First Aid is a valuable skill to have in your repertoire since you never know when you will be in a circumstance where someone will require assistance. There are numerous online resources available to help you get started studying the fundamentals. The best method, however, is to take a First Aid course.

If you’re unsure about what First Aid courses involve, this article will get you started!

Why is First Aid important?

Knowledge of First Aid is incredibly valuable for both you as an individual and your community because it can aid individuals in need and save lives. People who know how to perform First Aid are more likely to provide the proper treatment at the appropriate time, which can be invaluable in an emergency.

As First Aid skills can be used in the home, the workplace and public places, the greater the number of First Aid qualified persons in a community, the safer it becomes.

Does First Aid training include CPR?

Yes, CPR training is included in Provide First Aid HLTAID011. You can also choose to exclusively complete HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, after which you will be competent in providing CPR.

How often do you have to do First Aid training?

It is recommended that HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training be refreshed every 12 months and Provide First Aid training be performed every three years. This is per Safe Work Australia’s First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice.

What does First Aid training consist of?

First Aid classes contain both theory and hands-on practice of various First Aid scenarios. First Aid scenarios necessitate certain actions that must be taken to guarantee that the injured is administered with the utmost care at all times while avoiding further injury.

What does Provide First Aid HLTAID011 involve?

This course offers the skills and knowledge needed to recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies, as well as deliver First Aid to a casualty in a variety of settings. Suitable for employees and members of the general public who require a complete First Aid education.

The course covers topics such as how to react in an emergency, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), burns, asthma, anaphylaxis, sprains and strains. The DRSABCD action plan is also taught.

DRSABCD is an acronym/mnemonic taught in First Aid courses to assist individuals in developing an action plan for responding to a medical emergency. It stands for Danger, Response, Send for help, Airway, Breathing, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Defibrillation.

What does HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting involve?

HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting is for educators and support professionals who work in an education and care setting. You will gain the knowledge and abilities necessary to respond to First Aid situations such as asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.

How many First aiders do you recommend I train at my workplace?

For low and high-risk workplaces, Safe Work Australia’s First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice recommends:

Low-risk workplaces:
• one First Aid officer for 10 to 50 employees
• two First Aid officers for 51 to 100 employees
• an additional First Aid officer for every additional 100 employees.

Higher risk workplaces:
• one First Aid officer for up to 25 employees
• two First Aid officers for 26 to 50 employees
• an additional First Aid officer for every additional 50 employees.

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