Basic Life Support & First Aid Procedure 

PERFORM BASIC LIFE SUPPORT AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES NQF 1

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Basic Life Support & First Aid Procedure 

This programme equips individuals with the skill to assess the emergency and provide basic life support and basic first aid to stabilise patients before transfer to the emergency services

Unit 1:Demonstrate an understanding of emergency scene management

  • Maintenance of personal safety is explained in terms of preventing injuries to self and infectious diseases.
  • Methods of safeguarding the emergency scene are explained in accordance with relevant practices and legislation.
  • Methods of safeguarding the injured person are explained in accordance with relevant practices and legislation.
  • The medico-legal implications of rendering First Aid are explained in terms of relevant legislation.

 

Unit 2 :Demonstrate an understanding of elementary anatomy and physiology

  • The different systems of the human body are described in terms of their structure and function.
  • The manner in which the systems relate to each other is explained in accordance with basic medical science.
  • The way in which each system operates is explained in accordance with basic medical science.

 

Unit 3:Assess an emergency situation

  • The emergency situation is assessed in terms of priority treatments.
  • The cause of the emergency is identified in terms of main contributing factors.
  • The type of injury is identified in terms of broad classifications.

 

Unit 4:Apply First Aid procedures to a life-threatening situations

  • First Aid treatment applied is appropriate to the situation and the prevention of complications.
  • Equipment that is not readily available is improvised in terms of the First Aid procedure required.
  • Universal precautions are taken which are appropriate in terms of preventing infection. 
  • First Aid is applied in accordance with current practice.
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Artificial Respiration (AR) is performed in accordance with accepted procedures.
  • Referral to medical assistance is done in accordance with the specific needs of the casualty.



Unit 5:Treat common injuries

  • Different types of injuries and conditions are identified and described in terms of their severity, cause and possible treatment
  • Universal precautions taken are appropriate in terms of preventing infection. 
  • Equipment that is not readily available is improvised in terms of the First Aid procedure required.
  • Referral to medical assistance is in accordance with the specific needs of the casualty.
  • Follow-up care is provided in accordance with the specific needs of the casualty.

Duration: 1 Day

Delivery: Classroom/Online

 

Perform basic life support and first aid procedures (Level 1)

SAQA ID: 119567 | NQF LEVEL: 1 | CREDITS: 5

Certificate Validity: 2 Years