01G – Basic First Aid with Automated External Defibrillator

01G – Basic First Aid & AED Course

Basic First Aid & AED Course Outline
(Delivery time: 09 contact hours – 2 days)

First aid is the emergency care and treatment of a sick or injured person before professional
medical services are obtained. It is not meant to replace medical diagnosis and treatment. In
contrary to misconceptions, first aid is a temporary support until professional medical
assistance is available.
Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the affected
heart with a device called a defibrillator.

To ensure that participants are able to provide effective first aid to casualties with
life-threatening conditions in emergencies and have the knowledge to attend other major
injuries that require first aid, with available resources, including Automated External
Defibrillator (AED).


(1) Participants are able to identify life-threatening situations.
(2) Participants are able to do what is necessary to save lives.
(3) Participants are able to provide CPR to adults in emergencies.
(4) Participants understand the principles of AED treatment.
(5) Participants are able to identify and provide treatment with AED.
(6) Participants know how to care for AED.
(7) Participants know how to manage situations in emergencies.
(8) Participants are able to provide first aid to common conditions.
(9) Participants know how to improvise when first aid equipment are not available.
(10) Participants are able to manage respiratory emergencies.
(11) Participants know how to identify a fracture and apply a splint.
(12) Participants are able to provide help to prevent further injuries to casualties.
(13) Participants are able to transport casualties in emergencies.


This training will utilize continuous assessment methodologies (British Red Cross
methodologies) – there will not be a separate written examination unless otherwise
requested. The trainer shall keep competency assessment records of each participant
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throughout the training. Assessment will be based on: (1) attendance and punctuality; (2)
participation in class; and (3) performance competency.
On successful completion of the training, a Basic First Aid with AED Training certificate will
be awarded to each participant.


90% attendance is required to meet certification criteria. Due to unavoidable circumstances, if
any participant is unable to meet this requirement, a valid explanation is required. In such
situations, issuing of certificate is based on (2) and (3) of assessment criteria and
recommendation of the trainer.

Suggested Topics:
Note that topics in this training will not be covered in details except for life-threatening
conditions. Standard First Aid Course is for those who require in depth knowledge of first aid.
● What is first aid?
● Issues in Providing Care
– Consent of casualty
– Safety of first aider, casualty and bystanders
– Protective Precautions
– Critical Incident Stress & Victim Death
● Incident Management
● Primary Assessment & Basic Life Support
– Choking
– Drowning
– Smoke inhalation
– Trauma
– Airway obstruction
– Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for Adult and Children
o A for Airway
o B for Breathing
o C for Compressions/ Circulation
o D for Deadly Bleeding
● Chain of Survival
● Secondary Assessment
– Head-to-toe
– History
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– Check Vitals
● Circulatory Emergencies
– External Bleeding
o General treatment for blood loss
o Bandages and improvisation
o Cleaning wounds
o Prevention of infection
o Disposal of waste
– Internal Bleeding
– Heart Attack & Angina
– Hypovolemic Shock
● Respiratory Emergencies
– Obstructed Airway
– Anaphylactic Shock
– Asthma
– Hyperventilation
– Choking
● Anatomy of heart
● Conduction System of the Heart
– Electrical activities in the heart
● Different States of Heart
– Sinus Rhythm
– Ventricular fibrillation
– Ventricular tachycardia
– Asystole
● Basics of Cardiogram
● Understanding the Circulatory System
– Pulmonary Circulation
– Systemic Circulation
● Principles of defibrillation
– Combination of an AED with basic life support
● Safe usage of AEDs
– Hazards Associated with AED Treatment
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– Taking care of AED and keeping it ready for use
● Soft Tissue Injuries
– Burns
– Electrocution
● Bone & Joint Injuries
– Musculoskeletal Injuries
– Immobilization
– Suspected Spinal Injury (no practice sessions)
● Environmental Illness & Injury (optional)
– Heat-Related Illness & Injury
– Cold-Related Illness & Injury
● Medical Conditions & Poisoning
– Seizures
– Diarrhea
– Poisoning
● Transportation of casualties (no practice sessions)
– Hand seats
– Use of improvised material for lifting
– Improvised stretchers
– Placing casualty onto a stretcher
– Carrying casualties – teamwork
– Transporting casualties with spinal injuries (optional)
Topics could be added or removed depending on participant requirement.