Course Overview

This unit standard may be an end in itself, or be used by those who intend to become emergency care first responders. 

The course is 40 hours face to face with some self directed learning and portfolio of evidence to meet the requirements of 14 credits

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

–       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; and

–          demonstrate and apply knowledge of requirements relating to patient information and documenting events.


Successful trainees receive a Certificate of Achievement for First Responder

NZQA Unit Standard 29321, Level 3, Credit 14 - Provide Basic Emergency Care

Critical Health and Safety Prerequisites

 A current first aid certificate at the time of assessment.

Course Outline

  • Revision First Aid (if required)
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Shock
  • Resuscitation
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Trauma Conditions
  • Emergency Medical Conditions
  • Patient Assessment (incl diagnostic equipment)
  • Introduction to Drugs 
  • Patient Movement
  • Scenarios

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Why Choose Us?

Pro+Med (NZ) Ltd is a registered training establishment with NZQA. Learners are enrolled with the registered entity that is Pro+Med (NZ) Ltd who will report the credits to NZQA. Pro+Med (NZ) Ltd has a 2019 Category 2 Statement of confidence: Confident in educational performance and Confident in capability in self-assessment.