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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Provide primary emergency care for bleeding and wounds 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116496  Provide primary emergency care for bleeding and wounds 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2010-08-07  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2011-08-07   2014-08-07  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
254220  Provide primary emergency care/first aid as an advanced first responder  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons who are responsible for the provision of primary emergency care for bleeding (haemorrhage) and wounds. Persons credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Identify the different types of wounds.
  • Demonstrate the basic knowledge pertaining to the signs and symptoms of shock related to bleeding.
  • Provide emergency intervention for the control of bleeding and wounds. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit calculations are based on the assumption that the learners are already able to read, write at NQF level 1 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify the different types of wounds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Basic knowledge of the skin and circulatory system is explained, in terms of the anatomical and physiological composition of the body. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Circulatory system must include: blood vessels, layers of the skin.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The different types of wounds are explained in accordance with accepted medical practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Types of wounds must include:
  • Lacerations
  • Incisions
  • Peppered/open wounds
  • Punctured wounds
  • Burns
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The use of primary emergency care equipment is demonstrated in accordance with accepted primary emergency care practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Emergency equipment should include First aid dressings assorted sizes, tourniquet's, bandages, specialised cover dressings for burns, transportation.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate basic knowledge pertaining to the signs and symptoms of shock related to bleeding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The signs and symptoms of shock related to bleeding are described in terms of medical practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Shock must include neurogenic and surgical.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The technique in controlling bleeding, related to wounds is explained in accordance with accepted first aid and medical practice and type of wound. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Technique must include direct pressure (pressure bandages), indirect pressure, tourniquet.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The potential of identifying signs and symptoms and related complications pertaining to. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Concealed, unconcealed bleeding and shock are explained in terms of accepted medical practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Provide emergency treatment for the control of bleeding and wounds. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The treatment for specific wounds is demonstrated in accordance with accepted first aid / primary emergency care and medical practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The intervention for specific wounds must include: Eye injuries, Bleeding from the ear, Penetrating chest wounds, Penetrating wounds, Open fractures/ dislocations, Burns.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The primary emergency care treatment is applied to promote recovery and to prevent deterioration of the condition of the injured person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The complications related to the use of incorrect treatment in the control of bleeding and wounds are explained in terms of related condition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The use of personal protective equipment during primary emergency care treatment is demonstrated and explained, according to preventative health protocols. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Treatment reports are completed in accordance with medico legal requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking. Note: The ability of the candidate to identify first aid treatment needs will improve his/her problem solving skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community. Note: The ability and willingness of the candidate to interact and work correctly, indicates that he/she can work effectively as a team member in the bigger organisational structure. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively. Note: The identification of conditions that may influence the performance and well being of persons and the taking of appropriate action will indicate that the candidate can organise and manage activities in his/her working environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. Note: The ability of the candidate to collect, organise and evaluate the necessary first aid treatment needs will indicate a level of proficiency. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and / or written presentations. Note: The ability of the candidate to use visual and language skills to report on first aid treatment will indicate his/her effectiveness to communicate information in the mode of oral or written reports. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. Note: The ability of the candidate to use science and technology effectively will contribute towards safeguarding the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. Note: The ability of the candidate to identify and refer anomalous conditions to an authorised person, confirms understand that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have an interrelated effect. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 254220, which is "Provide primary emergency care/first aid as an advanced first responder", Level 3, 8 credits.

    Specified Requirements

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal Requirements
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991), Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives

    Site-specific
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Mine Standard Procedures
  • List of Recorded OH&S Risks
  • Equipment and Materials Specifications 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48804   National Certificate: Occupational Safety, Hygiene and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was HW SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49752   National Certificate: Environmental Practice  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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    7. Boikgantsho Consulting & Events 
    8. Boni Africa Events & Development 
    9. Buena Vista Learning Academy 
    10. Classic Human Capital Solutions 
    11. Colgene Group 
    12. CTC College(PTY) LTD. 
    13. Dean Institute Of Learning (Pty) Ltd 
    14. Ditirelo Skills Development Services 
    15. Ekurhuleni West Public FET College - Germiston Campus 
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    17. Elective Training Institute Enterprise CC 
    18. Environmental Leadership Academy 
    19. Essential Skills 
    20. Globalwise Training & Consulting (PTY) Ltd. 
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    22. Growth Management Consulting 
    23. Heavenly Button Trading CC 
    24. Icando 
    25. Institute for Local Government and Housing 
    26. Institute of Health and Social Care Studies 
    27. IQ Skills Academy (PTY) LTD. 
    28. ITO Focus Reagile 
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    30. Jomash Construction 
    31. Josmap Training Institute 
    32. Kalideen Management 
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    36. Khula Nonke Training & Development 
    37. Kokilesedi Trading 
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    39. Leronsa Trading Enterprise 
    40. Letlhokoa Management Services CC 
    41. Lewerb Holdings (PTY) Ltd 
    42. LO Tantsi Fire Consultants CC. 
    43. Mangalani Business Enterprises 
    44. Marcado Human Resources Strategies 
    45. MashMP Holdings 
    46. Mashphe Logistics Services 
    47. Mgwezane Training and Events Management CC. 
    48. Miczo's Enterprise 
    49. Mimoisa Business Solutions CC 
    50. Mission Point Consulting 
    51. MML Consulting CC. 
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    55. Networx for Career Development 
    56. NJ & L Trading Enterprise CC. 
    57. NS Global Academy 
    58. Ntsangalala Business Enterprise 
    59. Nyankwavi Investment CC. 
    60. PMA Holdings (PTY ) LTD. 
    61. Power Rush Trading 170 CC. 
    62. Powernexus 
    63. Puseletso Trading and Projects 
    64. Sebobatho Project Management 
    65. Seige Trading Solutions 
    66. Senelo Trading CC 
    67. Siljeur Training Academy 
    68. SmartMatta (Pty) Ltd 
    69. Spring Forest Trading 578 CC 
    70. Talent Emporium Academy (PTY) Ltd 
    71. Thando Consulting Services 
    72. The Crimson CO CC. 
    73. Thothi Consulting 
    74. Thubelihle Graduate Institute 
    75. TLD Consulting 
    76. Tshedza Training Technologies (Pty) Ltd 
    77. Tshwane Skills Training Centre 
    78. Twin Peak Technologies 
    79. Ukhamba Quality Skills 
    80. Umfolozi FET College 
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    82. Vicmat Consultants 
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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.