This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The qualification applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. This course provides you with the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other First Aiders until emergency qualified help arrives at the scene of the accident. First aid is the initial immediate care provided for the injured or sick, or for someone in a lifethreatening situation. A person trained in first aid can apply simple or potentially lifesaving techniques until the medical aid arrives. The aim of First aid is to save the life of victim, self and bystanders, prevent further harm or worsening of the victim’s condition and promote faster recovery. This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. This training course will give you the skills and knowledge required to provide First Aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, in a range of situations, including in the home, workplace or within the community, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.
- To preserve life – this is the main aim of first aid that is to save lives. This includes the life of the first aider, the casualty (the victim, the injured/sick person), and bystanders.
- To prevent further harm (prevent the condition from worsening, or danger of further injury) – the patient must be kept stable and his/her condition must not worsen before medical services arrive. This may include moving the patient out from any cause of harm, applying first aid techniques, keeping the casual warm and dry, applying pressure to wounds to stop bleeding, etc.By doing this we can prevent worsening of the condition.
- Promote recovery: first aid also involves trying to start the recovery process from the illness or injury, and in some cases might involve completing a treatment, such as in the case of applying a plaster to a small wound.
- First aid training also involves the prevention of initial injury and responder safety, and the treatment phases.
HLTAID003 First Aid Certificate 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. You can save a life if you know how to provide immediate first aid. This is a comprehensive course that will give you the most up to date skills. First Aid training deals with the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders until the arrival of medical or other assistance. Training consists of simple, potentially life-saving techniques that everyone can learn to perform using minimal equipment.
WHO SHOULD DO IT?
The First Aid courses have been developed to meet the needs of individuals in the workplace, at home and at leisure activities. We offer a range of flexible training delivery solutions including our 1-day nationally recognised Apply First Aid course, as well as Re -certification and CPR for First Aider’s looking to renew their certificates. We are committed to providing the highest standards of training in our fully equipped training facilities, in an atmosphere that enables participants to achieve the best possible outcome.
Our Provide First Aid Course “HLTAID003 First Aid Certificate” satisfies 3 competency units from the Health Training Package (HLT):
- HLTAID001: Provide Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- HLTAID002: Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
- HLTAID003: Provide First Aid
These units appear on your Apply First Aid Statement of Attainment. The course focuses on the following specific injuries, illnesses and situations:
- Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
- Fractures and dislocations
- Burns and scalds
- Head, chest and spinal injuries
- Bandaging techniques
- Severed limbs
- Poisoning, bites, stings and much more!
- Accidents and illness
- Using a first aid kit
- Simple record keeping
- Treatment of an unconscious casualty
- Heart attacks
- Severe allergic reaction
- Eye injuries
- Low blood sugar
- Onsite First Aid
We also focus on the following areas during classroom education and practice runs to ensure complete understanding:
- Discussion to develop further understanding of relevant first aid knowledge areas.
- Demonstration and practice of DRABCD & managing an unconscious person
- Demonstration and practice of CPR skills
- Demonstration and practice of relevant first aid skills
- Management of first aid emergencies through performance in a variety of realistic first aid scenarios relevant to participants’ workplace situations
- Review of answers to workbook or online questions.
- Assessment of course competencies
A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued to the students on successful completion of this course.
Current industry standards state this course must be updated every 3 years with the CPR component being updated every 12 months.
The candidate should possess competent language, literacy and numeracy skills and capability to be able to understand the processes, legal requirements as well as scope and nature of the job role and the industry.