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.
- 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
- bleeding and wound care
- burns and scalds
- extremes of Heat and Cold
- 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, HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid.