SISSS00126 WILDERNESS FIRST AID

Introduction

This program trains participants to respond to emergencies in remote settings.  The curriculum includes standards for urban and extended patient care situations and is designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical first aid and evacuation decisions in remote locations. 80% of training time will be spent completing practical skills, interactive case studies and scenarios designed to challenge your decision-making abilities. 

The delivery model will also allow the application of skills to authentic workplace situations to assess competence. Applied learning will empower participants to implement acquired knowledge and skills into existing job requirement 

Wilderness First Aid Course’ is delivered over 3 days of face to face practical training and scenarios after completing pre- course underpinning knowledge Multiple Choices Questions . It focuses not only on the skills and knowledge required to provide the best care to a patient whilst waiting for an extended period of time for help to arrive, but also the skills and knowledge required to co-ordinate an appropriate response including communications to emergency services and evacuation considerations. 

Upon successful completion of all required assessment tasks, students will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment provided by Australian Institute of Leadership and Safety (AILS) RTO # 45354 – https://www.ails.edu.au/ for SISSS00126 Wilderness First Aid which includes the following units:

Upon successful completion of all required assessment tasks, students will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for SISSS00126 Wilderness First Aid which includes the following units:

HLTAID011    Provide first aid

SISOFLD004  Provide first aid in remote locations

SISXEMR002  Coordinate emergency responses

 

Wilderness First Aid has a distinct focus because:

  • Injuries and illnesses occur outdoors, often in adverse conditions that affect both patients and rescuers.
  • Definitive medical care may be delayed for hours or days; by a difficult location, bad weather, lack of transportation or communications

  • Certain injuries and illnesses are more common in wilderness areas.

  • Medical care beyond urban first aid may be needed.

  • First Aid supplies and equipment are limited.

 

NOTE: The Safe Work Australia First Aid Model Code of Practice requires employers to ensure that their nominated first aiders attend training on a regular basis to remain current. The Code of Practice recommends that refresher training in CPR/AED should be undertaken annually from the date of issue and first aid qualification should be renewed every three years from the date of issue to maintain currency.

Topics

Units of Competency

Learning Objectives

Program of Study

Minimum Entry Requirements

Student Induction

Assessment criteria

Student support

Course Fees

How to apply