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.
- Financial member of Altona Life Saving Club
- Age at least 14 years on the date of final assessment
- Full Course for currently proficient Bronze Medallion holders – one day
- Full Course for non-Bronze Medallion holders – two days
- 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
Life Saving Victoria provides candidates with an Apply (Senior First Aid) Workbook to complete; this is a handy reference guide to keep.
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.
Members are required to requalify this award annually. Requalification takes around 2–3 hours to complete.