Learn the first aid knowledge and skills needed to provide care over a prolonged period of time to an ill or injured casualty.
3 days plus 3-4 hours pre-work
A practical action plan to follow in an emergency; ‘DRSABCD’
Resuscitation (CPR) on an adult and baby including an overview of defibrillation
Planning for an accident including Emergency Contingency Plans, Trauma Management Plans and assigning team responsibilities
Pre-planning suitable equipment from remote areas such as two-way radios, whistles, compasses, kits and medication
Rescue preparation for different environments (e.g. alpine, desert, marine, rural, tropical) and scenarios (e.g. snow, water, etc.)
Managing multiple casualties by assigning priorities using six key observations and the four accepted levels of triage
Clinical assessments (including primary assessment, basic treatment and secondary assessment) covering conscious state, AVPU, pulse, respiration, temperature, pupils and blood pressure analysis
Managing injuries including abdominal pain, fractures, burns, head, neck and spinal injuries, dehydration, heat and cold induced conditions
How to deal with sudden illnesses including fevers, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.
Lifting and moving a casualty including stretchers, log rolls and blanket lifts
Prolonged care, infection control and hygiene
Participants must satisfactorily complete multiple written and practical assessments.
Note: CPR assessment must be completed on the floor.
Successful participants will be awarded a Statement of Attainment for the following units of competency:
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
- HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations
Current industry standards state that this course should be updated every three years with the CPR component updated annually.
Onsite (max 18ppl)
Public course (NSW)