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HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations

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Provide first aid in remote situations


Overview/Content
This nationally accredited course develops the knowledge and skills to provide a remote first aid response and emergency life support to a casualty in a remote, wilderness or isolated environment.
The unit applies to workers, teachers, outdoor enthusiasts such as hikers or bushwalkers who may be required to prepare for and provide a first aid response in locations beyond the reach of timely medical assistance.
The emphasis of this highly practical course is on managing a casualty in a remote environment for an extended period of time. The course is conducted away from a classroom environment by our highly skilled paramedic trainers. This remote area first aid course lends itself to experiential practical scenarios and role play.
An online component of approximately 2+ hours (depending on previous first aid knowledge) is required to be completed before commencement of the course.

Learning Objectives

  • Respond to a remote emergency situation

  • Apply appropriate first aid procedures

  • Manage the incident



Delivery Mode
2 days face-to-face training and assessment with online e-Learning

Qualification Issued
HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations

More About This Course
Your trainer will be a paramedic - there can be no better trainer than one who has "lived" the experience. As a trusted health professional, they will teach the "why" of first aid and are committed to you leaving your course with confidence and competence.

Some topics for the Remote / Wilderness first aid course are:

  • Contingency planning, equipment, improvisation

  • Risk Assessment

  • Access and egress

  • Communication strategies and equipment

  • Long term first aid management of injuries and illnesses

  • Safety in extreme climates

  • Emergency shelter

  • Positioning and moving a casualty, immobilisation techniques

  • Manual handling

  • Pain management

  • Evacuation methods including aero-medical evacuation



People over the age of 14 years are eligible to attend. Students attending the course are required to demonstrate their physical ability to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult manikin placed on the floor. This is a requirement of the unit and not of Premium Health. If you are unsure of your ability to demonstrate this requirement please contact us on 1300 721 292.





I have been in the Police Force for 23 years and never in my career have I ever experienced such a knowledgeable, engaging and friendly first aid instructor than I have today. I have also never felt so confident and competent in my ability to administer first aid as a result of today’s training.

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