Trainees will be able to assess dangerous situations and given knowledge how to manage an injured or ill casualty using basic life support procedures and providing first aid in the given scene.
Trainees are taught to assess and manage a number of casualties, triage and manage the provision of basic life supporting first aid for bleeding and shock; burns; fractures and soft tissue injuries; poisonings; and heart attack; asthma attack; stroke; and seizure. The course includes practical instruction on supporting the breathing and circulation of a casualty with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
The course also contains theory and practical assessments covering the following topics; An overview of regulations relating to accidents in the workplace; Scene Safety, Assessment and Management; and Primary Assessment.
Unlike other First Aid courses Vertical Horizonz courses are 'capped' at 15 trainees per course and the duration remains two (2) days long. This ensures course participants are not only trained to a high standard but are able to demonstrate that they have assimilated the emergency first aid techniques taught to them (see special notes).
NZQA Unit Standards
6400 Manage first aid in emergency situations
6401 Provide first aid
6402 Provide resuscitation level 2
Attendance Numbers Minimum of 10, maximum of 15 per trainer
Course Duration 2 days
The course requires a level of fitness to demonstrate competency for the skill being trained.
Refreshing learning outcomes above for unit standards 6400, 6401 and 6402.
Attendance Numbers: Minimum 8, Maximum 15 Duration: 1 day
NZQA advises that the minimum standard for delivery for a first aid course assessing these units is 12 hours (http: //www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/firstaid-consultation/index.html). The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are now free to promote more flexible guidelines related specifically to workplace hazards. VHNZ believe that this actually increases the amount of compliance required and, for many of our clients, owing to the degree of hazard in their work places, the amount of the first aid training required.