First Aid Level 3

 

Duration: 3 Days (8H00-15H30 daily)
Certification: Department of Labour, valid for 3 years
Vitality: 2500 points per year for 3 years
CPD: 12 points including 1 ethics point

Content

The objective of this course is to allow participants with an advanced knowledge of first aid to become proficient and confident in the practical application of their skills. Theory learnt on the Level 1 and 2 courses is taught at a higher level and is all done in scenario based settings. A substantial amount of time will be spent on primary and secondary surveys so that participants learn to make the right decisions on the extent of an injury and how to treat it correctly. This will be by far the most important and beneficial part of the Level 3 course.

Equipment

This course will train participants on the use of basic emergency medicine equipment. Each participant will receive the following equipment as part of their course fee:

  • Barrier device
  • Pocket CPR mask
  • Blood pressure cuff (sphygmomanometer)
  • Stethoscope
  • Pupil torch
  • Digital thermometer
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)
  • Pedeatric care and assesment
  • Emergency childbirth
  • 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
  • First Aid kits
  • Primary survey
  • CPR – adult, child and infant
  • Use of a barrier device
  • Use of a pocket mask
  • Use of the AED
  • Rescue breathing
  • Team resuscitation
  • Secondary survey – advanced head to toe
  • Advanced vital sign checks
  • Use of a blood pressure cuff and Stethoscope
  • Use of the pupil torch
  • Use of the thermometer
  • How to perform a HGT (blood glucose levels)
  • Spinal immobilization
  • Use of a spine board
  • Use of the scoop stretcher
  • Use of head blocks, straps, base plate and spider harness
  • Head and spinal neurological assessment
  • Spinal clearance
  • Emergency childbirth
  • Splinting
  • Pelvic immobilization
  • Bandaging
  • Emergency simulations – at least 1 simulation from each chapter will be covered