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FIRST AID / EMERGENCY MEDICAL

First Aid Level 1

First Aid Level 2

First Aid Level 3

FIRST AID LEVEL 1

First Aid level 1 equips candidates with the basic principles of assessing an emergency situation, contacting the emergency services as quickly as possible and while awaiting their arrival, candidates will be able to perform basic skills required to sustain life. Learners will be able to understand the laws of first aid, including the principles of emergency care, demonstrate an understanding of emergency scene management, treat wounds and arrest bleeding, know the first aid required for different injuries, utilise the correct equipment and safety precautions when administering first aid, understanding potential hazards in the work environment, performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and respond to cyanide poisoning (optional component for gold mining operations)

KEY CONTENT

 

  • Principles of first aid and safety; emergency scene management.
  • Artificial respiration.
  • One-rescuer CPR.
  • Choking.
  • Wounds and bleeding.
  • Shock, unconsciousness and fainting.
  • Fractures
  • Burns.
  • Head and spinal injuries.

 

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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FIRST AID LEVEL 2

The course will enable learners to provide primary emergency care (first aid) in response to an occupational risk induced or any health emergency. Upon completion of the course, the successful learner will be able to demonstrate the principles of primary emergency care, assess and control a single injury emergency scene in the workplace, demonstrate primary emergency life support for adults, children and infants, explain and manage shock, carry out secondary assessment of the sick or injured person and provide appropriate primary emergency care at the scene and keep records of the incident/accident.

KEY CONTENT

 

  • Principles of first aid and safety; Emergency scene management.
  • Artificial respiration.
  • Choking.
  • Wounds and bleeding.
  • Shock, unconsciousness and fainting.
  • Fractures.
  • Head and spinal injuries.
  • Joint and injuries and rescue carries.
  • Chest injuries.
  • Hand injuries.
  • Eye injuries.
  • Multiple injury management.
  • One and two rescuer adult CPR
  • Pelvic and abdominal injuries.
  • Child and infant resuscitation.
  • Environmental illnesses and injuries.
  • Burns.
  • Poisoning bites and stings.
  • Chest pain and paralysis.
  • Fits.
  • Management of foreign objects.
  • Soft tissue injuries.
  • Elementary and applied anatomy and physiology.

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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FIRST AID LEVEL 3

The course will enable the first responder to react to emergencies at an advanced first aid level, until the arrival of more professional emergency personnel. Upon completion of the course, the successful learner will be capable of explaining the principles of advanced first aid in emergencies, demonstrating an advanced level of preparedness to deal with sudden illness or emergency, assessing and managing an emergency scene/disaster, describing the anatomy and explaining the physiology of the human body systems in terms of injury or sudden illness, applying primary first aid for all age groups according to accepted current first aid protocols, explaining and managing shock.

KEY CONTENT

  • Principles of first aid and safety; Emergency scene management.
  • Artificial respiration.
  • Choking.
  • Wounds and bleeding.
  • Shock, unconsciousness and fainting.
  • One and Two Rescuer adult CPR.
  • Child and infant resuscitation.
  • General principles of fractures and the threatened limb.
  • Specific fractures.
  • Head and spinal injuries.
  • Joint injuries, strains and rescue carries.
  • Chest injuries.
  • Hand injuries.
  • Eye injuries.
  • Multiple injury management / Emergency scene management triage.
  • Pelvic, abdominal and crush injuries.
  • Burns.
  • Poisoning, bites and stings.
  • Chest pain and paralysis.
  • Fits, breathlessness and skin reactions.
  • Environmental illnesses and injuries.
  • Emergency child birth.
  • Behavioral emergencies.
  • Water accidents.
  • Anatomy and physiology.
  • Ethics related to emergency care.
  • In depth knowledge, skills and evaluation of all of the above.

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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