The Department of Labour is changing the first aid regulations, meaning all current first aid level 1,2,3 courses will fall away and a new 5 day full qualification will take its place. Candidates will have to compete a portfolio of evidence to prove they can treat patients. While this change is being challenged and we are awaiting the outcome, the regulations are scheduled to change … Continue reading First Aid Course Special in Cape Town!
To check the vital signs of an infant we use the same sequence of checks as those used to assess an adult Consciousness: talk to the infant, touch the infant or as a last resort pinch the child behind the knee. Airways: Clear the mouth, do not tilt the head, instead pull the jaw up, leaving the child’s head in a straight position. Breathing: Listen for … Continue reading First aid basics: How to Check the Vital Signs of an Infant
It is of the utmost importance to monitor a patients vital signs. Any interruption in the vital functions of the body will quickly cause the deterioration of the brain and eventually ceases to function. The patient will die of a lack of oxygen in the brain. The three vital signs are; Consciousness, Breathing, Circulation and insuring that the Airway of the patient is clear. A common … Continue reading First Aid Basics:Know your Vital Signs
It’s a pre-requisite, if you have children in your care who are not your own, you should always have an up to date, minimum level 1, SETA approved first aid certificate. We have put together a list of the accredited course providers around South Africa for you to : Cape Town NFAA St John Joan Nortje & Associates Wild Medix BLS Medical Johannesburg NFAA Pulse … Continue reading First Aid Courses Around South Africa