Standard First Aid

Standard First Aid

Course Description:
This course has been designed by St. John Ambulance to train each participant to the Standard level of first aid. The course will provide the participant with specific knowledge, skills and confidence that will enable them to recognize when first aid is needed, administer first aid at an emergency scene and recognize when more qualified help or medical help is required.

Duration:
2 days (16 hours)

Who Should Attend:

Employers and OH&S Committee Members

Under the legislation, where 50 or more workers are employed at the workplace, all members of the OH&S Committee must be trained. Where 10 to 49 workers are employed at the workplace, the co-chairpersons of the OH&S Committee must be trained. 
 
Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of “Standard First Aid” each participant will have an awareness of:
  • The principles of first aid and emergency scene management
  • How to perform a scene survey and a primary survey
  • How to recognize and provide first aid for shock, unconsciousness and fainting
  • How to recognize breathing emergencies and provide artificial respiration for an adult
  • How to recognize choking and provide first aid for a choking adult 
  • How to recognize major wounds and provide first aid for severe internal and external bleeding and amputations
  • Risk factors, preventative health measures and types of cardiovascular disease
  • How to recognize a cardiovascular emergency and provide first aid
  • How to perform one-rescuer CPR for an adult casualty
  • How to perform a secondary survey
  • How to recognize and provide first aid for bone and joint injuries of the upper limbs
  • How to recognize and provide first aid for muscle and repetitive strain injury
  • How to recognize and provide first aid for bone and joint injuries of the lower limbs
  • How to recognize and provide first aid for head, spinal and pelvic injuries
  • Measures to prevent further contamination and infection of wounds
  • How to use dressings, bandages and slings in first aid procedures
  • How to control external bleeding from the nose, gums, tongue and cheeks
  • How to provide first aid for a wound with an embedded object
  • How to provide first aid for a wound in the palm of the hand
  • How to recognize and provide first aid for an abdominal wound
  • How to prevent eye injuries
  • How to provide first aid for several types of eye injuries
  • Measures taken to prevent burns
  • How to recognize and provide first aid for burns
  • How to recognize and provide first aid for poisoning, bites and stings
  • How to recognize and provide first aid for a diabetic emergency
  • How to recognize and provide first aid for an epileptic seizure
  • How to recognize and provide first aid for convulsions in a child
  • How to recognize and provide first aid for a severe asthma attack
  • How to recognize and provide first aid for a severe allergic reaction
  • How to recognize and provide first aid for cold injuries and heat illnesses
 

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