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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform basic life support and first aid procedures 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119567  Perform basic life support and first aid procedures 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Ancillary Health Care   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Curative Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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
9823  Perform basic life support and/or first aid procedures in emergencies  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 
116509  Apply primary emergency life support  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 
116511  Carry out basic first aid treatment in the workplace  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons required to assess the emergency situation and providing basic Life Support and basic First Aid in order to stabilise patients prior to transfer to the emergency services.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of emergency scene management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of elementary anatomy and physiology
  • Assess an emergency situation
  • Apply First Aid procedures to the life-threatening situation
  • Treat common injuries 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at ABET level 3
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET level 3 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The recognition and management of a range of emergencies according to the prescribed protocols.
  • Rendering basic First Aid to the community even if the required resources have to be improvised. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of emergency scene management. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Maintenance of personal safety is explained in terms of preventing injuries to self and infectious diseases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Methods of safeguarding the emergency scene are explained in accordance with relevant practices and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Methods of safeguarding the injured person are explained in accordance with relevant practices and legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The medico-legal implications of rendering First Aid are explained in terms of relevant legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of elementary anatomy and physiology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The different systems of the human body are described in terms of their structure and function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The manner in which the systems relate to each other is explained in accordance with basic medical science. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The way in which each system operates is explained in accordance with basic medical science. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assess an emergency situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The emergency situation is assessed in terms of priority treatments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The cause of the emergency is identified in terms of main contributing factors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The type of injury is identified in terms of broad classifications. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Fractures, burns, lacerations, difficulty with breathing, severe haemorrage, head injuries, spinal injuries, level of consciousness, strains and sprains.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The situation is assessed in terms of the type of assistance required. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply First Aid procedures to the life-threatening situation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Cardio-Pulmonary (CP) arrest; cessation of breathing; severe haemorrhage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    First Aid treatment applied is appropriate to the situation and the prevention of complications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment that is not readily available is improvised in terms of the First Aid procedure required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Universal precautions are taken which are appropriate in terms of preventing infection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    First Aid is applied in accordance with current practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Artificial Respiration (AR) is performed in accordance with accepted procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Referral to medical assistance is done in accordance with the specific needs of the casualty. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Treat common injuries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Different types of injuries and conditions are identified and described in terms of their severity, cause and possible treatment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Universal precautions taken are appropriate in terms of preventing infection. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment that is not readily available is improvised in terms of the First Aid procedure required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Referral to medical assistance is in accordance with the specific needs of the casualty. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Follow-up care is provided in accordance with the specific needs of the casualty. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA the relevant ETQA or with an ETQA that has a memorandum of understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:

    1. Names & functions of:
  • Anatomy and physiology of the human body
  • Primary and secondary examinations
  • Scope of practice, consent, recording

    2. Attributes, descriptions, characteristics & properties:
  • Confidence attained through repeated practical applications
  • Willingness to assist in emergency situations

    3. Sensory cues:
  • Effective diagnosis and treatment and safety of the accident scene and bystanders

    4. Purpose of:
  • Precautionary measures for blood and body fluids
  • Specific equipment and training aids
  • Specific treatment

    5. Events, causes and effects, implications:
  • Events relating to injury mechanisms
  • Safety requirements relating to the situation
  • Transportation of patients, services available and cost implications

    6. Categories:
  • Adults, children and infants
  • Sick or injured
  • Emergency situations
  • Disaster situations

    7. Procedures and techniques:
  • Evaluation of the patient's condition and severity of injuries e.g. critical, stable, level of
    consciousness etc
  • Basic communication skills

    8. Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Standards set according to legislation as per the Occupational Health and Safety Act and other related legislation and policies

    9. Theory, rules, principles, laws:
  • Interdependence of the various systems of the body
  • Specific treatments

    10. Relationships, systems:
  • Family, community, colleagues
  • Emergency and disaster services 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems related to the prevention of complications with regard to injuries and mechanisms of injuries sustained, treatment to be provided, improvisation where equipment is unavailable and referral systems. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as part of a team, including other health workers including casualty and other referral services, emergency services including Fire and Ambulance and disaster services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities responsibly and effectively in a life support context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect analyse organise and evaluate information about clients, family and community with regard to signs and symptoms and make a correct diagnosis. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with other health workers including casualty and other referral services, emergency services including Fire and Ambulance and disaster services. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively with regard to information and communication systems and the correct use of available equipment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems with regard to community and community structures in managing emergency situations. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  49606   General Education and Training Certificate: Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  50584   General Education and Training Certificate: Clothing Manufacturing Processes  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  50225   General Education and Training Certificate: General Forestry  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  59300   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  TETA 
    Core  64749   National Certificate: Community Health Work  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  HW SETA 
    Core  58739   National Certificate: Mining Operations for Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MQA 
    Elective  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  71950   National Certificate: Automotive Components: Manufacturing and Assembly  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  78944   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  80786   National Certificate: Home-Care Practices  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  SERVICES 
    Elective  64949   National Certificate: Laboratory Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58248   National Certificate: Laboratory Practice  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-08-05  MQA 
    Elective  79686   National Certificate: Metal and Engineering Manufacturing Processes  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  64189   National Certificate: Metals Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  74269   National Certificate: Occupational Health, Safety and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Quality Assuring Bodies have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. A&R ENGINEERING & MINING SUPPLIES PTY LTD 
    2. Action Training Academy 
    3. Adcorp Technical Training 
    4. AFrican Dream Campus 
    5. Aids Foundation of South Africa 
    6. Alpha-care 
    7. Altra Medical Productions CC 
    8. Amandlolwazi Training Centre 
    9. Andebe Training and Skills Development 
    10. Anglo - OSD 
    11. Anglo American Platinum Amandelbult Central Services Training Centre 
    12. AQUILA TRAINING 
    13. Aranda Learnership College 
    14. Aranda Textile Mills Pty Ltd 
    15. Aspidus 209 T/A 3D Solutions (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    16. B.I.O. Comptrain 
    17. Barberton Mines (pty) Ltd (16/MQA/0049/AC3/041005) 
    18. Bayteck Fire cc 
    19. Bell Equipment Company SA (Pty) Ltd (ALTON) (TP) 
    20. BMW SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    21. BPC HR Solutions (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    22. Bracha cc 
    23. Bravospace 139 cc T/A Metro Skills Academy (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    24. CAROLINE'S FASION INTERPRISE 
    25. Chamdor Driver Training CC 
    26. Coalition Trading 1238 cc 
    27. COETZER FIRE SERVICES CC 
    28. College of Production Technology 
    29. COMMUNITY AIDS RESPONSE 
    30. CONSTATIN INVESTMENTS CC T/A MAGNUM FIRE (Southernwood)(TP) 
    31. CREATIVE FOUNDATION TRAINING 
    32. Dantran Training 
    33. Dawsons Training Academy (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    34. DE BEERS CONSOLIDATED MINES 
    35. De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd - Kimberley 
    36. DE BEERS CONSOLIDATED MINES LTD FINSCH MINE OFFICE 
    37. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
    38. DILOKONG CHROME MINE PTY LTD 
    39. DIMENSIONAL & EDU TRAINING 
    40. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (PTY) LTD 
    41. DKJ Paramedics College cc 
    42. Donn Products (Pty) Ltd T/A Saint-Gobain Construction 
    43. Donn Products (Pty) Ltd T/A Saint-Gobain Construction Products 
    44. Donn Products (Pty) Ltd T/A Saint-Gobain Construction Products Academy 
    45. Dorbyl Automotive Systems (NEAVE INDUSTRIAL) (TP) 
    46. Eastcape Midlands Public FET College - Charles Good Year Campus 
    47. Eastcape Training Centre 
    48. EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITED 
    49. Ebotse Development and Training Centre 
    50. Eddels Shoes Pty Ltd 
    51. EFS Skilled Labour Training (BRITS) (TP) 
    52. Elizma Goltz 
    53. EVANDER GOLD MINES LTD - KINROSS DIVISION 
    54. FOSKOR Pty Ltd 
    55. Freightmax 
    56. Fundisa Zonke Training Academy 
    57. FURNITURE WORLD TRAINING CENTRE 
    58. GFBLA 
    59. Glen Lilly Outsourcing Serviecs 
    60. Global Forest Products (pty) Ltd 
    61. Goldee Trading Academy 176 
    62. Hamilen Training Consultants & Projects 
    63. He and She Driver Training Centre 
    64. HV Maintenance Services (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    65. I Care Resource Centre 
    66. Ikapa Training Services 
    67. Impala Platinum Limited 
    68. Imperial Technical Training Academy (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    69. Imperial Technical Training Academy (WADEVILLE) (TP) 
    70. Ingelosi Trading 269 cc 
    71. Inkezo HR Solutions 
    72. Inncor Training & Development (Pty) Ltd (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    73. Isigidi Trading 224 T/A Nikulwazi Training Consultants (PIETERMARITZBU 
    74. Izizwe Training Centre (Pty) Ltd T/A Simtech Training (NORTHDENE) (TP) 
    75. J E G Training Centre 
    76. Kemeso Business Enterprise 
    77. Kgothalang Ancillary Helalth Services 
    78. Khangela Trainers Caterers & Suppliers 
    79. KHOETE INVESTMENT 
    80. KHUTALA COLLIERY 
    81. LBT Learning 
    82. Leap Projects 
    83. LEBOWA PLATINUM MINES LTD- 
    84. Lomkhethi Trading Enterprise 
    85. Longata Consultant 
    86. Makwedeng Training 
    87. MANCAS CONSULTANCY CC 
    88. Maranatha Training and Development 
    89. Martiq 1223 cc 
    90. Marula PLATINUM (PTY) LTD 
    91. Mathome Training & Development 
    92. McCarthy Academy Cape Town (BLACKHEATH) (TP) 
    93. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
    94. McCarthy Automotive Artisans Academy (PINETOWN) (TP) 
    95. MESSINA PLATINUM MINES 
    96. Metal Mining Training Interventions (Pty) Ltd (MIDDELBURG) (TP) 
    97. Metals Mining Training Intervention 
    98. MINES RESCUE SERVICES PTY LTD 
    99. MINING COAL 
    100. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
    101. Morentho Fashion Institute SA 
    102. MSC Artisan Academy (Pty) Ltd T/A Master Artisan Academy SA (EAST LOND 
    103. MSC Maritime School 
    104. Mto forestry 
    105. Muriels Projects and Trainings 
    106. MZANSI SKILLS BASE CC (Selby)(TP) 
    107. National Occupational Safety 
    108. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
    109. Netcare 911 (Pty) Ltd 
    110. Ngaphakathi Professionals 
    111. Nissan SA (Pty) Ltd (ROSSLYN) (TP) 
    112. NKOMATI MINE 
    113. Northlink College - Bellville Campus 
    114. Nsele Training and Project 
    115. Omabogo She and Textile Solutions 
    116. Operation Blanket 
    117. Orbit FET College - Mankwe Campus 
    118. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 
    119. PCJ Skills Development Agency T/A Smart Training Solutions (PORT ELIZA 
    120. PDNA Academy (Pty) Ltd (JOHANNESBURG) (TP) 
    121. Phatsiphatsi Furniture CC 
    122. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
    123. Platorand Training Centre 
    124. Practical Solution 
    125. Production Management Institute (PMI) 
    126. QTE Training & Consulting cc T/A QTE (GERMISTON) (TP) 
    127. Rabbit Training & SHE Consultants cc (SALDANHA) (TP) 
    128. Rally Business Consulting PTY LTD 
    129. Rand Uranium (Pty) Ltd 
    130. Rekopane Training Centre CC 
    131. REVIVAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES 
    132. Russ Projects T/A Academy Workplace Development (AWD) (HARRIETDALE) (T 
    133. Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd 
    134. Samancor Chrome Ltd T/A Khuphuka Training & Development (MIDDELBURG) ( 
    135. SAMANCOR CHROME LTD t/a Western Chrome Mine 
    136. SAMANCOR EASTERN CROME MINES 
    137. SASOL GLOBAL LEARNING 
    138. SECTOR EDUCATION AND SKILLS TAINING ORGANISATION(SESTO) 
    139. SECUNDA STEENKOOLMYNE SP 
    140. Seoposengoe Training Consultancy 
    141. Sew Africa Training Centre 
    142. Shine The Way 177 CC 
    143. Shukela Training Centre 
    144. SIMAMA Training and Business Services 
    145. SIYEMBA HOLDINGS 
    146. Skills For Life 
    147. SKILLS FOR LIFE TRAINING CENTRE 
    148. SMITHS MANUFACTURING (PTY) LTD (New Germany)(TP) 
    149. South African First Aid League 
    150. South African Forestry Training College 
    151. SSS Sheet Metal Work cc T/A Sheetech SA (DURBAN) (TP) 
    152. Technology Risk Solutions 
    153. The Automobile Association of South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MO 
    154. The Automobile Association South Africa T/A AA Training Academy (MIDRA 
    155. The Order of St John for South Africa 
    156. Thunderflex 3 Edms Bpk 
    157. Thusang Metallurgical Engineering Training and Consulting 
    158. Thuto Bophelo Nursing Academy Bk 
    159. Thutpbophelo Training and Skills Academy 
    160. TIRHANI SKILLS FOR AFRICA 
    161. Top Performers For Africa Cc 
    162. TOYOTA TSUSHO AFRICA (MEMBER OF THE TOYOTA GROUP) (Umbogintwini)(TP) 
    163. Training Force 
    164. Triton Training and Development 
    165. Tshepo Hope Consulting 
    166. Tshwane North College 
    167. Tshwane South Public FET College - Centurion Campus 
    168. Tsoho Training & Development T/A Tsoho Training (BRITS) (TP) 
    169. Tsoho Training & Development T/A Tsoho Training (ISANDO) (TP) 
    170. TUBATSE CHROME (Steelpoort)(TP) 
    171. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    172. Uitenhage Despatch Development Initiative T/A UDDI (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    173. Uitenhage Despatch Skills Development (Pty) Ltd (UITENHAGE) (TP) 
    174. Umbuso Training Services 
    175. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    176. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    177. VENETIA MINE 
    178. Vicmat Consultants 
    179. Volkswagen of South Africa (Pty) Ltd - Technical Learning Academy (UIT 
    180. VUSELELA EMPOWERMENT INSTITUTE PTY LTD 
    181. Wendy Syers Training cc 
    182. Wessies Brokerage T/A WI Training (PRETORIA) (TP) 
    183. West Coast Stop Fire Services cc 
    184. Western Cape Learnership Centre (Clothing) (Pty) Ltd 
    185. WESTERN PLATINUM KAREE MINE 
    186. WESTERN PLATINUM MINE 
    187. World Focus 382 cc T/A Richards Bay Technical Training & Assessment Ce 
    188. X-Factor Safety Consultants 
    189. XTRACT TRAINING SERVICES (PTY) LTD 
    190. Yonke Environmental Solutions 
    191. Zigna Training (PTY) Ltd 
    192. ZUCRO PROJECT cc 



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