First Aid Awareness

First Aid Awareness

This Self Paced eLearning course is an introductory and refresher course that covers the basics of first aid in Australia. It covers basic steps on how to perform CPR, along with a range of other advice to do with accident and medical emergency responses including how to conduct a primary survey of a casualty, and how to respond to medical emergencies such as shock, electrocution, heart attacks and physical injuries.

This is an awareness course only and is only intended to raise your awareness of how to respond to accidents and injuries. It is not a substitute for face-to-face first aid training, or for training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Topics covered include:

  • An overview of how to perform CPR
  • The recovery position and HAINES
  • Pressure bandaging and immobilisation
  • How to dress and treat burns and scalds
  • All about respiratory emergencies
  • Taking care of embedded foreign objects
  • Treating electrical injuries and shock
  • Treating head, spinal and crush injuries
  • Cardiac emergencies and seizures
  • Diabetes and allergic reactions

Duration: 45 minutes