About the Course

Lesson 1: Explain the principles of advanced primary emergency care in all health emergencies.

he aims of emergency care are identified and explained with relevance to the risks of a specific situation

Universal precautions used during treatment of sick and injured are identified and their purposes explained and applied in terms of accepted health procedures.

Universal precautions used during treatment of sick and injured are identified and their purposes explained and applied in terms of accepted health procedures.

Lesson 2: Demonstrate an advanced level of preparedness to deal with potential emergencies.

Legal responsibilities are identified and explained in accordance with relevant current legislation and associated regulations.

The legislated rescue and first aid equipment and any additional applicable risk based equipment is identified and demonstrated in accordance with specific given uses.

Emergency equipment storage and maintenance is described and demonstrated according to required specifications and accessibility for use.

The level of preparedness demonstrated is applicable to the specific risk site.

Lesson 3: Assess and manage a complex emergency scene/disaster.

Potential disasters are identified in terms of their likelihood of occurrence.

The principles and implementation methods of the situational disaster management plans are explained in terms of activation, establishment and maintenance.

The potential health hazards that may result from a complex emergency scene/disaster are assessed and explained in terms of the causes identified.

The method of triage is explained in accordance with the accepted international codes.


Lesson 4: Describe the emergency care management of disorders and diseases relating to each physical system

Applied anatomy and physiology of the various human body systems are explained in accordance with scientifically accepted terminology.

Common disorders and diseases relevant to each system of the body are identified and described in terms of signs, symptoms and emergency care management.


Lesson 5: Apply primary emergency life support for adults, children and infants according to current international and/or national protocols.

A primary survey is conducted; signs and symptoms are identified and recorded in terms of required protocols.

Methods of managing airway obstruction/choking are demonstrated

One/two rescuer CPR is explained and demonstrated with the use of barrier ventilation devices, utilizing appropriately sized manikins.

Lesson 6: Apply primary emergency life support for adults, children and infants according to current international and/or national protocols.

Recovery positions are demonstrated with and without spinal board and spider harness in accordance with the safety and comfort of the patient.

The patient is transported in terms of availability according to the conditions under which the incident occurred.

The need for oxygen therapy is explained, the administration is demonstrated and the dangers of open oxygen elaborated.

Pulse sites and pulse monitoring are explained and demonstrated in terms of on-going monitoring of the condition of the patients.


Facilitator

Dawid Lottering

Dawid Lottering