The First Aid course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to manage emergency first aid situations until professional medical support is available.
Key Course Outcomes:
- understand the priorities in an emergency situation
- undertake a primary assessment of an injured person
- have a knowledge of and deal with respiratory conditions
- have a knowledge of and deal with cardiac conditions
- deliver the techniques of resuscitation
- deal with bleeding and shock
- have a knowledge of and deal with medical emergencies
- manage musculoskeletal injuries
- manage head, neck and spinal injuries
- manage chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries
- deal with poisoning and envenomation situations
- have a knowledge of and deal with environmental emergencies
- document treatment given
AssessmentAssessment is through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.
AccreditationUnits of competency for this course include HLTAID003 (Provide first aid). In addition, the award may also be aligned to HLTAID001 (Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and HLTFAID002 (Provide basic emergency life support).
ValidityFor this award to remain current candidates must complete a resuscitation proficiency annually and an Apply (Senior) First Aid refresher course or full course every 3 years.
- Candidates must be at least 14 years of age on the date of final assessment
Varies throughout year
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