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Introduction

First Aid Level 3 is a comprehensive first aid training course. All first aid topics are covered in the Level 3 First Aid training course. Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the correct use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) are essential skills emphasized to save a person’s life in a medical emergency. This is the ideal first aid training course for people in hazardous working environments or living in areas where medical care is not readily accessible.

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  • The role of a First Aider
    A First Aider’s role is to take action according to the following first aid principles:
    • Preserve life
    • Protect the unconscious casualty
    • Prevent the condition worsening
    • Promote recovery
    • Call for medical assistance
  • Priorities in an Emergency
    In all emergencies, the first aider must do the following:
    • Ensure the safety of themselves and any other bystanders and the casualty(s).
    • Assess and exam the situation promptly.
    • Ask someone to call for help.
    • Closely monitor the casualty for changes in condition.
  • Follow these steps when dealing with injuries and wounds
    • Every organisation must have a First Aid kit as laid down by legislation.
    • No one should have direct contact with another person’s blood or body fluids - use gloves, plastic shopping bags.
    • Stop the bleeding as quickly as possible. Apply pressure directly over the area with the nearest available cloth or towel.
    • Clean wounds. Use antiseptic and keep all wounds, sores, grazes or any broken skin covered at all times.
    • Manage accidental exposure to another person’s blood, or exposure during injury by cleaning skin with running or clean water and then cleaning it with antiseptic or diluted household bleach.
  • Clean contaminated surfaces and materials:
    • Surfaces, floors, etc. must be cleaned with diluted equipment washed, soaked in bleach and dried.
    • Medical instruments, especially scalpels and hypodermic needles should be handled carefully and disposed of properly in a sharps container.

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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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