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Introduction

First Aid Training Level 1 has been aligned to registered unit standards. You will be assessed against the outcome of the unit standards by completing a knowledge assignment that covers the essential embedded knowledge stipulated in the unit standards, and by compiling a portfolio of evidence that provides proof of your ability to apply the knowledge to your work situation.

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First what? and then how?

  • First aid is the aid that is given to an injured or sick patient on the scene, before more advanced help arrives. The first aider must make use of his own personal knowledge and logic as well as his/her ability to improvise.
  • People require first aid because of accidents, illness, fire/flood and chemical contamination yearly that leads to a loss of working hours and income.
  • The total of injuries can be drastically reduced if everyone that is working:
    • Work in a safe manner and doesn’t take chances.
    • Make sure he/she is skilled in first aid.
  • Industrial accidents usually happen far away from medical facilities. Most injuries are minor, but even a minor injury can become infected if the workplace is dirty and therefore lead to death. The immediate covering of these injuries will decrease this possibility. The careless handling of transportation of an injured person can cause more damage to the injury and cause more pain and suffering.
  • First aid can fall into two main categories:
    • Treatment in all life-threatening situations awaiting medical help or
    • Treatment for minor injuries
  • There is a variety of first aid equipment available and there are specific procedures to follow when dealing with people who are injured in the workplace.

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Benefits of First Aid Training.

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    Individuals identify and solve problems related to the prevention of complications with regard to injuries and mechanisms of injuries sustained, treatment to be provided, improvisation where equipment is available and referral systems.
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    Individuals work effectively with others as part of a team, including other health workers and emergency services including Fire and Ambulance and disaster services. Individuals organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively in a life support context.
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    Individuals collect, analyse, organise and evaluate information about clients, family and the community with regard to signs and symptoms and make a correct diagnosis.
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    Individuals demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems with regard to community and community structures in managing emergency situations.

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