Remote First Aid

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SISOOPS305A – Provide first aid in a remote location

Description: Would you KNOW what to do if medical help was delayed? Any situation where medical help is 60 minutes or more away is classified as remote. This course provides the knowledge and skills to provide First Aid in remote situations. You will learn the skills and knowledge required to provide First Aid response, life support, management of person(s), the incident and other first aiders in remote situations until hand over to medical or other assistance.
Cost: $395 per participant  (Group pricing available)
Time: This is a two day face to face course with a heavy emphasis on practical hands on exercises. There is pre-work required
Prerequisites: HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid



At the successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years*. Certificate contains the units:

  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • SISOOPS305A – Provide first aid in a remote location

*Please note that the CPR component of the training is only valid for 12 months and should be updated annually.

Topics covered in Remote First Aid

In addition to the Provide First Aid topics, the following will be covered.

  • Secondary Survey
  • Determine principles for the assessment and movement of the sick and injured
  • First aid-Spinal assessment
  • Manual handling
  • Plan and prepare for isolated travel or work if required, accounting for unexpected contingencies
  • Casualty monitoring and assessment
  • Additional protocols and treatment options for a range of medical emergencies
  • Prepare for isolated or remote travel or work being undertaken, accounting for identified contingencies
  • Ensure appropriate communication equipment is selected to apply appropriate response in the given area
  • Obtain relevant first aid supplies to cover the identified contingencies of the area

Assess the situation.

  • Identify physical hazards and minimise according to Occupational Health and Safety requirements, organisational policies and procedures  and the physical environment
  • Assess risks to first aider and others and ensure appropriate response determined to take prompt control of situation
  • Ascertain the need for emergency services or medical assistance and prioritise triage where required
  • Ensure resources are deployed to appropriate locations as required in accordance with organisational policies procedures and the limitations of the physical environment

Manage the casualty.

  • Determine appropriate first aid management and apply
  • Improvise and use first aid equipment as required
  • Monitor and respond to casualty’s condition in accordance with effective first aid principles
  • Establish communication links to medical services to ensure prompt control action is undertaken
  • Undertake administration of medication under medical instruction
  • Evaluate environmental conditions or casualty’s condition to determine the consideration of whether to transport casualty  to medical assistance or wait
  • Provide reassurance and support to casualty during the wait for medical assistance
  • Determine and ensure casualty’s comfort by establishing and explaining the nature of illness or injury and the management procedures
  • Undertake shelter from the elements in accordance with environmental conditions
  • Monitor and document the casualty’s condition over time to assist in on-going management
  • Assist in the evacuation of the casualty by emergency services is provided as required

Coordinate first aid activities until arrival of medical assistance.

  • Identify available resources required
  • Establish communication links with appropriate personnel emergency management services and medical assistance as appropriate
  • Organise correct amount of resources to appropriate locations in an effective manner to ensure timely arrival of required resources
  • Document the provision of resources and modify as recommended
  • Monitor the management of casualties in accordance with first aid principles and organisational policies and procedures
  • Coordinate evacuation of casualties according to organisational evacuation procedures
  • Arrange support services for personnel involved in the incident in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

Communicate essential incident details.

  • Maintain communication with relevant personnel using appropriate equipment
  • Communicate first aid information with other providers and professional carers as appropriate to meet their needs and in accordance with organisational policies and procedures
  • Communicate information calmly to reassure casualty, adopting a communication style to match the casualty’s level of consciousness

Evaluate the incident.

  • Evaluate the management of the incident and develop an action plan in consultation with relevant parties, as required
  • Participate in debriefing or evaluation either by self or others to improve future operations and address individual’s needs
  • Provide access to critical stress facilitators where required
  • Implement site management procedures and evaluate in accordance with risk assessment
  • Formulate and review contingency planning to identify and select alternative management plan and principles

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can this training be delivered?
The course requires training either at the workplace, so students can develop skills consistent with the job environment, at a simulated workplace or in a classroom setting. This is a practical hands on course, best run in a remote location.

Do I need a USI before enrolling?
Yes, All participants must gain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) prior to enrolling in and attending their course. You can apply for your USI here. Please note that you will not receive a Statement of Attainment for your course until you have supplied your USI. For more information about the USI and how to apply for one, click here.

SISOOPS305A: What skills and knowledge will I get from this course

Required skills

  • resuscitation skills to safely provide first aid in a remote location, prior to further assistance arriving
  • demonstration of first aid principles to ensure safe use of remote first aid in an emergency situation
  • ability to adequately use infection control procedures to ensure the safe handling of casualty
  • safe manual handling skills to ensure safety of casualty
  • initial, secondary and ongoing casualty assessment to ensure ongoing safety of casualty, prior to further assistance arriving.
  • prepare written incident report or written information to enable the writing of an incident report by supervisor or other staff member
  • communication and interpersonal skills to:
  • provide direction to group and other outdoor recreation leaders
  • inform further assistance on situation and direction upon arrival
  • incident management skills to safely manage and report situations
  • ability to interpret and use listed documents to ensure correct reporting and first aid equipment
  • problem-solving skills to:
  • identify first aid situations and deal with them
  • develop sustainable solutions that meet the needs of all stakeholders
  • language and literacy skills to:
  • read and analyse relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures
  • document incident and incident reports, verbal and written
  • communicate information to group, further assistance and other outdoor recreation leaders
  • planning and organising skills to:
  • plan further action
  • monitor casualty, situation and group.

Required knowledge

  • basic anatomy, including the skeletal anatomy, muscles, joints and bones, to ensure correct use of first aid
  • basic physiology to ensure first aid used correctly
  • legal requirements to make correct decisions when applying first aid
  • duty of care when applying first aid to clients
  • care of unconscious to ensure correct treatment is used, without further damage
  • State and territory regulatory requirements relating to currency of skill and knowledge to ensure remote first aid is kept up to date
  • working knowledge of communication systems, equipment and methods used in remote locations
  • knowledge of management option evaluation relating to transporting casualty
  • knowledge of the first aid in a remote location principles in order to address contingencies specific to differing types of situations
  • consideration of the welfare of the casualty and further actions to ensure safe welfare

SISOOPS305A How will I be assessed for this course?

  • The following assessment tasks are required for this course:
  • Multiple choice and written questions – knowledge assessment
  • Respond to simulated emergency scenarios:
  • Performing CPR on an adult and an infant (Please note: CPR must be demonstrated on the floor for 2 minutes)
  • Broken limbs, including Upper and Lower slings
  • Sprains and strains
  • Pressure Immobilisation Technique (for snake bites etc)
  • Managing choking
  • Asthma and Anaphylaxis

Do I need to complete a refresher or recertification for Provide first aid in a remote location ?
Recertification is every 3 years and CPR every 12 months.