This course is ideal for those wishing to renew their current First Aid certificate whilst learning the changes, developments, and improvements in the years since your last course.
First Aid, like all facets of medicine, is not a stagnant subject - as science improves, new techniques, skills and equipment become available. In order to put yourself in the best position to act as a responder and not a witness, keeping up to date with the most effective skills is a necessity.
You’ll be reintroduced to familiar mnemonics and proven practices and have an opportunity to sharpen your skills on our state of the art training tools, whilst experiencing the PracMed NZ difference. Our Trainers are all hand-picked for their roles because of their real world experience, their charisma and ability to breathe new life into a subject which you are already familiar with.
We include the PracMed NZ Stop the Bleed® course as standard, as we believe it is important to empower students with evidence based skills they could use in a first aid scenario. You'll be shown skills above basic direct pressure methods including the use of tourniquets and best in market bandages, with skills practiced on our state of the art training aids which give you hands-on experience with trauma training. Each student receives brand new, in packet bandages and gauze so you understand every single step - from taking a deep, settling breath and gloving up, to opening the packets to engage in treatment. Best thing is, you get to take this home to practice!
Why is this course longer than other providers?
We pride ourselves in quality over quantity and from our own experience of dealing with First Aid emergencies, we know that you do not rise to the occasion, but fall to the level of your training. So why attend a course to just ‘tick-a-box’? If you’re going to attend, you might as well be engaged, learn new skills and get hands-on practice. The addition of the Stop the Bleed® course goes above and beyond NZQA requirements. We ensure you leave with a renewed appreciation for the realities of first aid - that you could be called upon to use these skills, because accidents can happen anywhere, at any time, to any person. When lives are at stake, we believe that ensuring you are truly equipped with the skills you need and the system and process of what to do and when is a non-negotiable. We only stock the best products on the market. When it comes to training, you are our product - we want to make you the best responder you can be so you never have to wonder “what if...?”.
This course renews your current Level 1, Level 2 or refresher certificate if it was attained within 2 years.
You must hold a current First Aid or refresher certificate no longer than 2 years + 3 months to attend this course. If your current qualification is older than this, please enrol in a Basic First Aid Plus or Comprehensive First Aid Plus course to achieve NZQA unit standards.
There are many practical components to this course. If you have injuries or medical conditions that may affect your ability to participate, please contact us to discuss your options.
To run this as a on-site private course, we require a training space with adequate room for practical activities. At any stage, half of the group will be working on partners lying on the ground - we need ample space for them to work safely. As it is quite practical, the room needs to be well ventilated.
We'll need two tables, enough chairs for the participants and space for the projector to display. We're happy to use your AV set up if you have one.
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