Level 1 First Aid Training Introduction
Level 1 first aid training is a lot of fun. You physically learn how to bandage wounds, and even do CPR. With this level, you will mostly do practical exercises. You will learn some theory, but the evaluation will be on your practical ability. We consider level one first aid to be the most important level. In reality, it is more important to assist somebody than knowing exactly why. The most important factor is to know how to do it. Unlike many other courses, first aid has a real-world approach. Even though level 1 first aid training is basic, you will still learn more than enough. You will be able to assist a person in need with confidence. To ensure that we cover the basics, you will learn bleeding, fractures, burns, and CPR. You will also learn about choking, spinal injuries, and other common injuries.
CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
CPR is one of the most amazing modules. You will learn how to treat a drowning victim or even a person with a heart attack. This skill is one of the focus points of level 1. Knowing what to do during this time can be priceless.
Firstly, bleeding often causes death. Many of us do not know the severe affect bleeding has on the body. When our bodies bleed, we go into shock. If you do not treat shock properly, it can quickly lead to cardiac arrest. Level 1 focuses a lot on bleeding. If you treat bleeding properly, it will limit shock. In level 1, you will learn the basic of bleeding. You will know if the bleeding is from an artery or a vein. You will also know the dangers of both types and how to treat them.
A fracture is a broken on cracked bone. Although it is often not life-threatening, it can be very painful. Knowing how to handle, transport, and treat a person with a broken bone is vital. You can limit the amount of pain a person has by knowing how to treat them. Broken or cracked bones can be extremely painful. This pain can lead to shock. The last thing a first aider wants is to have a patient that is in severe shock.
There are three basic levels of burns. They are classified from level 1 – 3. This number refers to the depth of the wound. You can use very little treatments on a burn wound. During our training, we have heard some interesting remedies. Some people use show polish; others use toothpaste. At the end of the day, you need to be very careful and understand what you can and cannot do.
First Aid Level 1 Training Modules
1. Objectives of First Aid & Basic Safety.
2. The Law, / Record Keeping & Workman’s Compensation
3. Department of Labour Requirements.
4. Emergency Scene Management.
5. First Aider Safety / AIDS.
6. Unconsciousness & Fainting.
7. Examination of Unconscious & Conscious Patient.
8. Hypovolemic Shock.
9. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – CPR (Adult Patient)
11. Dressing & Bandages.
12. Wounds and Bleeding.
13. Basic First Aid Equipment OHS Act 85 of 1993.
14. First Aid Box Control.
15. Burn Wounds.
16. Muscular Skeletal System.
17. Classification of Fractures.
18. Treatment of Fractures.
19. Neck and Spinal injuries.
20. Logroll Four Assistance.
21. Risks in Your Particular Company.
Even though the law requires first aiders, this is not the only reason to get it. First aid training is a great team building experience. You can enrich the lives of your employees by teaching them a useful life skill. They will be able to take the knowledge with them wherever they go. They can use this skill at work, or even at home. Employees often look to their employer for empowerment. First aid training is an ideal way to give back to your employees.
First Aid Peace of Mind
It can be very reassuring to educate the people around you on the importance of First Aid. We often get nannies and domestic workers that attend the course. This skill can give you the peace of mind that your children can get help if needed. Parents also send their children and their friends. Children are often injury magnets. Most of them do not know what to do in this situation. Kids must be able to look after themselves. The parents are often not always there to look after them.
Level 1 first aid training will be ideal for employees, teachers and even teenagers. For young parents and high-risk employees, we recommend doing level two. This course does not cover child and baby CPR. You can combine levels if you want to progress faster. We can also combine first aid with any of our other training courses. This option includes fire training, safety rep training, etc.
To get a free first aid training quote, simply complete our contact form. We will phone you as soon as possible. If you are a company with 10 or more students, we will be able to arrange on-site training. Our trainers are very friendly and well educated. We trust that our level one first aid course is the best in South Africa.