The Advanced First Aid course conducted by SETS Enterprises is a nationally accredited course that is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills to allow them to provide initial advanced care to casualties, across a variety of industries. The course covers the following broad areas:
- DRSABCD and the guidelines set forth by the Australian Resuscitation Council.
- Bag Valve Mask ventilation techniques.
- Use of an Automatic External Defibrillator.
- Visual and verbal assessment techniques.
- Communication with a team of first aiders & other medical responders
- Manual handling techniques.
- Incident debriefing and evaluation.
- Verbal and written incident reporting.
- Triage of workplace incidents.
Initial care for the following injuries or medical conditions:
- Respiratory distress, including asthma, choking, airway obstruction, allergic reaction & anaphylaxis
- Bleeding control and basic extended wound care, burns and shock
- Envenomation, using pressure immobilisation techniques
- Environmental illnesses, hyperthermia and hypothermia
- Fractures and possible spinal injuries, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques
Students who attend and successfully meet all assessment requirements of the course will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment with the following unit of competency: HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid. Attainment of this unit will also automatically include HLTAID011 Provide First Aid.
There is a maximum number of 10 participants per program.
To meet the course requirements, students must:
- Have sufficient English language, literacy and numeracy skills to read instructions and write assessments
- Be physically able to kneel and perform CPR on the floor, uninterrupted for at least 2 minutes (multiple times)
- Provide their USI on enrolment
- Provide proof of identity, e.g. drivers licence
- Wear or bring long sleeve, long pants and closed in shoes
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
Students are required to be able to complete the following tasks:
- communicate with others clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
- find and use relevant information
- read and comply with work instructions and specifications
- read and record measurements
- record and report information neatly and legibly