First Aid Level 1 Course Contents

Basic first aid is the first and immediate assistance given to any person suffering from either a minor or serious illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery. First aid is generally performed by someone with basic medical training.

  • Safety at the scene of the emergency.
  • The first responder and the law.
  • Basic human anatomy and physiology.
  • Assess an emergency.
  • The primary survey.
  • Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Choking and other emergencies requiring CPR.
  • Unconsciousness and fainting.
  • The secondary survey.
  • Bleeding and shock.
  • Common injuries.
  • Soft tissue injuries.
  • Burns.
  • Fractures.
  • Head and spinal injuries.
  • First aid and follow-up treatment.

Course duration: 2 Days
Time: 08h00-16h00
Price: R769.00 pp
Cost includes: First aid training manual; CPR Mouthpiece and Gloves, Certificate of competence valid for 3 years.
Venue: On site or at AidMed Training Centre.
Dates: Available upon request.
No of learners: On site minimum 6, maximum 25.
Course Accreditation: FIRST AID LEVEL 1 – SAQA 119567

Notes:
Learning material will be handed out 7 days prior to the course. For the student to prepare for the course.
NB students are kindly requested to be in class 15min before the class starts, students will get a pen and notepad, students will undergo theory and practical assessment on the last day of the course.

First Aid Level 2 Course Contents

Intermediate first aid  is the first and immediate assistance given to any person suffering from either a minor or serious illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery. First aid is generally performed by someone with basic medical training.

  • The principles of emergency care in the workplace.
  • Preparedness for health emergencies in the workplace.
  • Assessing and managing an emergency scene in the workplace.
  • The primary survey.
  • Emergency life support for adults, children and infants, including single and two persons CPR, artificial respiration, using an AED and managing a choking patient.
  • Bleeding and shock; anaphylactic shock.
  • The secondary survey.
  • Management of wounds; soft tissue injuries.
  • Common injuries.
  • Head and spinal injuries.
  • Fractures.
  • Joint injuries and rescue carries.
  • Chest, hand and eye injuries.
  • Pelvic and abdominal injuries.
  • Burns.
  • Environmental illness and injuries.
  • Poisoning, bites and stings.
  • Medical emergencies common in the workplace including: diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, stroke, heart attack.
  • First aid and follow-up treatment.
  • Recording an incident/accident.

Course duration: 3 Days
Time: 08h00-16h00
Price: R980.00 pp
Cost includes: First aid training manual; CPR Mouthpiece and Gloves, Certificate of competence valid for 3 years.
Venue: On site or at AidMed Training Centre.
Dates: Available upon request.
No of learners: On site minimum 6, maximum 25.
Course Accreditation: FIRST AID LEVEL 2 – SAQA 120496

Notes: Learning material will be handed out 7 days prior to the course. For the student to prepare for the course. NB students are kindly requested to be in class 15min before the class starts, students will get a pen and notepad, students will undergo theory and practical assessment on the last day of the course.

First Aid Level 3 Course Contents

Advanced first aid is the first and immediate assistance given to any person suffering from either a minor or serious illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery. First aid is generally performed by someone with basic medical training.

  • Principles of first aid and safety.
  • Universal precautions.
  • Ethics related to emergency care.
  • The first responder and the law.
  • Preparedness to deal with sudden illness or emergency at an advanced level.
  • Emergency scene/disaster assessment and management.
  • Multiple injury management.
  • Applied anatomy and physiology.
  • Disorders and/or diseases affecting specific body systems.
  • The primary survey.
  • Artificial respiration.
  • Managing a choking victim.
  • One- and two-rescuer CPR (adults, children and infants).
  • Recovery positions with and without a spinal board and spider harness.
  • Transporting the patient according to the injury, disorder or condition of the patient/s and available means of transport, rescue carries.
  • Oxygen therapy.
  • Pulse sites and pulse monitoring.
  • Emergency treatment of shock (hypovolaemic, cardiogenic and anaphylactic).
  • The secondary survey.
  • Wounds and bleeding; soft tissue injuries.
  • General principles of fractures and the threatened limb.
  • Head and spinal injuries.
  • Joint injuries, strains and sprains.
  • Hand and eye injuries, Chest injuries, sucking chest wound, flail chest.
  • Pelvic, abdominal and crush injuries.
  • Burns.
  • Poisoning, bites and stings.
  • Common medical emergencies: chest pain and paralysis; breathlessness, croup, asthma, epileptic seizures, stroke, diabetes and skin reactions.
  • Environmental illness and injuries – hyperthermia, hypothermia and drowning.
  • Common infectious diseases, severe headaches, excessive diarrhoea, vomiting, any type of haemorrhage.
  • Emergency childbirth.

Course duration: 4-5 Days depending on the number of students.
Time: 08h00-16h00
Price: R1989.00 pp  excl. VAT
Cost includes: First aid training manual; CPR Mouthpiece and Gloves, Certificate of competence valid for 3 years.
Venue: On site or at AidMed Training Centre.
Dates: Available upon request.
No of learners: On site minimum 6, maximum 25.
Course Accreditation: FIRST AID LEVEL 3 – SAQA 376480

Notes: Learning material will be handed out 7 days prior to the course. For the student to prepare for the course. NB students are kindly requested to be in class 15min before the class starts, students will get a pen and notepad, students will undergo theory and practical assessment on the last day of the course.

Basic Fire Fighting Course Content
  • Fire defence policy; safety signs/symbols on fire equipment.
  • Fire prevention includes legal, financial and personal consequences.
  • Procedures for employees: alerting the fire department and evacuation procedures.
  • The theory of fire: methods of fire transmission, the chemistry of combustion, sources of heat, phases of a fire, classification of fires and extinguishing methods.
  • Recognizing different types of fires (ordinary combustible materials, electrical, flammable liquids and gases); risks from the environment (where the fire is, structure and layout of site, adjacent hazards, structural materials) and appropriate fire fighting procedure.
  • Fire fighting and safety equipment – identifying, selecting and checking fire extinguishers, hose reels, and buckets.
  • Use of Fire Fighting safety equipment including fire extinguishers, hose reels and buckets and fire blankets.
  • Fighting containable/extinguishable fires; fire fighting methods; changes in conditions; fire monitoring issues.
  • Retreating from a fire site and handing over to appropriate personnel.
  • Reporting/recording the status of fire and equipment.
  • Practical training to use equipment to its full potential.

Course duration: 1 Day
Time: 08h00-16h00
Price: R850.00 pp
Cost includes: Fire training manual, Assessment and Portfolio of Evidence.
Venue: On site or at AidMED Training Centre
Dates: Available upon request.
No of learners: On site minimum 6, maximum 25.
Course Accreditation: department of labour and SETA.

Notes:
Learning material will be handed out 7 days prior to the course. For the student to prepare for the course.
NB students are kindly requested to be in class 15min before the class starts, students will get a pen and notepad.
Assassment_ students will undergo theory and practical assessment on the last day of the course.

CPR Courses

Including: BLS for Healthcare Providers

Course duration: 5-6hrs
Time: 08h00-16h00
Price: R800.00 per person.
Cost includes: Cpr training manual; CPR Mouthpiece and Gloves, Certificate of competence valid for 2 years.
Venue: On site or at AidMed Training Centre.
Dates: Available upon request.
No of learners: On site minimum 6, maximum 12.
Course Accreditation: resuscitation council of Southern Africa.

  • Heartsaver CPR/AED and First Aid courses
  • Family and Friends CPR
  • CPR for Professionals
  • CPR for Everyone
  • First Aid Essentials for Children
  • And others under development (CPR for New Moms, etc.)

These courses are run under the auspices (and accredited by) of the Resuscitation Council of South

BASIC COURSE INFORMATION

The CPR courses are designed to teach the techniques of CPR and choking in adults, children and infants, and the use of the AED to lay rescuers, particularly those who are expected to respond to emergencies in their occupation or workplace. The Course is ideal for security personnel, law enforcement officers, firefighters, lifeguards, swimming coaches, health and fitness staff, corporate and retail employees and other lay responders.

The Course provides hands-on practice in the skills of CPR and choking for adults, children and infants, including the use of barrier devices and pocket masks, and how to activate the emergency services.

Course duration: 1 Day
Time: 08h00-16h00
Price: R999.00 pp
Cost includes: CPR training manual; CPR Mouthpiece and Gloves, Certificate of competence valid for 3 years.
Venue: On site or at AidMed Training Centre.
Dates: Available upon request.
No of learners: On site minimum 6, maximum 12.
Course Accreditation: Resuscitation Council of Southern Africa.

Notes:
Learning material will be handed out 7 days prior to the course. For the student to prepare for the course.
NB students are kindly requested to be in class 15min before the class starts, students will get a pen and notepad.
Assassment_ students will undergo theory and practical assessment on the last day of the course.

Advanced cardiovascular life support (ACLS)

ACLS is designed for healthcare professionals who participate in the management of cardiac arrest and other emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units. All students
must have a valid AHA BLS certificate prior to attending the course.

Course content

Basic life support skills, including effective chest compressions, use of bag mask device and use of an (AED). Recognition and early management of respiratory and cardiac arrest. Recognition and early management of peri arrest conditions.
Airway management & related pharmacology. Management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and stroke. Effective communication as a member and leader of a resuscitation team .

Features

Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills, simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active participation. Hands-on class format reinforces skill proficiency. Classroom-based activities promote group interaction and instructor feedback while learning skills.

Course Completion Card or Certificate.

Upon successful course completion, including demonstration of skills competency in all learning stations and passing the CPR and AED skills test, bag-mask ventilation skills test, a Megacode test and a written test, student receive an ACLS course completion card, valid for two years.

Student Materials.

ACLS Provider Manual, includes ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set ACLS Pocket Reference Card Set (set of 2).

CEU: 30 (including 2 ethics points) Course Duration: 2 Days

ACLS COST: R3650.00 pp

Paediatric advanced life support (PALS)

PALS is designed for healthcare professionals who either direct or participate in the management of paediatric emergencies. This includes personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units.

Course Content

1 and 2 rescuer child CPR and AED use 1 and 2 rescuer infant CPR
Cardiac, respiratory and shock case discussions and simulations
Key changes in paediatric advanced life support, reflecting the new science from the2010
American
Vascular access

Features

Management of respiratory emergencies
Resuscitation team concept
Rhythm disturbances and electrical therapy
Systematic Approach to Paediatric Assessment
Course uses learning stations for practice of essential skills simulated clinical
scenarios that encourage active participation
Hands-on class format reinforces skills proficiency

Course Completion Card or Certificate

Students who successfully complete the PALS Course, will receive a PALS Provider Course Completion Card, valid for two years.

Student Materials

PALS Emergency Crash Cart Cards, PALS Pocket Reference Card and PALS Provider
Manual with Pocket Reference Card

CEU: 29 (including 1 ethics points) Course Duration: 2 Days

PALS COST: R3650.00 pp

International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)

The ITLS ® provider courses are aimed at basic and intermediate life support, advanced life support (ALS) paramedics, nurses and medical doctors who wish to further their knowledge in the management of trauma patients in the pre-hospital setting.

Course Completion Card or Certificate

On successful completion of the course (written and practical assessment), participants will receive an ITLS ® course completion certificate. The certificate is valid for three years.

Student Materials

Course applicants will required to purchase and download their own Ebook for the course: the 8th Edition Manuals will no longer be used on any of the ITLS courses going forward. The manual can be found: https://www.vitalsource.com/za/products/international-trauma-life-support-for- emergency-v9781292357683

CEU: 25
Course Duration: 2 Days Courses available:

  • ITLS Basic
  • ITLS Advanced
  • ITLS Paediatric

COST: R3750.00 pp

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