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Course Title:         First Aid Level 2

Description:         This training skill enables participants to provide primary emergency care (first aid) in response to an occupational risk induced or any health emergency in their specific workplaces.

Duration:               3 Day

Target Audience: Appointed First Aiders, Fire Fighters and SHE Representatives

  • 1. Principles of primary emergency care at the workplace 

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    • • Aims of primary emergency care as well as the ethics and scope.
    • • Personal protective devices and infectious disease prevention procedures (universal precautions).
    • • The medico-legal implications of primary emergency care.
  • 2. Level of preparedness to deal with health emergencies in the workplaces 

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    • • The contents of the relevant primary emergency care/first aid kit
    • • Storage and maintenance of primary emergency care kit
  • 3. Assessing and managing an emergency scene/disaster in the workplace 

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    • • The principles of emergency scene management
    • • The primary emergency care process
    • • Standard workplace procedures in calling for assistance
    • • Management of safety risks and specific workplace hazards
    • • Triaging and primary assessment
    • • Initial Scene management
    • • Utilization of available resources for the benefit of the sick
    • • Activating emergency services procedures
    • • Conducting and managing of secondary assessment
    • • Continual care
  • 4. Primary first aid life support for adults, children and infants according to accepted current protocols 

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    • • Choking
    • • Rescue breathing
    • • Recovery position
    • • One rescuer Cardio-Pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with and without the use of barrier ventilation devices.
    • • Controlling bleeding
  • 5. Managing shock. 

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    • • Shock
    • • Anaphylactic shock
    • • Emergency treatment of shock
  • Conducting secondary assessment of the sick and/or injured person 

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    • • Immobilisation and transporting techniques for persons with neck and/or spinal injuries.
    • • Recognising, monitoring and managing head injuries and levels of consciousness.
    • • Fractures, dislocations and sprains immobilized in the position of most comfort to the affected person.
    • • Wounds
    • • Burns
    • • Thermal stress
    • • Poisoning
    • • Common workplace illnesses – Diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, stroke, heart attack
  • 7. Record-keeping 

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    • • Communicating scenario and condition of the sick or injured person to the relevant receiving party during transferral and in accordance with current accepted workplace and emergency care procedures.
    • • Incident/accident reporting.
  • Course Notes 

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    • Learner will be able to explain the principles of first aid in emergencies, demonstrate preparedness to deal with sudden illness or emergency, access and manage an emergency scene/disaster. The learner should also be able to describe the anatomy and explain the physiology of the human body systems in terms of injury or sudden illness