How Can First Aid be Made More Effective?

When first aid knowledge and skills are retained they are effective. Not everyone encounters life-or-death situations every day, so first aid and CPR skills should be deeply immersed and ready to be recalled at a moments notice. It’s ultimately the first aid trainer and training methods that make the difference, that’s why Real First Aid instructors are hand-picked from the best emergency services personnel and our course delivery is progressive and enhanced. At Real First Aid, we understand the difference effective training techniques make, and we invite you to experience the results for yourself.

Which courses teach effective first aid skills?

First aid and CPR training results in a skill set that is unmatched. Training is also incredibly cost-effective, with many courses taking less than a day to complete. When you consider the amount of life saving techniques and procedures learnt in a short space of time, the full value of effective first aid skills training becomes apparent. Completion of even a basic course at Real First Aid results in nationally accredited attainments and competencies for becoming an important link in the life saving chain.

Which courses teach effective CPR skills?

Of all first aid procedures, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the most well known. This is a good thing, as CPR is also among the most valuable first aid procedures. Effectively performing CPR means that a victim’s life symptoms of air and blood flow can be sustained for up to 10 minutes while waiting for paramedics or ambulance personnel to arrive. In addition, first aid officers also have access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for greatly improved survival and recovery prospects.

What’s Included

Elements taught in Perform CPR

Anatomy and physiology of respiratory and cardiovascular systems

Respiratory emergencies

Cardiac emergencies

Shock and anaphylaxis CPR

Management of bleeding


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First aid has evolved to become an important counterpart to medical emergency services. Having on-site first aid officers or employees trained in CPR is a huge plus for any organisation. Many Real First Aid courses teach CPR skills and procedures, including:

• Provide CPR (HLTAID001)
• Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)
• Provide Advanced First Aid (HLTAID006)

Which courses teach effective AED use?

With progressive first aid qualifications comes greater responsibility. An automated external defibrillator (AED) can make untold difference for a victim suffering cardiac arrest, allowing the life-saving approach to be confident, assured and effective. Not every heart that has stopped beating can be restarted with an AED, but thanks to Real First Aid, more people around Australia are getting a second chance at life than ever before.

At Real First Aid, even our introductory courses such as Provide CPR and Provide First Aid teach AED handling and practice. As you progress through more advanced learning, your AED experience can expand to encompass specialist courses, including:

• Provide Advanced Resuscitation (HLTAID007)
• Remote First Aid (HLTAID005)
• ESI First Aid (UETTDRRF10B)

Which course teaches effective anaphylaxis management?

First aid qualifications are now essential in many occupations. Health & Safety standards are constantly improving, and workers who are entrusted to look after children, the elderly and other vulnerable Australians need to have well-rounded first aid knowledge and skills. Most children are entrusted to the care of others during their upbringing and schooling these days, so it’s only natural to expect the provision of a safe environment.

Fortunately, technology is on our side, introducing first aiders to impressive first aid interventions that combat anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). Real First Aid course instructors can even train you on location at your school, child care centre or other premises. Our courses can be tailored to focus on anaphylaxis, including appropriate adrenaline auto-injection delivery, asthma response, airway management and more. Real First Aid course options for anaphylaxis management training include:

• First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis (22099VIC)
• Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace (22282VIC)
• Provide Emergency First Aid Response in An Education & Care Setting (HLTAID004)

It’s an exciting time to be teaching and learning first aid. The qualifications are in demand all around Australia, so whether you are just starting out, adding to your first aid skill set, or transitioning to an entirely new occupation, Real First Aid will help you achieve your goals and ensure you are always on hand to help others reach their goals also.