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First aid

First-aid training

The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) provides accredited and non-accredited first-aid training, including:

  • Introductory First Aid courses:
    • Perform CPR
    • Apply First Aid
    • Parents and Bubs first aid (non-accredited)
    • Low Voltage Rescue (non-accredited)
    • Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
    • Anaphylaxis Management
    • Asthma Management
  • Advanced First Aid courses:
    • Apply Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
    • Apply Advanced First Aid
    • Provide First Aid in a Remote Situation
  • Industry Specific first aid training:
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
    • Perform CPR for Medical Professionals
    • Certificate II in Emergency Medical Service First Response
    • Tailored programs to meet industry-specific requirements, including for the mining industry

Book online or call 13 QGOV (13 7468).

Read first-aid hints and tips on the QAS website.

Defibrillators and specialist first aid equipment

QAS sells a range of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and other specialist first aid equipment. For more information or to request a quote, please call 13 QGOV (13 7468) or email FirstAidTraining@ambulance.qld.gov.au

Please note that QAS does not supply or restock first aid kits.

What to keep in your first aid kit at home

Bandages, dressings and bindings

  • 1 packet of plastic strips
  • 1 roll of non-allergenic tape
  • 2 sterile eye pads
  • 4 triangular bandages
  • 1 conforming gauze bandage (10cm)
  • 1 conforming gauze bandage (7.5cm)
  • 1 conforming gauze bandage (5cm)
  • 1 hospital crepe bandage (10cm)
  • 1 sterile combine dressing (9cm x 10cm)
  • 1 sterile combine dressing (20cm x 20cm)
  • 1 medium wound dressing (#14)
  • 2 non-adhesive dressings (5cm x 7.5cm)
  • 1 non-adhesive dressing (10cm x 7.5cm)
  • 2 square gauze swabs
  • 5 alcohol swabs
  • 1 wound-closure steri-strip

Tools

  • 1 pair stainless steel scissors (sharp/blunt)
  • 1 pair of forceps
  • 1 stainless steel splinter remover

Other essentials

  • 1 pack (10 pairs) of latex gloves
  • 1 resuscitation mask
  • 2 bottles of eye irrigation (15mL)
  • 1 bottle of antiseptic cream (50g)
  • 1 bottle of antiseptic solution (30mL)
  • 1 first-aid hints booklet.

Read first-aid hints and tips on the QAS website.