A learner credited with this unit standard will be capable of provide primary emergency care (first aid) in response to an occupational risk induced or any health emergency in their specific workplaces.

SAQA ID: 120496
NQF Level: 2
Credits: 5
Accredeting SETA: CETA
Duration: 4 days
Recommended Entry Criteria: AET Level 4 or Grade 10
Certification Issued: Competency Certificate

Unit Standard Range

This unit standard covers the recognition and management of the following range of emergencies for adults, children and infants according to current and accepted emergency care protocols and principles:

  • Emergency scene management.
  • Rescue breathing, CPR and choking for adults, children and infants.
  • Shock.
  • Bleeding and wounds.
  • Neck and spine immobilization and transportation.
  • Fractures and dislocations.
  • Burns.
  • Thermal stress.
  • Poisoning.
  • Medical emergencies.
  • COVID-19 awareness

Specific Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the principles of primary emergency care in the workplace.
  2. Sustain a basic level of preparedness for health emergencies in the workplace.
  3. Assess and manage an emergency scene in the workplace.
  4. Demonstrate primary emergency life support for adults, children and infants according to current international protocols.
  5. Explain and manage shock.
  6. Conduct secondary assessment of the sick and/or injured person and provide appropriate primary emergency care within the workplace.
  7. Keep records of the incident/accident.

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