Level 3 - Advanced First Aid Course
Advanced First Aid Training Course
Provide First Aid as an Advanced First Responder
US ID 376480 - NQF Level 3 - Credits 8

First Aid Training

First Aid Level 3 (5 Days) - Course Outline

The level 3 first aid course will enable the first responder in the workplace to prevent and respond to health emergencies at an advanced level particularly those emergencies arising from a specific occupational risk in that workplace. The level 3 advanced first aid training course also covers topics essential for persons working or living in areas where medical emergency response is slow and/or medical care is not readily accessible. This Level 3 first aid course meets the requirements of the Department of Employment and Labour in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act in respect of workplaces where hazardous conditions are present and incorporates the specific outcomes and assessment criteria of the SAQA registered Unit Standard 37648. CPR in this course complies with the guidelines released by the American Heart Association, October 2015.

•  Communication at NQF Level 2.
•  Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.
•  In order for the learner to achieve this unit standard the learner must already be competent in: Level 2 First aid course 'Provide risk based primary emergency care/first aid in the workplace' (US ID120496).
•  HIV & AIDS course ‘Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS in a workplace, and its effects on a business sub-sector, own organisation and a specific workplace’ (USID 13915).

The level 3 first aid course is a comprehensive first aid course that includes: principles of advanced primary emergency care in health emergencies for people in the workplace; sustaining an advanced level of preparedness to deal with emergencies in the workplace; assessing and managing a multiple injured emergency scene/disaster in the workplace; demonstrating knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology of the human body and the specific disorders and diseases relating to each system as prescribed for this course; demonstrating primary emergency life support (adults, children and infants); managing shock; conducting a secondary assessment of the victim/s of a medical or trauma emergency and maintaining appropriate primary emergency care. By using a systematic approach to first aid, our first aid courses are designed to help learners to work logically, efficiently and effectively when assessing and managing an emergency.
First Aid Level 3 Course Contents

•  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 (hypovolemic, 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.

Learning material will be handed out 7 days prior to the course, to allow learners to complete the pre-course assignment. The advance preparation is imperative for the learners to prepare them for the course. N.B. All learners attending the two day course must bring the learning material with them together with the completed pre-course assignment without which they will not be accepted onto the course and full fees will be charged.
Course Details

Course duration: 5 Days
Time: 08h00-16h00
Price: R2695.00 per person excl. VAT
Cost includes: First Aid Level 3 Manual; CPR Mouthpiece and Gloves; Laminated Memory Card.
Certificate valid: 3 years
Venue: On site or at IEFA Training Centre
Dates: Available upon request
No of learners: On site minimum 8, maximum 25
Course Accreditation: HWSeta (Accreditation No. HW592LP00011)