Purpose

This unit standard is for persons required to assess the emergency situation and providing basic Life Support and basic First Aid in order to stabilise patients prior to transfer to the emergency services.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of emergency scene management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of elementary anatomy and physiology
  • Assess an emergency situation
  • Apply First Aid procedures to the life-threatening situation
  • Treat common injuries

SAQA ID: 119567
NQF Level: 1
Credits: 5
Accrediting SETA: TETA
Duration: 2 days
Recommended Entry Criteria:
Communication at ABET level 3
Mathematical Literacy at ABET level 3

Unit Standard Range

The recognition and management of a range of emergencies according to the prescribed protocols.
Rendering basic First Aid to the community even if the required resources have to be improvised.

Specific Outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of emergency scene management.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of elementary anatomy and physiology.
3. Assess an emergency situation.
4. Apply First Aid procedures to the life-threatening situation.
5. Treat common injuries.

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