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REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

 

Provide risk-based primary emergency care/first aid in the workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120496  Provide risk-based primary emergency care/first aid in the workplace 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

 

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
116507  Explain the functional aspects of the human anatomy in the use of primary emergency care terminology  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 
12483  Perform basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 
9965  Render basic first aid  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 
113929  Render basic first aid in an office workplace  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard will be useful for employees to enable them to provide primary emergency care (first aid) in response to an occupational risk induced or any health emergency in their specific workplaces. 

Qualifying learners are able to: 
  • Demonstrate the principles of primary emergency care.
  • Assess and control a single injury emergency scene in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate primary emergency life support for adults, children and infants.
  • Explain and manage shock.
  • Carry out secondary assessment of the sick or injured person and provide appropriate primary emergency care at the scene.
  • Keep records of the incident/accident. 

 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 1 or ABET Level 4.
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

    In order for the learner to achieve this unit standard the learner must already be competent in: 
  • Unit Standard ID 14656: "Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS". 

 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
This unit standard covers the recognition and management of the following range of emergencies for adults, children and infants according to current and accepted emergency care protocols and principles: 
  • Emergency scene management.
  • Rescue breathing, CPR and choking for adults, children and infants.
  • Shock.
  • Bleeding and wounds.
  • Neck and spine immobilization and transportation.
  • Fractures and dislocations.
  • Burns.
  • Thermal stress.
  • Poisoning.
  • Medical emergencies.