The most comprehensive and detailed first aid course available.

It embeds the student with all the knowledge and practical experience required for a first aid officer.

When qualified, these students will be able to function as first aid team leaders in their work environment.

Students need to have a valid Level 2 Certificate.

Evaluation is an Examination with a full written and practical trauma scene management test.

 

Principals of first aid and scene safety

  • Role of the First Aider
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Protection against infections – Patient and First Aider
  • Language of the anatomy
  • Medical terminology
  • Body Systems

Emergency Management

  • Patient communication
  • Consent
  • Vital signs recording and relaying
  • Medical identification devices
  • Primary examination
  • Secondary examination
  • Pupil reaction and possible causes
  • Follow-up examination
  • Triage

Activating professional help

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Adult-basic CPR
  • Children and Infants-basic CPR
  • Additional skills in performing CPR
  • Function of the heart
  • Blood and its functions
  • Respiratory System
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

Artificial Respiration

  • Basic airway management
  • Use of barrier devices

Choking

  • Heimlich manoeuver
  • Abdominal thrust

Bandages & Soft Tissue Injuries

  • Correct use for different bandages
  • Wounds
  • Wound complications
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Amputations
  • Foreign objects

Haemorrhage

  • External bleeding control
  • Internal bleeding
  • Chest injuries
  • Myocardial Contusion
  • Pericardial tamponade

Shock

  • Unconsciousness
  • Fainting
  • Epilepsy
  • Infant convulsions

Burns

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

Fractures

Fractures of the humerus

  •     Clavicle fracture
  •     Thorax fractures

Fractures of the Radius and Ulna

  •      Supra-condylar fracture

Fractures of the Phalanxes

  • Smith and Cole's fractures
  • Femur fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Patella fracture
  • Fractures of the centre of the foot

Head and Spinal Column injuries

  • Scalp injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Concussion
  • Impaled objects in the skull
  • Spinal injuries
  • Spine boards
  • Log roll

Muscle and joint injuries

  • Muscle cramps
  • Sprains
  • Displacements
  • Dislocations

Environmental Injuries

  • Cold related emergencies
  • Frostbite
  • Hypothermia
  • Heat related emergencies
  • Windedness

Poisoning

Snake bites

  • Poisoning
  • Metal poisons
  • Poisonous Animals
  • Poisonous Plants
  • Unconsciousness due to alcohol intake
  • Water related hazards

Transportation of patients

Obstetrics

  • Child birth
  • Assessment of the new born
  • Infant Care
  • Multiple births
  • Care for Mother
  • Breach delivery
  • Still born

 Paediatric illnesses

  • Child examination
  • Malnutrition
  • Croup and Epiglottis
  • Examining an older child
  • Respiratory diseases

 Improvisation

  • Slings
  • Wound dressing and treatment
  • Fractures
  • Stretcher

DURATION OF COURSE: 32 HOURS or 4 DAYS

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