This qualification reflects the role of first medical response workers or volunteers who provide initial care to patients. They provide basic first aid and emergency responses in the pre-hospital/out of hospital environment.
The course covers some of 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 illness, 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 Certificate: HLT21015 Certificate II in Medical Service First Response
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