Basic Pre Hospital Emergency Care

The students will be familiar with incident scene and patient assessments, the use of medical oxygen and associated equipment, AED and extrication devices in an emergency medical and trauma situation.


A Basic Pre Hospital Emergency Care certificate will be issued on successful completion of this course.

Unit Standard: 29321 L3 C14 V3

Course Content

The course focuses on:

  • Medical emergencies and management.
  • Defibrillation.
  • Stress management.
  • Traumatic emergencies and management.
  • Enhanced basic life support.
  • Patient handling.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be 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.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of requirements relating to patient information and documenting events.

Course structure

The course is a combination of theoretical and practical sessions. Students are assessed continuously during the course.


A current First Aid certificate with NZQA US 6400 or US 23046 that is no older than two years and three months.

Assessment process

Theory assessment followed by practical assessment (including verbal questioning) which takes place when the student is ready/has shown that they can perform all tasks required. The assessment will involve simulated emergency situations and will include primary and secondary surveys, patient handling and lifting techniques.


To maintain current competency, it is recommended that refresher training occurs regularly. Depending on the industry you work in this may vary. Current Wood Training recommendation is every two years.

Items to bring

  • Photo ID.
  • Comfortable clothing suitable for participating in practical exercises.
  • Covered-in footwear.


Must be physically capable of assisting with a casualty lift.

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Course Length

3 Days


Wood Training Centre
26 Manadon St
New Plymouth

or at customer premises.


$765 + GST per person

Group rates available

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Meet The Trainers

Jonathan (Jono) Miller

Jonathan (Jono) Miller

Jonathan (Jono) Miller

Instructing in First Aid from mid-2006, Jon is an experienced first aid instructor.  Jon’s sense of humour and on the job stories ensure engaging and relevant training whenever he delivers. Jon has extended his safety training skills over the years now also delivers our Helicopter Underwater Escape Training courses and continues to deliver training with freshness and relevance


Very worthwhile and enjoyable course.

Stephen Haigh - OMV

Pleased to have had the opportunity to do this course.

MI Swarco

Very useful course and information.


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