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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.

13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)

If it's not an emergency, but it could be serious call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

The Queensland Health phone line is operated by qualified staff who can give you confidential advice 24 hours a day 7 days a week (local call costs apply, calls from mobile phones may be charged at a higher rate).

In an emergency always dial Triple Zero (000).

Last updated
13 May, 2016
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