As health and safety become prominent issues throughout Australian society, the need for qualified first aid practitioners grows. Progressive businesses and industries expect first aid qualifications in many hazardous occupations, while the attainments are valuable for all employees who feel impelled to assist when things go wrong. The first aid training industry has evolved during recent years due to the availability of revolutionary emergency response equipment, along with simulation training initiatives by Real First Aid, where ‘learning by doing’ turns practice into perfect the moment training is complete. For people considering first aid and CPR training, there is no time like the present to apply and achieve a career boost or a whole new start.
Can anyone apply first aid in an emergency?
Emergencies can happen any time and to anyone. It’s natural that friends and onlookers want to assist, and any attempt is better than none at all. For example, a person suffering cardiac arrest can be benefitted by chest compressions alone, even when performed by someone without any formal training. However, the chances of recovery and survival are dramatically increased when chest compressions are performed by a trained first aider. The addition of rescue breaths performed correctly also increases the odds of survival.
Elements taught in Perform CPR
Anatomy and physiology of respiratory and cardiovascular systems
Shock and anaphylaxis CPR
Management of bleeding
When chest compressions and rescue breaths are quickly followed with automated external defibrillation, the patient has an even greater chance of recovery. Real First Aid can impart the above capabilities in only one or two days of enjoyable and enlightening learning. Simulation training also includes teamwork, leadership and communications skills for all-round emergency response capability, with nationally accredited qualifications held in high esteem by employers and business owners everywhere. Real First Aid courses are a life changing experience from the moment you apply, with knowledge and skills that can be carried through life and used decisively whenever an accident or emergency occurs.
Is Provide first aid HLTAID003 a good choice for a beginner?
Real First Aid training is progressive, with attainments fitting seamlessly together for greater depth of first aid understanding and ability. The knowledge and skills imparted by experienced emergency services personnel are second to none at Real First Aid, and HLTAID003 is a great option for people wanting to learn the most commonly utilised first aid procedures. Provide First Aid (HLTAID003), formerly known as Level 2 first aid, offers an outstanding array of attainments including:
• Provide CPR for adults, children and infants
• Provide artificial respiration
• Automatic external defibrillation (AED) training
• Shock and anaphylaxis response
• Accessing and managing injuries, fractures and bleeding
• Communication in an emergency
There are many more skills learnt in HLTAID003, and for newcomers wanting to apply, it’s a foundational course that won’t let you or anyone else down when the time comes to stand tall and take decisive action.
Do trained first aiders provide adequate first aid response?
Real First Aid was established for this very purpose. For too long, optimum emergency response was stifled due to inadequate knowledge and skills retention; an unsatisfactory outcome for those in the first aid training industry with a desire to impart genuine emergency response qualifications. Enter simulation training, a dedicated Real First Aid initiative and the first of its kind in Australia. Enhanced simulation training, formerly used only by medical emergency personnel and the military, is perfect for first aid training, where practice is the only way to develop an appropriate skill set that can be retained for life.
At Real First Aid, we encourage students to participate in simulated reality, where workplace, school and community settings are re-jigged to replicate actual emergency environments. With the addition of actors, props, real emergency equipment, sirens, flashing lights, pyrotechnics, teamwork, and life-saving timelines, course participants become immersed in genuine first aid and CPR procedures, all safely overseen by highly qualified Real First Aid experts. In other words, on completion of the course, lasting between half a day and three days, Real First Aid graduates are ready, willing and able to respond to accidents and emergencies with confidence, courage, knowledge and skills that are second to none.