Senior First Aid Certificate

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This award is valid for 3 years from the date of the examination.

Pre-requisites
Be a minimum of 15 years of age on the date of examination.
Learning Outcomes
Identify basic patient management techniques.
  • Perform checks to identify potential danger to self, patient and bystanders, specifically; preventative actions for communicable diseases.
  • Recognise and manage external bleeding injuries.
  • Recognise and manage patient shock.
  • Recognise and manage patients suffering minor burns, specifically; sunburn.
  • Recognise and manage patients suffering soft tissue injuries, specifically; rest, ice, compression, elevation.
  • Perform an airway management assessment, specifically; danger response, airway, breathing, circulation.
Perform basic patient management techniques.
  • Recognise and sort patients into management categories.
  • Recognise and manage patients with hypothermia/hyperthermia.
  • Recognise and manage marine envenomation injuries.
  • Recognise and manage patient with chest pains.
  • Recognise and manage patients with fractures.
  • Recognise and manage patients with spinal injuries.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic anatomy and physiology.
  • Maintain effective documentation.
Demonstrate an ability to identify and manage patient's condition.
  • Prioritises patient treatment and emergency management.
  • Recognise and manage patients with complicated and closed fractures.
  • Recognise and manage patients with internal bleeding.
  • Recognise and manage patient with head injuries.
  • Recognise and manage patients with asthma.
  • Manage patients with bleeding from the ear.
  • Identify parts of the eye and removal of foreign material.
  • Recognise and manage patients with burns.
  • Recognise and manage patients with seizures.
  • Recognise and manage patients with diabetes.
Maintain adequate first aid equipment and facility.
  • Maintains first aid room and equipment according to SLSA standards.
  • Manage first aid stock levels to SLSA standards.
  • Sterilise equipment in accordance with medial protocol.
Perform basic resuscitation techniques.
  • Perform a priority injury management assessment of a patient.
  • Place a patient in recovery position.
  • Perform a patient rollover.
  • Open airway by attaining a backward head tilt.
  • Perform 5 full breaths in 10 seconds.
  • Detail breathing rate differences for adult, child, infant.
  • Perform mouth to mouth/nose/mask expired air resuscitation technique/s.
Perform resuscitation (CPR) techniques.
  • Detail the systems of the body, specifically; muscular-skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, nervous.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of when to commence CPR, and flow chart procedures for CPR.
  • Detail CPR rate differences for adult, child, infant.
  • Perform 1 and 2 person CPR techniques.
  • Perform oxygen aided resuscitation technique.
  • Demonstrate and describe patient management procedures after CPR.
Assessment
Satisfy the majority of the Examiners in respect to their competence in all learning outcomes by:
  • Written/oral examination.
  • Basic Skill Performance.
  • Rescue Scenario simulation.

For this award to remain current candidates are required to perform an annual proficiency test in resuscitation.