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CREDITS : 5

UNIT STANDARD: 120496

DURATION : DAY 1

NQF LEVEL : 2

Lesson 1: The principles of primary emergency care in a workplace.
 

  • The aims of primary emergency care

  • Personal protective devices and infectious disease prevention procedures

  • The medico-legal implications of primary emergency care in terms of legislation.

Lesson 2: Sustain a basic level of preparedness for health emergency in the workplace

 

  • The content of the relevant primary emergency care/first aid kit

  • The maintenance and storage of the relevant risk based primary emergency care kit

Lesson 3: Assess and manage an emergency scene in the workplace

 

  • The principles of emergency scene management.

  • The primary emergency care process with current accepted practice.

  • Assistance called r according to workplace procedures.

  • The emergency scene assessed for safety risks and the specific workplace hazards managed according to accepted safety procedures.

  • The initial scene assessment identifies emergency requirements to accepted safety procedures.

  • Triage and primary assessment

  • Available resources to be utilised

  • Activation of emergency services according to workplace and area procedures.

  • Secondary assessment conducted and managed according and protocol.

  • Continual care demonstrated according to protocol.

  • Secondary assessment conducted and managed according and protocol.

  • Continual care demonstrated according to protocol.

Lesson 4: Demonstrate primary emergency life support for adults, children and infants according to current international protocols
 

  • Rescue breathing explained and demonstrated according protocols.

  • Recovery position appropriately utilized.

  • One rescuer Cardio-Pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) explained and demonstrated with and without the use of barrier ventilation devices, according to accepted protocols.

  • Bleeding control according to current protocols using direct pressure/bandages or suitable materials.

Lesson 5: Explain and manage shock.

 

  • Shock is identified, explained and managed according protocols.

  • Anaphylactic shock is identified, explained and managed symptomatically according protocols

Lesson 6: Conduct secondary assessment of the sick and/or injured person and provide appropriate primary emergency care within the workplace


 

  • Identification and management of injuries and/or illnesses specific to a particular workplace.

  • Immobilization and transporting techniques for persons with neck and/or spinal injuries are according to emergency and workplace protocols.

  • Head injuries and levels of consciousness are recognized, monitored and managed according to protocols.

  • Fractures, dislocations and sprains immobilized in the position of most comfort to the affected person. 

  • Wounds managed according to current accepted protocols.

  • Burn wounds managed according to current accepted practices.

  • Thermal stress.

  • Poisoned patients managed according to current accepted protocols.

  • Illnesses common to the workplace are recognized and described according to current accepted practices.

  • Diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, stroke, heart attack.

Lesson 7: Keep records of the incident/accident

 

  • The scenario and condition of the sick or injured person communicated to the relevant receiving party during transferal and in accordance workplace and emergency care procedures.

  • The incident/accident reporting in accordance with current and workplace procedures and policies.