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Provide First Aid in Remote Situations / Remote First Aid

This course is designed to equip individuals whose interests, activities or employment takes them to remote locations and situations. It will give the participant the knowledge and skills necessary to provide ongoing care to an ill or injured casualty over a prolonged period of time. It is ideal for remote areas where access to medical aid is difficult or delayed, including alpine, desert, marine, rural and tropical environments.

Duration: 3 DAYS - Requires Pre-work
2 DAYS - Current HLTAID003 Provide First Aid certificate required

Those who hold a HLTAID003 Provide First Aid certificate completed within the last 12 months are entitled for exemption from the 3 day.
Course Outline: In addition to the topics covered in the Provide First Aid course, this course covers:
  • Planning and preparing
  • Managing the remote situation
  • Prolonged care of casualties and self
  • Infection control in remote situations
  • Managing the deteriorating casualty
  • Triage
  • Managing injuries and illness
  • Lifting and moving casualties
  • Bites and stings
  • Emergency communications
  • Rescue preparation and evacuation
Statement(s) of attainment
  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations
St John recommends, as per the First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice and the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines, that first aid skills are renewed every 3 years and resuscitation skills (HLTAID001/HLTAID007) are renewed every 12 months.
Assessment Information: A successful outcome for this statement of attainment will be determined by a range of different assessment methods including written assessment (questionnaire), observation of simulated and practical activities etc. You will be required to demonstrate CPR on a manikin on the floor.
Pre-requisites: 3 DAYS - N/A
2 DAYS - HLTAID003 Provide First Aid certificate completed within the last 12 months
Locations: Melbourne CBD (4 times per year) and Onsite
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