Course Content

This course provides 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.

Topics include:

  • Assessing an emergency situation
  • Airway and breathing management, including choking and drowning
  • CPR techniques, defibrillation and AED safety and maintenance
  • First Aid management of the unconscious casualty
  • Medical conditions including cardiac, stroke, diabetes & seizures
  • Asthma, allergy and anaphylaxis
  • Contents of First Aid kits
  • Infection control and First Aid for minor wounds
  • Control of major external bleeding and shock
  • Hyperthermia and hypothermia
  • Venomous bites and stings
  • Poisons
  • Burns
  • Eye injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Dislocations and fracture management
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Incident reports
  • Debriefing and review of critical incidents