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Pre-Hospital Emergency Care

Duration 3 days
Price $975.00 ex GST per person
Unit Standard 29321
Unit Standard 29323



This course is designed to train people to provide advanced level first aid in emergency situations.

This training may be an end in itself or be used by those who intend to become emergency care responders. It is particularly useful for people who have an advanced first aid role or responsibility in an organisation or work in high risk situations.

Course Objectives

This three-day course covers the following topics:

  • Assess and manage the scene of an emergency situation.
  • Perform a primary survey to identify any life threats.
  • Perform a secondary survey.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe patient moving and lifting techniques without injury to self, patient or others.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of devices and/or techniques to manage patients in an emergency situation.
  • Monitor patients and provide information in an emergency situation.
  • Recognise signs of stress in self and apply appropriate strategies to mitigate effects.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge requirements relating to patient information and documenting events.
  • Assess and record patient vital signs and explain perfusion status in the emergency care first response context.
  • Gather current and relevant patient medical history in the emergency care first response context.

Entry Criteria

Candidates MUST complete an online course and assessment before attending the 3-day practical training.

The online course introduces candidates to the techniques and equipment that are used by first responders. How to use them effectively and confidently is taught during the practical training using scenario-based activities.

Candidates MUST also have a current Level 2 First Aid certificate, refreshed or completed in the last two years.

Special Note

The achievement of unit standard 29321, as well as 29322 and 29324 (which can be achieved through VH via e-learning courses) are mandatory for candidates for the NZ Resuscitation Council (Whakahauora Aotearoa) Emergency Care Instructor (ECI) certificate.

Visit our e-learn section for more information on:
Unit Standard 29322 (Emergency Response Systems)
Unit Standard 29324 (Common Medications)

Attendance Numbers

Minimum: 10

Maximum: 12

Unit standards

Provide basic emergency care
Gather and record information to support patient assessment

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