regional town first aid courses

Working and living in rural Australia can be quite an isolating experience. I often think that that’s half the appeal of working in these environments. But it does come with some drawbacks. One of the drawbacks is the lack of access to facilities and training that is readily available to most of the population. In my experience, most training companies don’t want to venture too far from home or places they can find the comforts of home.

And then there is the issue of cost per head. If you are working or running an operation that has very few people it is not cost-effective to get someone out to you or nearby to deliver the training that you need.

That’s where our Regional Town First Aid Training courses can help. Because we go to go to the smaller towns, it opens up access to businesses and operations that would normally incur high cost and absenteeism to undertake First Aid Training. The aim is to be a centrepoint location that draws a small number of people from multiple places in a radius around the town that may only be a couple of hours from home at the most.

Working on rural properties in Australia has its own set of challenges and risks. With the unique combination of working with stock and machinery, limited access to water and excessive distances to basic services, the exposure to risk and the ability to deal with that should something go wrong requires a unique set of skills and training.

Having worked with pastoralists, predominantly in Queensland and the Northern Territory, over the last eight years we have taken the nationally accredited first aid training course HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations and tailored to suit the unique requirements of this industry.

Our courses are conducted at small towns close to you, and if you haven’t seen a course close to you then please contact us as we are more than willing to make the effort to come to an area where we can make it work.

There are no prerequisites to undertake this course as it starts from the basics and builds up from there. It works through all the components of a normal first aid course and in concentrates on three key areas that set this course apart;

1. A risk management component to give participants a thorough understanding of the preparation required to ensure safety in rural and remote areas but also how to create contingency plans should something go wrong.

2. A focus on the ability to care for an injured patient from extended period of time and watch for any changes that might be vital to the ongoing survival and treatment of the patient.

3. Moving patients safely when it is not possible for medical aid to reach the site of the incident. Modern first aid practice focuses on bringing medical aid is close to the site as possible, but this is not always feasible in a rural and remote setting. There ago to be times when we need to extract the patient to either a safer location or to meet medical aid. This needs to be done safely and in consideration with any injuries or illnesses that the patient might have.

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