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Senior First Aid Certificate

Pre-requisite:
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 roll over
  • 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. This award is valid for three (3) years.