Gunshot wounds
  • Sucking chest wounds
  • Blast and Crushing Injuries
  • Broken bones – slings, splinting.
  • Head injuries – Concussion and Compression
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree burns
  • Management of medical shock
  • Management of mass casualties
  • Casualty Evacuation exercises
  • Assessment on managing accidents and injuries

Testimonial

“As a Country Director, the safety and security of my staff is always my primary concern.  We recently were able to have 5 of our colleagues participate in the H.E.R.O first aid training.  They were all remarkably enthusiastic about their learning experience and are now sharing ideas about how to improve preparedness the rest of their teams.  The topic of how to treat a snake bite has been our new “water cooler talk” since this training!  We are looking forward to sending the next batch of trainees to the course.” Tiffany Easthom, Nonviolent Peaceforce 

Who is it for?

For those working in remote and hostile environment who require comprehensive first aid training

Venue

To be confirmed

Time

09 May 09:00 - 10 May 17:00

Cost

$400

Further Information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 20 386 1023/19 OR +254 739 400 228 OR +254 710 372 871
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

Trauma & Psychological First Aid

Two Day Training
Somaliland, Somalia (including Somaliland)

09 May - 10 May

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Supporting staff in the aftermath of traumatic incidents … knowing what to do & what to say

Our two day workshop offers you the opportunity to learn and develop simple, practical and effective strategies for supporting colleagues, team members and volunteers in the aftermath of overwhelming events.

Integrating both theory and hands-on practice, this workshop is based on the latest research into risk and resilience. It also draws on our extensive clinical experience of working with traumatic stress, together with our long-standing knowledge of the relief, development, missions and expeditions sectors.

What will the course cover?

Day One will provide you with an accessible and engaging introduction to acute stress, including the latest research on the neuroscience of trauma and on the impact of trauma on both individuals and groups. We will also be exploring in-depth the phases of responding in a crisis and providing an overview of the core actions of Psychological First Aid.

On Day Two, we build on your theoretical awareness with a series of practical skills exercises designed to boost your capacity and confidence to deliver Psychological First Aid following traumatic events.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Define the basic objectives of Psychological First Aid and identify its limitations
  • Describe the impact of traumatic stress on both the body and mind
  • Identify the broad range of normal early reactions that people can experience in the immediate aftermath of a crisis
  • Deliver basic briefings on stress and trauma to colleagues and team members following critical incidents
  • Explore personal responses to distress and understand the role that awareness and active self-care play in your teams’ capacity to help others
  • Effectively use active listening skills to contain and stabilise a team member or colleague following a critical incident
  • Gain practical and emotional assistance that complements and bolsters the coping skills of colleagues or team members
  • Conduct a basic risk assessment using major risk factors for psychological distress
  • Recognise when  to refer team members for further support
  • Help team members and colleagues devise a robust, culturally relevant post-incident action plan
  • Explore organisational protocols which may be required in order to promote Psychological First Aid.

Who is it for?

This workshop is designed to meet the needs of people responding to a crisis for a robust, evidence-informed support protocol for those affected. While anyone who is interested is welcome to attend, we focus particularly on country directors, line managers, supervisors and team leaders and expedition leaders who oversee people in challenging environments, including conflict zones and humanitarian emergencies.

Venue

To be confirmed

Time

09 May 09:00 - 10 May 17:00

Cost

$400

Further Information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 20 386 1023/19 OR +254 739 400 228 OR +254 710 372 871
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Kidnap Avoidance & Hostage Survival

One Day Training (In Partnership with ILS)
London, United Kingdom

10 May

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In partnership with International Location Safety (ILS) 

Develop knowledge and skills to adequately deal with the threat and the reality of a hostage situation. This exciting new training, jointly developed and delivered by International Location Safety and InterHealth Worldwide, offers a unique new look at the growing ‘business’ of kidnapping. In 1-day the training will examine the challenges staff face when working in high threat areas, it will help them operate in relative safety, and it will equip them with tools that can lessen the psychological impact of a period of enforced captivity. 

The objectives of this training are to:

  • Reduce staff’s vulnerability to kidnapping.
  • Improve staff’s ability to survive as a hostage.
  • Reduce the long term physical and psychological impact of captivity.
  • Improve organisation’s ability to deliver programmes in high risk kidnap areas.

By the end of the training, your staff will be able to:

  • Describe ways to reduce their vulnerability to kidnapping.
  • Describe actions to take at the point of abduction.
  • Describe strategies for managing the physical and psychological impact of enforced captivity.
  • Describe strategies for readjustment following a period in captivity. 

Who is it for?

For those travelling and working to locations where there is a risk of kidnapping.

Venue

InterHealth London Office, 63-67 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD

Time

10 May 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

Band B: £225 + VAT

Band C: £280+ VAT

Band D: £330+ VAT

For further information please contact our training team:

E: info@locationsafety.com 

Cultivating Personal Resilience

One Day Training
London, United Kingdom

18 May

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Pro-actively managing stress! Be ready to deal with the challenges

Cultivating personal resilience is designed to build an individual’s capacity to cope with stress and adversity. Our evidence based workshop will take an in-depth look at personal resilience factors and provides an opportunity for you to consider your own personal resilience.

We will provide you with the opportunity to create a personalised resilience review, which will identify your strengths and support needs in order to bolster resilience.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by personal resilience
  • Identify the evidence base for the five key categories behind resilience
  •  Understand the enduring and changing factors which contribute to personal resilience
  • Develop reflective thinking concerning personal strengths and support needs
  • Develop the capacity to understand resilience factors as a risk assessment marker
  • Develop the ability to recognise how to develop personal resilience factors and identify personalised action points to cultivate resilience

Who is it for?

We welcome anyone interested in personal resilience to attend.

Venue

InterHealth Worldwide, 63-67 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD

Time

18 May 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

£130 + VAT (InterHealth Subscribers) £160 + VAT (Standard)

For further information please contact our training team:
T: +44 (0) 20 7902 9000
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

Family Liaison in a Crisis

One Day Training
Nairobi, Kenya

18 May

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Abduction, death in service, serious illness – be ready to work with distressed families

This course is designed for those responsible for liaising with families in times of crisis, and for those who want to implement family liaison in organisational policies and protocols.

Our interactive and experiential course is set within the context of relief, development and mission. We will provide you with practical information, guidance and the practical skills to implement effective family liaison.

What do we mean by Family Liaison?

When your organisation engages with families and other pre-identified contacts at a time when your staff and volunteers cannot speak for themselves.

What do we mean by Crisis?

When something unanticipated happens affecting or threatening safety, stability & health. It may include the death of affected persons.

What will the course cover?

This course will help you to understand the principles of family liaison so that you can develop effective, safe and professional relationships with families. We will include interactive exercises designed to build your confidence in liaising with families.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand what family liaison is, and why it’s called family liaison rather than family support
  • Understand the personal characteristics needed for family liaison work
  • Identify principles and skills for managing a professional relationship with people in distress
  • Understand the importance of trust and transparency in communicating with the family
  • Develop appropriate skills in consideration of breaking bad news to children
  • Develop skills in family liaison engagement and exit processes
  • Become aware of the impact of social media on family liaison work
  • Understand how family liaison work fits in with a crisis management team
  • The importance of self-care through family support

Who is it for?

We have aimed this seminar for the identified Family Liaison or Support Officer within organisations

Venue

Gracia Gardens, Dennis Pritt Road, Hurlingham, Nairobi 

Time

18 May 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

Band A: 7350 KES (Approx. $74)

Band B: 10,500 KES (Approx. $105)

Band C: 13,650 KES (Approx. $137) 

Read about our pricing bands

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 20 386 1023/19 OR +254 739 400 228 OR +254 710 372 871 
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org

Infant & Child First Aid

One Day Training
Nairobi, Kenya

25 May

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Vital first aid skills to equip parents & caregivers

InterHealth’s medical professionals have designed an interactive one day training course to equip parents and caregivers with the skills to provide timely first aid and to know when medical support may be required.

The training include how to communicate effectively for medical assistance and how to respond to some of the commonest illnesses and injuries encountered by infants and children.

Our trainings can be tailor-made to suit family and/or client requirements.

Course Objectives

1. To be able to assess an emergency situation safely

2. Provide first aid for an infant and a child if:

  • Unresponsive, including child and infant resuscitation 
  • Has foreign body airway obstruction
  • Bleeding
  • Injuries to bones, joints and muscles.
  • Burns, scalds or electric shocks
  • Bites or Stings
  • Minor injuries, including cuts, grazes, bumps, bruises, splinters & nose bleeds
  • Eye & ear infections
  • Head and spinal injuries

3. To identify and administer first aid to an infant and a child with illnesses, including:

  • Fever
  • Asthma attack
  • Allergic reactions
  • Diarrhoea
  • Meningitis
  • Febrile convulsions and fits.

To takeaway:

Each participant will receive a manual covering the topics of the training. We encourage this manual to be kept in your home to serve as a memory aide in the event of an incident.

 

Who is it for?

We have aimed this event at parents, carers and teachers.

Venue

To be confirmed

Time

25 May 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

**Introductory Price**

Band A: 4000 KSH Band B: 7000 KSH Band C: 9500 KSH  

Further Information

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +254 20 386 1023/19 OR +254 739 400 228 OR +254 710 372 871
E: training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org 

 

Management of Sexual Assaults

One Day Training
London, United Kingdom

02 Jun

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Sexual Assault and harassment is increasingly recognised as a risk to men and women working internationally within the sector. 

This course aims to help your organisation respond appropriately in the event of sexual assaults. You will be provided with the opportunity to reflect on your current organisational policies and practice, from a medical and psychological perspective.

We will be focusing on the needs of the individual in the first seven days after an assault and how you can respond effectively.

Sexual Assault Booklet & Medical Kit

We are pleased to present our new booklet for field workers and line managers, providing clear guidance on how to support and respond to the immediate needs of a colleague who has been sexually assaulted.

Sexual Assault Kits are also available through our online shop and can be purchased after a travel health consultation with one of our nurses. 

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the problem of sexual assault for those working internationally.
  • Apply learning in their own context from the experience of colleagues in supporting survivors of sexual assault in the field.
  • Identify common dilemmas faced by HR and security managers.
  • Describe the medical issues around sexual assault immediately after the incident and how this impacts advance planning for HR and security policies
  • Recognize the range of psychological responses to a sexual assault and appropriately manage shock after an incident, drawing on each other’s experiences of supporting someone through this initial phase.
  • Effectively use the InterHealth sexual assault kit and advice booklet to support your staff.
  • Identify some of the medium- and long-term medical issues for the survivor and the kinds of supports these require.
  • Think creatively about cross-cultural implications when responding to sexual assault.
  • Compare and contrast common experiences, feelings and defences after an assault and consider how to use this awareness to aid recovery.
  • Link the psychological advice given to the individual with broader recommendations to the organisation.

This day will include presentations but also several elements where participants will be asked to participate in group learning from their experience (if any) of supporting survivors of assault. Participants with lots of experience as well as none are welcome - our aim is to all come away striving to support survivors better. 

Please note:  If you are affected in any way by the disturbing nature of the content of this seminar we strongly advise you talk it over with someone you trust.

Who is it for?

We have designed this training course for Human Resources Personnel, Field and Security Managers, and anyone trained in First Aid and Psychological First Aid.

Venue

InterHealth Worldwide, 63-67 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BD

Time

02 Jun 09:00 - 17:00

Cost

£175 + VAT (InterHealth Subscribers) £200 + VAT (Standard)

For further information please contact our training team:

T: +44 (0) 20 7902 9005
E: training@interhealth.org.uk

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