HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations
This course provides the knowledge and skills to perform remote first aid (HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations). In situations where medical attention, help or assistance is delayed. Furthermore, a First Aider may be required to attend to an injured and/or ill person for a longer time period due to geographical barriers to evacuation. Such as isolated or outback location, rough terrain or inclement weather.
It gives students the skills and knowledge required to provide an effective First Aid response; basic life support. Finally, the casualty management, of the incident and other First Aiders in remote situations until handed over to medical or other assistance.
Respond to emergency situations
Often workers find themselves in quite remote situations and history tells us that medical emergencies can happen anywhere. Consequently, being prepared and planning for such medical emergencies is essential. Whether its a personal emergency or you come across someone who is experiencing a medical situation it’s important to determine whether the situation requires professional intervention or just onsite first aid.
Evaluation of how the casualty will be moved can often be the difference between the casualty becoming worse or getting better. Above all, with one of the principles of first aid being to not make the situation worse. It essential the all options are considered and analysed against the given medical situation.
Complexities of remote first aid
Time and space may be one of the big issues in remote first aid but even with this situation. As a result, First Aiders must be able to apply their skills to a good level of competence. This is where first aid training becomes critical. The course gives you the confidence to deal with medical emergencies. As recall is critical factor the casualty will have the best opportunity of getting better.
At First Aid Training Group Pty Ltd we have experienced trainers who can help you or your organisations to prepare for situations.