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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.

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and specialist first aid equipment

The QAS does not sell automated external defibrillators (AEDs) or other specialist first aid equipment, nor does the QAS recommend a particular supplier. However, the QAS does strongly recommend households and businesses have a well-stocked first aid kit, and where possible, especially for businesses, to have access to an AED.

The QAS provides advice on AEDs and the characteristics of this important first aid equipment to help purchasers make informed decisions. Please refer to the AED Fact sheet on the QAS website for more information.

The QAS also provides recommendations on what to include in your first aid kit, please refer to the First Aid Kit Fact sheet on the QAS website for more information.

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.