Surf Level 2 First Aid
This Surf Level 2 First Aid Course refreshes Level one surf skills, builds on the use of a AED/defibrillator while preforming CPR and focuses on the preparation of patients for transportation.
SLS First Aid Level 2
Unit Standards: Candidates are assessed in accordance with NZQA Unit standards 25411 and 11473
Prerequisites: Current SLSNZ member, 15 years of age, SLS Level 1
Duration: 1 day
Note: During this course level 1 is refreshed
Description: This 1 day course commences with the same formative assessment as was conducted during the Level 1 course (Level 1 is refreshed). The course content covers knowledge and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and its integration into basic life support; the management of orthopaedic trauma/medical emergencies including the immobilisation of major fractures and spinal management, and the preparation of a patient in for transportation to hospital. The course will also cover patient monitoring practices in relation to the SLS environment.
Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Demonstrate the use of the AED in combination with Basic Life Support
Recognise when an AED is required;
Basics of ventricular fibrillation and defibrillation
The importance of early defibrillation in case of cardiac arrest
What makes a victim suitable/unsuitable for defibrillation
Maintenance requirements of AEDs
Operate the AED efficiently and safely
Attaching the regulator/cracking cylinder
Delivery devices and flow rates
Indications for oxygen therapy
Patient monitoring (including but not limited to):
Packaging patients for transport:
Become familiar with correct transport methods through the participation of skill stations centred around the expectations of the primary resource and user’s manual recommendations, as well as current pre-hospital emergency care practices
Correctly perform, as a lone rescuer, the assessment of an unconscious, non-breathing victim who has no signs of life.
Execute different scenarios without failure (shockable, non-shockable)
Demonstrate clinical techniques or methodologies that have proven to be most effective at delivering a desired outcome and are actively promoted across the pre-hospital emergency care sector
Demonstrate the ability to include prevention of threat from environmental hazards; and injury from the use of incorrect techniques.
Current pre-hospital emergency care practices:
For the purposes of this standard, these refer to clinical techniques or methodologies that have proven to be most effective at delivering a desired outcome and are actively promoted across the pre-hospital emergency care sector.
May include but are not limited to: long spine board, short spine board, basket stretchers, scoop stretchers, traction and splint devices. These devices are used to safety move patients from difficult locations. The device used will vary according to the situation and injury, and availability of equipment.
Risk to patient safety:
Includes deterioration in medical condition, further injury, the detaching or loosening of safety devices.
Includes prevention of threat from environmental hazards; and injury from the use of incorrect techniques.
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Key Course Content
- Review of Basic Life support
- Use of AED
- Use of Oxygen
- Patient Monitoring
- Packaging patients for transport