This course teaches the fundamental principles, knowledge and skills to enable the first aider to provide emergency care for injuries and illnesses, in the home or the workplace.

Course Content

  • chain of survival
  • assessing the situation
  • signs of life
  • performing CPR
  • demonstrated use of an automated external defibrillator
  • care of the unconscious person
  • special techniques for children and Infants
  • CPR in special circumstances
  • breathing emergencies including choking and asthma
  • cardiac emergencies
  • severe allergic reaction
  • shock
  • bleeding and wound care
  • burns and scalds
  • extremes of Heat and Cold
  • poisoning
  • altered conscious states
  • bites and stings
  • musculoskeletal injuries
  • infection control
  • reporting procedures

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course. Current industry standard is for this course to be updated every 3 years with the CPR component being updated every 12 months.

Course Duration: Minimum of 6 hours face to face

Assessment Method: Demonstration of practical skills, case studies and a written quiz

Course Award: On successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the nationally recognised unit of competency from the Health Training Package, HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid.

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