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Apply First Aid

Apply First Aid (AFA) - HLTFA301B
(Formerly Senior First Aid)

DESCRIPTION
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid reponse, life support, management of casualty/s, the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS
The required outcomes described in this unit of competency contain applicable facets of employability skills. The employability skills summary of the qualification in which this unit of competency is packaged will assist in identifying employablity skill requirements.

COURSE MATERIAL
Each participant will receive a Statement of Attainment of Apply First Aid, First Aid Manual, Bandages, CPR wallet card, Bites and Stings wallet card.

DURATION
The approximate time required to complete this course is 16 hours, or if using the pre-course workbook, 8 hours.

TARGET GROUPS
These skills and knowledge may be applied in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. AFA is designed for situations where the risk of work related illness or injury is low.

PRE-/CO-REQUISITES
There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this competency unit. This unit incorporates the content of units:

HLTCPR201A Perform CPR

HLTFA201A Provide Basic Emergency Life Support

This unit incorporates, but is not limited to, the following subjects:

Assessing the casualty, CPR, infection control, first aid management of injuries, social/legal issues, understanding the use of an Automated External Defibrillator, and more.

MINIMUM NUMBERS
The minimum number of persons required to hold this course is 6, however do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team if you do not have 6 persons available as we may have a suitable public course or other arrangements.

RECERTIFICATION
Competency Acquisition every 3 years except CPR component which is 12 months as per Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

WHAT COURSE CAN I DO NEXT?
AFA is a pre-requisite for most of the advanced courses such as Apply Advanced First Aid, Manage First Aid in the Workplace, Apply Advanced Resuscitation Techniques and Automatic External Defibrillation.