First Aid Essentials

Duration: 6 hours
Certification: Participation only (no certificate is awarded on completion)
Vitality: 2500 points per year for 2 years
CPD: None

Course Objective

Developed by the Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa, the FIRST AID ESSENTIALS FOR CHILDREN course is intended primarily for those who are expected to provide CPR and first aid directly to children. The course targets all lay responders such as parents, caregivers, guardians, domestic workers and family members wanting to learn first aid essentials for children.

Course Content

  • Personal safety
  • Accident prevention
  • Calling for help
  • CPR – child and infant
  • Introduction to the AED
  • Choking – adult, child and infant
  • Recovery position
  • Head injuries
  • Basic spinal immobilization
  • Sprains
  • Broken bones (fractures)
  • Bleeding
  • Asthma
  • Burns
  • Seizures
  • Poisoning
  • Bites
  • Bee stings
  • Allergic reactions