Basic First Aid Course

Basic First Aid Course Overview

This certificated course is designed to motivate and train a person to be the First Aid personnel capable of providing immediate first aid assistance in any situation.

Attendees are trained to a high standard of patient care with both instructor and peer assessment throughout the 1-day course. More than 50% of the course is practical so that attendees gain competency with the various First Aid techniques.

Who should attend?

Persons over the age of sixteen, wanting knowledge of First Aid.

NZQA Credits

The Unit Standards associated with this course are:

6401 Provide First Aid – Version 6, Level 2, Credits 1

6402 Provide Basic Life Support – Version 8, Level 1, Credits 1

If you would like these credits logged with NZQA, please provide your NZQA number or NSN number and your date of birth to your MediTrain Instructor.

Topics Include

  • Approaching an Accident Scene

  • Barriers
  • Primary Assessment

  • Rescue Breathing – adult / child / infant

  • CPR – adult / child / infant

  • Choking – adult / child / infant – Conscious and Unconscious

  • External and Internal bleeding

  • Shock & Recovery Position

  • Heart Attack

  • Stroke

  • Illness Assessment

  • Seizures

  • Allergies

  • Asthma

  • Poisoning

  • Burns & Scalds

  • Fractures & dislocations

  • Soft Tissue Injuries – sprains & strains


8 hours

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