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
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 statement of attainment with the following unit of competency: HLT21015 Certificate II in Medical Service First Response
There is a maximum number of 12 participants per program.
This course may be conducted at either the Safety & Emergency Training Services training facility or your
workplace. This course is delivered through a combination of classroom learning, small group discussion
and practical activities in either a simulated or active workplace.
There are no pre-requisites for this course.