First Aid Level 1

Duration: 2 Days (8H00-15H30 daily) Total 16 hours
Certification: Department of Labour, valid for 3 years
Vitality: 2500 points per year for 3 years
CPD: 15 points including 1 ethics point
Theory Component Practical Component
  • Principles of first aid and safety, scene management and ethics
  • Primary survey, CPR (adult, child and infant) & rescue breathing
  • Secondary survey (medical and trauma)
  • Head, face and eye injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Musculoskeletal injuries (sprains, fractures and dislocations)
  • Chest injuries
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Bleeding, wounds and soft tissue injuries
  • Respiratory emergencies (asthma)
  • Shock
  • Choking (adult, child and infant)
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Environmental illness and injury (hypothermia and hyperthermia)
  • Poisoning (child and adult), stings (bees and scorpions) and bites (spiders and snakes)
  • Burns
  • Water accidents (drowning)
  • Cardiovascular disorders – heart attacks and strokes
  • Primary survey
  • CPR – adult, child and infant
  • Use of a barrier device
  • Rescue breathing
  • Secondary survey – head to toe
  • Spinal immobilization
  • Splinting
  • Bandaging