What are the Major Reasons People want to learn First Aid?

People unfamiliar with first aid can discover the potential of progressive first aid and CPR equipment, devices and techniques. There are major reasons why learning first aid is more important than ever, and Real First Aid innovators deliver the knowledge and skill-set needed for safe and effective emergency response.

What are the reasons basic first aid knowledge is important?

It’s natural to want the best for family, friends, workmates and colleagues. This ethic extends to first aid training, as there is no better show of support than accident and emergency life saving capability. In other words, basic first aid knowledge is important for everyone. We live in a world where ongoing personal interactions are the norm, and when high-risk, low-frequency emergencies arise, the thanks from those you assist will make all your first aid training worth it.

Australian workplace health and safety regulations are regularly enforced, and first aid qualifications are expected in many occupations. Basic first aid knowledge can be an integral component of your employment, a springboard for workplace promotion, or the impetus to embark on an entirely new career pathway. Real First Aid offers a range of courses tailored for employment sectors, including Provide an Emergency Response in an Education & Care Setting (HLTAID004) and ESI First Aid (UETTDRRF10B).

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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Why are first aid skills necessary for some workplaces?

Tailored workplace first aid skills are necessary for situations where the likelihood of an accident or emergency is heightened. Education and childcare services are tremendously improved with trained first aiders on site, and workers in close proximity to danger, such as electricity supply industry employees, appreciate knowing that their workmate has their back if anything should go wrong.

Real First Aid training has introduced first aiders to an immersive learning experience where knowledge and skills are deeply embedded and ready to be used whenever required. Nationally accredited attainments include:

Provide an Emergency Response in an Education & Care Setting (HLTAID004):
• Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation for an adult, infant and child
• Airway management techniques and procedures
• Anaphylaxis response using an adrenaline auto-injector
• First aid workplace codes of practice
• Appropriate response when working with children

ESI First Aid (UETTDRRF10B):
• Identifying hazards and minimising risks
• Responding to an unconscious person
• Assessing and stabilising the victim’s condition
• Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
• Airway management
• Incident reporting

Why is simulation based first aid training used?

When Real First Aid was first established in late 2014, there was an obvious lack of knowledge and skills retention in trained first aiders. The divide between qualifications and genuine capability is understandable among people who don’t practice first aid often, so Real First Aid decided to turn first aid training practice into real emergency response experience.

The introduction of simulation based first aid training by Real First Aid has transformed the industry, and we are proud of the superior life saving capability of our trained first aiders. Simulation based first aid training is in demand for lots of reasons:

• Better student engagement in simulated emergency response reality
• First aid simulation training saves more lives
• Enhanced teamwork and leadership skills training
• Creating safer environments with risk and hazard reduction
• Timed emergency response for developing genuine life saving capability

Simulation training, formerly used only by military, police and medical teams, is now a well-known feature of first aid training thanks to Real First Aid. The uptake of our training systems by highly-regarded Australian companies and businesses is heartening, making Australia a safer place for everyone.

What is the main reason why you need a first aid kit?

Trained first aiders don’t usually encounter life-threatening emergencies on a regular basis, but we all deal with painful sprains, strains and cuts from time to time. A basic first aid kit is the resource first aiders most often require when responding to accidents and incidents. Essential items in a first aid kit include gloves, a face shield for CPR, dressings and antiseptic.

Trained first aid officers are a vital safety resource; overseeing busy environments, minimising risks, helping casualties to recover and recuperate, communicating with other first aiders, and if need be, becoming an essential link in the life saving chain during serious emergencies. These are just a few reasons for undertaking Real First Aid training.