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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Perform basic life support and/or first aid procedures in emergencies 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
9823  Perform basic life support and/or first aid procedures in emergencies 
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
ABET Level 4  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2004-12-02  2006-02-09  SAQA 1657/04 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-02-09   2010-02-28  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
119567  Perform basic life support and first aid procedures  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The purpose of each Unit Standard is to introduce learners to the various aspects of community care and to encourage learners to gain experience of community health care with a view to a possible career in this industry.

Rationale:

To develop appropriate skills and experience for Ancillary Health Workers (AHWs) to facilitate active participation in community health care through the empowerment of individuals and communities, thereby creating and encouraging health awareness as part of General Education and Training.

Many areas of peri-urban and rural South Africa cannot be reached by professional health workers due to the scarcity of this category of worker. The key role of AHWs is to improve the quality of life of community members by providing improved access to and delivery of primary health care at local level within the context of an intersectoral environment. There are many people already working in this field and they need to receive recognition and to have access to developed career pathways. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Knowledge of the community and the ability to communicate effectively within the cultural context of the community. Reading, writing and communication skills equivalent to ABET Level 3 and numeracy skills equivalent to ABET Level 2. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The recognition and management of a range of emergencies according to the prescribed protocols. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Demonstrate an understanding of emergency scene management 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The explanation of the need for the practice of personal safety is provided. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Appropriate measures to safeguard the casualty in an emergency scene are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. The medico-legal implications of First Aid are accurately described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
All the above in terms of the prescribed protocol. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate an understanding of elementary anatomy and physiology 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Anatomical structures of the different systems of the human body are described with accuracy at a basic level. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Physiological functions of the systems of the human body are accurately explained at the appropriate level. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Assess an emergency situation 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. A simulated emergency situation is verbally assessed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The sequence of actions is analytically described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Apply appropriate first aid procedures to the life-threatening situation where possible 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Cardio-Pulmonary (CP) arrest; cessation of breathing; severe haemorrhage. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The principles of Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are correctly explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The principles of artificial respiration (AR) are correctly explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Various anatomical pressure points for arresting haemorrhage are correctly identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Various pressure application techniques for arresting haemorrhage are correctly described and demonstrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Recognise and explain emergency situations that require CPR and AR 
OUTCOME NOTES 
Recognise and explain emergency situations that require Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Artificial Respiration (AR). 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. An assessment of the patient's condition is correctly made and the need for CPR and/or AR is identified. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Perform CPR and AR 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. CPR is correctly applied on a resusci-model. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The various methods of AR are correctly demonstrated on a live model or a demonstration doll. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 7 
Recognise and name common injuries 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Various serious injuries are named. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The implications if untreated of the named injuries are described within the basic prescribed basic knowledge. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 8 
Treat common injuries 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Appropriate First Aid treatment for prescribed injuries is described and applied on a live model or a demonstration doll. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Improvisation skills are demonstrated by the selection of appropriate alternatives where regular First Aid equipment is not readily available. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Appropriate follow-up treatment is described. 



Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identifying and solving problems:

SO 2.4 and 2.5 - Recognise emergency situations and apply the appropriate first aid measures. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
Working effectively with others:

SO 1.1 and 1.4 - Identify basic health needs within the community and draft a plan of action showing how the community can be involved in health promotion. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organising and managing oneself:

SO 1.4 - Draft a plan of action showing how the community can be involved in health promotion. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collecting, analysing, organising and critically evaluating information:

SO 2.3 and 2.4 - Assess an emergency situation and apply appropriate First Aid procedures to the life-threatening situation where possible. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicating effectively:

SO 4.2 - Assist in the management of the client`s condition and treatment under the supervision of a qualified health worker. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
Using science and technology effectively:

SO 2.3 and 2.4 - Assess an emergency situation and apply appropriate First Aid procedures to the life-threatening situation where possible. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems:

SO 6.1, 6.2, 6.4 and 6.5 - Demonstrate an understanding of the health related content in the Human Rights` and Patient Rights` Charters; Identify appropriate service providers in the local community who deal with health related human rights issues; Demonstrate an understanding of legislation and local protocols relating to disability, abuse, rape and the aged; Explain the appropriate action that can be taken by community members in the situations mentioned. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
Contributing to full personal development:

SO 1.4, 3.3 and 6.1 - Draft a plan of action showing how the community can be involved in health promotion; Demonstrate an understanding of common health problems and disease patterns in an identified community; Demonstrate an understanding of the health related content in the Human Rights` and Patient Rights` Charters. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
Core  23193   GETC in Ancillary Health Care  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-02-13  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Core  49085   National Certificate: Fundamental Ancillary Health Care  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-02-18  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Core  49045   National Certificate: Lump Ore Beneficiation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2007-11-28  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  24153   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2008-09-13  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  48892   National Certificate: Macadamia Production and De-husking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2015-06-30  AgriSETA 
Elective  49013   National Certificate: Mining Operations: Underground Hard Rock  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-16  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  22673   National Certificate: Wastewater Process Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-11-28  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Elective  24193   National Certificate: Water Purification Process Operations  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-11-28  Was EWSETA until Last Date for Achievement 


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. Action Training Academy 
2. Aldabri 106 (PTY) Ltd 
3. Alpha-care 
4. Ambu Training CC 
5. ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LTD (V/R) 
6. Chrismog Consulting Firm 
7. COMMUNITY AIDS RESPONSE 
8. Concor Projects (pty) Ltd 
9. DE BEERS CONSOLIDATED MINES 
10. DE BEERS CONSOLIDATED MINES LTD FINSCH MINE OFFICE 
11. DIGGERS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES 
12. DILOKONG CHROME MINE PTY LTD 
13. FOSKOR Pty Ltd 
14. Glicam Trading Enterprise 
15. HARMONY GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED 
16. KHUTALA COLLIERY 
17. LEBOWA PLATINUM MINES LTD- 
18. LETHUKUKHANYA HEALTH INS 
19. Light and Life Centre 
20. Malaikas Education & Resourcing Consultants 
21. Mamello Service Excellence 
22. Michaelmas College (PTY) Ltd 
23. MODIKWA PLATINUM MINE 
24. Nascence Education and Training Solutions 
25. NCHEBEKO SKILLS CONSULTANCY 
26. Omabogo She and Textile Solutions 
27. Palabora Copper Pty Ltd 
28. Philani Training and Development Solutions NPC 
29. Richtrau No 177 Pty Ltd t/a Bokoni Platinum Mines (Lebowa Platinum Min 
30. Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd 
31. Technology Risk Solutions 
32. The Order of St John for South Africa 
33. Thusang Metallurgical Engineering Training and Consulting 
34. VENETIA MINE 
35. Wendy Syers Training cc 



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