The aim of the program is to provide a benefit to both the Frail care Facilities and the Carers who are attending the program. The program will introduce Carers to the various aspects of Frail care and Elderly care in both an institutionalised facility (Frail care centre), assisted-living and home-based health care in general.
The essential purpose of this program is to provide training to candidates that will enable them to function as a Health Care worker in an institutional setting (i.e. Frail care or Old Age Nursing Home) in both private and public health care environments. The program will embed the necessary skills and knowledge required to take on the responsibilities of a Care worker in caring for frail and elderly persons. Successful completion of the program will also enable the Care worker to undertake activities of daily living (ADL) in caring for frail and elderly persons in the general home environment. It develops competencies required to provide a comprehensive home-care service in a manner that has regard for life and property.
Basic Life Support (BLS) training reinforces the Understanding of Healthcare Providers around the importance of early CPR and defibrillation, basic steps of performing CPR, relieving choking, and using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED); and the role of each link in the Chain of Survival.
BLS – Instructor-led Training
The BLS Course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality chest compressions, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED.
In the Instructor-led course, students participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations. Students work with an AHA BLS Instructor to complete BLS skills practice and skills testing. Students also complete a written exam. You require a minimum pass mark of 84% required.
The Family & Friends CPR Course teaches the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, adult CPR with breaths, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR, and mild and severe airway block for adults, children, and infants. Skills are taught in a dynamic group environment using the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which provides students with the most hands-on CPR practice time possible.
Family & Friends CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This course is ideal for community groups, new parents, grandparents, babysitters, and others interested in learning how to save a life.