Surf Level 1 First Aid
Our two day Surf level 1 First Aid courses are tailored to the surf environment and suitable for lifeguards from any surf lifesaving club.This course meets SLSNZ Health and Safety requirements, plus provides you with more in depth and hands-on application.
SLS First Aid Level 1
Unit Standards: Candidates are assessed in accordance with NZQA standards for the following unit standards:6401, 6402, 6400
Prerequisites: Current SLSNZ member, 14 years of age
Duration: 2 days - To meet NZQA requirements our 2 day Surf Level 1 First Aid course is a minimum of 12 hours long.
This is a 2 day resuscitation course covering the following topics:
Assessment of emergency situations, basic life support, soft tissue injuries, bleeding, shock, fractures and head injuries, hypothermia, asthma, oxygen delivery systems, burns, asthma and basic drowning physiology.
Response – AVPU
Send for help – Position, Problem, People
Skin colour and temperature
Airway obstruction for all ages
Common first aid conditions:
Injuries – fractures, dislocations, wounds, burns, soft tissue injuries – splinting, stiff neck collar, spinal injuries
Medical conditions – seizures, epilepsy, diabetic emergencies, breathing difficulties; anaphylaxis, chest pains, stroke;
Marine stings, eye injuries, poisons
Bleeding, signs and symptoms and treatment of:
Signs and symptoms
Circulation check – skin colour, temp, pulse, capillary refill.
Attaching the regulator/cracking cylinder
Delivery devices and flow rates
Indications for oxygen therapy
AED – Introduction and demonstrate knowledge of and use of an AED
Basic drowning physiology
Definitions (and the fact we don’t say secondary/near-drowning etc.)
Basic understanding of the drowning process (without using too much technical jargon and physiology).
The physiological drowning process
The effect of drowning on the lungs.
"Engaging entertaining and so very knowledgeable. The mixture of videos, PowerPoint and scenarios, as a point of review, were great"
Please contact us if you would like to make a booking at
www.first-training.co.nz/contact or call us on 0800-1st Aid
Key Course Content
- Accident management.
- Basic Assessment - DRSABCD's
- CPR and use of O2
- Use of AED/Defib
- Bleeding - Severe
- Nose bleeds
- Secondary Assessment
- Severe allergies
- Heart Attack
- Spinal injuries
- Head injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Stings and bites
- Vital signs