This is an entry level course that deals with the basics of first aid in relation to the prescribed minimum standards.

This course was designed with unskilled workers in mind who would not necessarily be literate, thus literacy is not a prerequisite for this course and students will only be evaluated practically.

Students are expected to be able to perform the basics of first aid and how to resuscitate a person. 

 

Principals of first aid and scene safety

  • Role of the First Aider
  • Protection against infections – Patient and First Aider

Emergency Management

  • Patient communication
  • Consent
  • Vital signs recording and relaying
  • Primary examination
  • Secondary examination
  • Follow-up examination

Activating professional help

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation

  • Adult-basic C.P.R
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

Artificial Respiration

  • Basic airway management
  • Use of barrier devices

Choking

Bandages & Soft Tissue Injuries

  • Correct use for different bandages
  • Wounds
  • Wound complications
  • Foreign objects
  • Amputation

Haemorrhage

  • External bleeding control
  • Internal bleeding

Shock

  • Unconsciousness
  • Fainting
  • Epilepsy
  • Infant convulsions

Fractures

  • Fractures of the humerus
  • Fractures of the Radius and Ulna
  • Fractures of the Phalanxes
  • Femur fracture
  • Patella fracture

Burns

  • Treatment of thermal burns
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Injuries due to electricity

Head and Spinal Column injuries

  • Concussion
  • Spinal injuries

Environmental Injuries

  • Cold related emergencies
  • Heat related emergencies
  • Windedness
  • Poisoning
  • Snake bites

DURATION OF COURSE: 16 HOURS or 2 DAYS

TOP