First Aid Level 1 Training Introduction
Level 2 First Aid Introduction
Level two first aid training is slightly different from level one. The evaluation is one of the biggest differences. With level two, you have to write a physical exam. This exam will consist of a lot of theory. Unlike level 1, you need to understand the treatments.
Level 2 first aid will also have a few extra modules. This course includes child and baby CPR, making it great for nannies and parents. We also suggest level 2 if your employees are working in high-risk situations. Jobs can include working on heights, or even with chemicals. You will also learn about animal bites, stings, poisoning, and eye injuries.
Difference Between Level 1 & Level 2
Although just as fun as level one, you have to take this course more serious. The exam is not easy and will ensure that you are well educated. Level 1 teaches you how to treat a patient; Level 2 first aid will teach you why. You will better understand the reasoning behind your treatment. This education can help you become a more effective first aider. In order to do level two first aid, you must have a valid level 1 certificate. If you do not have a level certificate yet, or it expired, you can combine levels. Combining is an effective way to climb the ladder quickly.
CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
Level one will cover CPR in full; however, it does not include child and baby CPR. In Level 2 first aid, you will master how to perform CPR on babies and children. Although it is almost the same, there are some subtle differences.
Emergency Scene Management
As a qualified first aider, you need to know how to manage a scene safely. Let us take a car accident as an example. If you treat a person in the road, you risk injury yourself. You must know that you have to manage the scene to keep it safe. There are many ways to secure an emergency scene. You can redirect traffic, or if possible, move the person to a safer location.
Poisoning, Bites & Stings
Living in South Africa, there is always risk for poisoning, bites, and stings. In first aid level 2, you will learn all about the treatment. Not everybody knows the difference between venom and poison. The biggest variance is the method of delivery. A snake will be venomous. The reason it is venomous is it injects the venom into the victim. A pesticide will be poisonous. The method of delivery can be ingestion or inhalation. In first aid level 2, you will learn snake & dog bites. This skill makes level two great for tour guides and people working around dangerous reptiles.
Below is a list of modules you will learn in level 1:
First Aid Level 1 Training Modules
1. Principle of First Aid and Safety.
2. Emergency Scene Management.
3. Primary and secondary examination.
4. Vital signs.
5. Artificial respiration for adult, child and infant.
7. CPR for adult, child and infant. (One rescuer)
8. Shock, unconsciousness and fainting.
9. Soft tissue injuries; wounds and bleeding.
11. Head and spinal injuries.
12. Joint injuries and rescue transportation.
13. Chest injuries.
14. Hand injuries.
15. Eye injuries.
16. Multiple injury management.
17. Pelvic and abdominal injuries.
18. Environmental illnesses and injuries.
20. Poisoning, bites and stings.
21. Chest pains and paralysis.
22. Epilepsy (Fits)
Building a Career
If you want to become a full time paramedic or BAA, this is a great place to start. It does not have to cost you an arm and a leg to test the waters. Level two and three will give you some indication if you enjoy the field. There is nothing more rewarding than being able to help a person in need. From level two upwards, you will start to learn the advanced skills needed.
Level 2 first aid is an interactive course with some intermediate theory. The department of labour accredits the course. Level 2 is perfect for the person who wants to know a little more than the usual. It is a great stepping-stone into the medical treatment industry. You can combine this course with level 1, or level three.
We offer discount for larger groups. The more students you have, the cheaper it will become. We do on-site training if you have more than ten students. If you have less, you can always come to us. Some companies with fewer students ask companies in the area to join in. This way we can still do on-site training at your premises.