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This course covers essential first aid skills every person should have. Students of Level 1 First Aid develop confidence, knowledge and techniques for responding to acute medical conditions faced in emergency situations. Although a foundational first aid course, you will gain the ability to undertake timely and appropriate emergency response and the potential to save someone’s life when no one else can.

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What You Will Learn?

  • Responding to an unconscious person
  • Airway management
  • Provide artificial respiration
  • Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to an adult, child and infant.
  • Two Person operated CPR
  • Understand the basic principles of Automatic External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Communicating in an emergency
  • Anatomy and physiology of respiratory of cardiovascular systems
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Shock and anaphylaxis
  • Management of bleeding
  • Applying bandages

What is Level 1 First Aid?

Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (HLTAID002), also known as Level 1 First Aid, is a nationally accredited first aid course. Course participants learn appropriate response to low-frequency, high-risk emergencies that can occur at any time, with the skillset translating effectively in the workplace, at home, or anywhere else.

The window of opportunity to revive cardiac arrest victims is short, making on-site first aid staff a valuable addition to any workplace, and although not every first aid call-out is a life-or-death situation, it’s reassuring to have qualified people on hand to form a vital link in the life saving chain. In addition, trained first aiders now have access to portable defibrillators, adrenaline auto-injectors and other state-of-the-art equipment that gets real results.

Real Response prioritises life-saving skills that can be replicated in the real world. We introduce students to simulation-based first aid training that gets you away from the desk and into emergency response action even while training. Once the short Level 1 First Aid Course (HLTAID002) is complete, you will be ready, willing and able to approach emergency situations with confidence.

Simulated reality encourages deeper learning and superior knowledge retention, allowing you to keep a cool head and focus on resuscitation and revival techniques without distraction should an emergency arise under your watch.

 

How do I get my Level 1 First Aid certificate?

Level 1 First Aid training provides learning that remains fresh and ready to be recalled. Statistics in Australia show that of 26% of Australians have undertaken a CPR course, but only 4% of Australians are confident of recalling the procedures correctly when needed. Real Response was established as a partnership between educators and emergency response professionals to bridge the divide using superior training methods. The change has been overwhelmingly positive, with more lives saved as a result.

Real Response first aid training courses are transforming the way people in Melbourne and Sydney learn basic and advanced first aid procedures. A Level 1 First Aid certificate provides a comprehensive approach to basic first aid skills, including methods for approaching a casualty, assessing the situation and providing timely first aid assistance. Real Response training covers all aspects of emergency response, encapsulated in capabilities known by the acronym DRSABCD.

DANGER: Taking the safety of yourself, bystanders and the injured person as high priorities. No one should be put into a dangerous situation, including yourself, when assisting another person.

RESPONSE: After a safe approach to the emergency scene, you will learn how to check the casualty’s response to verbal and physical cues by talking to them, squeezing their hand or shoulder, and similar measures.

SEND FOR HELP: Call triple zero (000) or ask a bystander to do so. Simulation-based first aid training teaches you how to remain calm while answering questions from emergency services personnel.

AIRWAY: Checking the casualty’s airway is clear and detecting breathing is an essential step in emergency response. If the casualty is conscious and responding with a clear airway, start assessing for injury symptoms. You will learn how to position the casualty and clear a blocked airway.

BREATHING: Detect breathing in chest movements or by listening with your ear close to the victim’s mouth and nose. If the person is breathing, carefully move them into recovery position and monitor the situation until emergency services arrive. Unresponsive people who aren’t breathing require assisted breathing.

CPR: Unconscious and unresponsive victims of cardiac arrest require cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Effective CPR saves lives every day around Australia and is an essential component of any basic or advanced first aid skill set.

DEFIBRILLATOR: Trained first aiders have access to portable life saving devices that include automated external defibrillators (AED’s). Progressive first aid equipment enables first aiders to give victims of cardiac arrest the greatest chance of a full recovery.

Real Response is proud to provide revolutionary first aid courses. Simulation training, or ‘learning by doing’ results in students retaining far more information than those in a regular classroom ‘audience’ situation. Hands-on skills are needed for providing effective CPR and other first aid procedures, so Real Response delivers course attainments by engaging students in a range of real-life scenarios to help assimilate course material. Simulation-based first aid training overseen by highly experienced and professional course instructors includes:

  • Transformation of a designated area of your premises into a mock emergency zone
  • Experienced actors and realistic props for immersive emergency response training
  • The inclusion of sirens, lights, pyrotechnics, fake wounds and other simulations
  • Genuine first aid equipment including defibrillators for hands-on first aid training
  • Timed first aid emergency response for appraising realistic first aid capabilities
  • Teamwork, communication and leadership skills development
 

How long does Level 1 First Aid last?

Level 1 First Aid (HLTAID002), takes only 6 hours to complete yet delivers certification that lasts for 3 years. The qualifications are transformative and something all Australian’s should aim for, considering the small investment of time. Life-threatening situations aren’t an everyday occurrence for most people, but the ability to step forward and assist when no one else can makes Level 1 First Aid a training course worth serious consideration.

Life-saving skills and knowledge are more effective than ever, making this course suitable for newcomers as well as previously trained first aiders. Health, safety and security are all paramount in modern society, so Real Response provides on-site training, in-house training and public courses to suit people of all ages and occupations. Everyone can attain skills that assist in response to emergencies and acute medical conditions, especially when Level 1 First Aid is delivered by highly-regarded Real Response professionals.

Course participants train while bonding with others in teamwork exercises designed to prepare graduates for almost any emergency situation. The investment of time and money is minimal, and when first aid course attainments help save lives, the skills learnt become priceless. Level 1 First Aid (Provide Basic Emergency Life Support) qualifications are highly regarded by employers and industry experts who expect trained first aiders to be job-ready the moment training is complete.

First aid courses are stand-alone attainments that are being increasingly incorporated into workplace skills and training packages. The opportunity to upgrade skills, achieve workplace promotion, or embark on an entirely new career trajectory has never been greater, with accredited training packages incorporating Level 1 First Aid into the curriculum. Training packages working in tandem with Real Response training include:

  • Health
  • Community Services
  • Aviation training package
  • Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical
  • Transport and Logistics Training Package
  • Creative Arts and Culture Training Package
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package

Can you complete your level 2 First Aid without your Level 1?

Real Response first aid training courses have been developed for progressive learning. The courses act as building blocks toward higher attainments and greater reach in emergency response. The Level 1 First Aid knowledge and skill set is incorporated into Level 2 First Aid training, allowing you to fast-track advancement and fulfil all workplace first aid obligations.

Real Response training course options are continually expanding to meet demand, with our goal of achieving optimum health and safety in Melbourne, Sydney and beyond. The plan is working, with major Australian businesses and industries onboard including Mecure Hotels, AGL, Sea Shepherd, The Salvation Army and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, to name a few.

Our training courses cover 3 levels of first aid training starting from Provide CPR (HLTAID001) and Level 1 First Aid (HLTAID002). Level 2 First Aid is more intensive and includes training to deal with wide-ranging issues that include burns, fractures, asthma, bleeding, choking and more, along with essential CPR and airway management skills. Our advanced courses incorporate all of the above along with transformative attainments that include emergency childbirth, spinal immobilisation, using a bag-valve-mask, responding to drug overdoses and much more.

Our specialised non-accredited first aid training courses are also incredibly popular, including Tactical First Aid taught by ex-military paramedics and medics who have worked in high-risk, hostile areas throughout the world. This course and others delivered by Real Response meet the demands of workers in environments where there is a heightened risk of accidents and emergencies, such as police, security guards and event staff. Significant attainments in Tactical First Aid include management of severe bleeding caused by gun shots and bomb blasts, along with triage (multiple casualty situations).

What does Level 1 First Aid teach you?

Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (Level 1 First Aid) is a natural progression from Provide CPR (HLTAID001). Every aspect of cardiopulmonary resuscitation is thoroughly learnt, including responding to an unconscious person, airway management, providing artificial respiration and two-rescuer CPR. The procedural steps are taught using simulation-based first aid training strategies that mimic real life situations, and you will also develop an understanding of cutting-edge emergency response equipment. Communication in an emergency is another essential component optimally learnt in simulated training environments that are safe yet incredibly realistic.

The subject matter is serious, but Real Response course instructors introduce first aid practices and principles in an enjoyable and enlivening manner. We are attuned to the needs of all types of students and help everyone reach their maximum emergency response potential. Highly valued teamwork and leadership skills are developed, making Real Response training both career-building and character building. Impressive attainments in Level 1 First Aid (HLTAID002) include:

  • Airway management
  • Provide artificial respiration
  • Communicating in an emergency
  • Responding to an unconscious person
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for adults, infants and children
  • Understanding the basic principles of Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

Cardiac emergencies, respiratory emergencies, response to shock and anaphylaxis, management of bleeding and applying bandages are all covered in this first aid foundational course. Course participants train in realistic scenarios that elicit natural responses, providing Real Response instructors with genuine performance analysis for accurate feedback. You will develop practical and theoretical knowledge and skills that can be replicated for saving lives whenever an emergency arises.

How does Real Response deliver realistic first aid training?

A Provide Basic Emergency Life Support first aid certificate delivers the confidence and capability to care for anyone needing immediate emergency response intervention. Real Response simulation-based first aid training is an exciting development that will enhance the capabilities gained in any first aid course, with advantages that include:

  • Simulation training is responsible for saving more lives around Australia
  • Students are more focused in an active and enjoyable learning experience
  • Students flourish in a safe yet realistic learning environment tailored for your premises
  • Genuine emergency response time-frames can be appraised for positive feedback
  • Teamwork and leadership skills are developed to their full potential
  • Simulation training is suitable for people of all ages and skill levels

Simulation-based first aid training is ideal for onsite workplace learning, such as emergency response in an education and care setting. Additional advantages of onsite first aid training include identification of workplace hazards, risk minimisation, and establishment of local first aid facilities. Course participants flourish by learning in the environment where they may be expected to provide first aid, and all it takes is 6 hours of committed first aid training delivered by Australia’s most progressive first aid training organisation, Real Response.

Basic first aid courses aren’t really basic at all when seen in the bigger picture. The growth of Real Response training initiatives in Melbourne and Sydney hasn’t occurred by chance, as our course facilitators and instructors are dedicated to providing the highest quality first aid training for beginner, intermediate and advanced students. We take the mystery out of the procedures with a personal approach that puts you in the centre of the action while learning, allowing you to graduate with the qualifications required to save lives with skill, knowledge and confidence.

 

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