About the course

First aid is the immediate and temporary treatment of a victim of sudden illness or injury while awaiting the arrival of medical aid. Proper early measures may be instrumental in saving life and ensuring a better and more rapid recovery. Staying safe and helping others is the major intention of first aid provider.

This course aims at helping the health professionals to identify and eliminate potentially hazardous conditions in their environment, recognize emergencies and make appropriate decisions for first aid care. It also teaches skills that health professionals need to know in order to provide immediate care for a suddenly ill or injured person until more advanced medical care arrives to take over.

Learning Outcomes

  • State first aid principles.
  • Identify, assess and manage an emergency situation in accordance with DRSABCD.
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.
  • Operate AED in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines.
  • Assess the casualty and situation and respond in accordance with first aid principles and procedures.
  • Discuss about communicating to emergency services.
  • Determine documentation, reporting and confidentiality.
  • Understand seeking feedback and participating in debriefing.
  • Recognise the possible psychological impacts on the first aid provider.
  • CPD Points

    4 Points


    4 Hours (Self-Paced)

    Course curriculum

    • 1

      First Aid

      • Student Handbook - Part 01

      • Student Handbook - Part 02

      • Student Handbook - Part 03

      • Student Handbook - Part 04

      • Student Handbook - Part 05

    • 2

      Topic 01: First Aid Principles

      • First Aid Principles

    • 3

      Topic 02: DRS ABCD

      • DRS ABCD

      • CPR - Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

      • AED - Automatic External Defibrillator

    • 4

      Topic 03: Emergency Situations

      • Emergency Situations

      • Monitoring Casualty's Condition

      • Communicating to Emergency Services

      • Documentation, Reporting and Confidentiality

    • 5

      Topic 04: Feedback and Debriefing

      • Feedback and Debriefing

    • 6

      Topic 05: Psychological Impact

      • Psychological Impact

    • 7

      First Aid Journal Articles

      • High School Automated External Defibrillator Programs as Markers of Emergency Preparedness for Sudden Cardiac Arrest

      • Effects of communication on the performance of nursing students during the simulation of an emergency situation

      • Debriefing Practices in Nursing Education Programs: Results from a National Study

      • Development of a post-simulation debriefing intervention to prepare nurses and nursing students to care for deteriorating patients

      • Importance And Implementation Of Nursing Documentation: Review Study

      • Post-traumatic stress disorder among paramedic and hospital emergency personnel in south-east Iran

      • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Patients With Terminal Illness: An Evidence-Based Analysis

    • 8

      First Aid Assessment

      • Test

    • 9

      First Aid Evaluation

      • How did we do?