First Aid Level 2 (US120496)

2 Days (8H00-18H30 daily) or 3 Days (8H00-15H30 daily). Total 22 hours

Department of Labour, valid for 3 years

1000 Miles

22 points including 1 ethics point

The objective of this course is to allow students with a basic knowledge of first aid to become proficient and confident in the practical application of their skills.

A lot of time will be spent on primary and secondary surveys and introduction to patient simulations so students learn to make the right decisions on the extent of an injury and treat it correctly.

An additional statement of results may be applied for from SETA if required for Occupational Health and Safety qualification.

This submission is done on request only and carries an additional administrative fee. SETA statement of results can take up to 18 months post course to receive and the speed of this government regulated process is out of our control.

Theory 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
  • First Aid kits

Practical Component

  • CPR – adult, child and infant
  • Use of a barrier device
  • Use of a pocket mask
  • Use of an AED
  • Rescue breathing
  • Team resuscitation
  • Secondary survey – head to toe
  • Spinal immobilization
  • Spinal clearance
  • Splinting
  • Pelvic immobilization
  • Bandaging