Senior First Aid

Apply (Senior) First Aid train­ing aims to develop the knowl­edge and skills for a per­son to man­age emer­gency First Aid sit­u­a­tions and com­pe­tently deliver emer­gency care until the arrival of pro­fes­sional med­ical support.  This Award is recog­nised both within surf life sav­ing and in the broader workplace.

Course pre­req­ui­sites:

  • Finan­cial mem­ber of Altona Life Sav­ing Club
  • Age at least 14 years on the date of final assessment

Course length:

  • Full Course for cur­rently pro­fi­cient Bronze Medal­lion hold­ers – one day
  • Full Course for non-Bronze Medal­lion hold­ers – two days

Course out­comes:

  • Apply the prin­ci­ples of First Aid
  • Recog­nise and man­age emer­gency situations 
  • Effec­tively per­form car­diopul­monary resus­ci­ta­tion (CPR)
  • Unpack and apply a defibrillator
  • Treat of wounds, shock and severe bleeding
  • Treat infec­tion, shock, frac­tures, bleed­ing, burns, sprains and strains
  • Safely and effec­tively man­age emer­gen­cies due to lack of oxy­gen, excess heat or cold
  • Recog­nise and man­age med­ical con­di­tions that may need emer­gency care, includ­ing heart attack, stroke, asthma, ana­phy­laxis, dia­betes and epilepsy
  • Man­age com­mon med­ical emergencies
  • Treat poi­son­ing, includ­ing ven­omous bites and stings
  • Per­form safe man­ual han­dling techniques

Resources:

Life Saving Victoria provides can­di­dates with an Apply (Senior First Aid) Work­book to com­plete; this is a handy ref­er­ence guide to keep.

Assess­ment:

Assess­ment is through demon­stra­tion, pre­sen­ta­tion and appli­ca­tion of all ele­ments of com­pe­tency in the work­place. Par­tic­i­pants will be required to com­plete activ­i­ties that may include role-plays, oral and writ­ten ques­tion­ing, prac­ti­cal demon­stra­tions and per­form­ing scenarios.

Requal­i­fi­ca­tion:

Mem­bers are required to requal­ify this award annu­ally. Requal­i­fi­ca­tion takes around 2–3 hours to complete. 

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