Surf Life Saving

SLS Level 1
Unit Standards 6401, 6402, 6400
Prerequisites: Current SLSNZ member, 14 years of age
Duration 2 days
Description: This course covers the follow topics:
Assessment of emergency situation, basic life support, soft tissue injuries, bleeding, shock, fractures and head injuries, hypothermia, asthma, oxygen delivery systems, burns, and basic drowning physiology.
SLS Level 2
No NZQA Unit standards. Assessment will comply with the SLSNZ requirements. 
Prerequites: Current SLSNZ member, 15 years of age and SLS Level 1.

Note: During this course level 1 is refreshed

Description: This 1 day course commences with the same formative assessment as was conducted during the Level 1 course (Level 1 is refreshed). The course content covers knowledge and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and its integration into basic life support; the management of orthopaedic trauma/medical emergencies including the immobilisation of major fractures and spinal management, and the preparation of a patient in for transportation to hospital. The course will also cover patient monitoring practices in relation to the Surf Lifesaving environment.

SLS Level 3
No NZQA Unit standards. Assessment will comply with the SLSNZ requirements. 
Duration: 3 days + pre learning of approximatky 16 hours.
Note: During this course  Levels 1 & 2 are refreshed.
Pre course learning requirements.
Prior to attending this course all attendees are required to complete the workbook which will be sent to you on enrolment.
To complete this you will need to refer to the text Emergency Care for First Responders 2009. This can be purchased from New Zealand Resuscitation Council (NZRC).
(Links does have copies that can be borrowed for a short period of time - bond applies). 
 The workbook must be completed and submitted and submitted for marking one week prior to the date of training. If attendees arrive at the training session without having completed the workbook they will not be able to attend the training and will need to rebook. (futher fees may apply).
Description: This 3 day course refines all of the skills already learnt in the previous levels, plus extends the lifeguard in their knowledge of drowning physiology, circum-rescue collapse, and assessment of a non-fatal drowning, scene management, advanced monitoring (Pulse oximetry, blood glucose, and chest auscultation) and triage.

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    Ashley Williamson | New Zealand Army – Linton


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    Sarah Francis, Learning and Development Advisor MASH


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  • Your instructor was really good. He had a great instructing persona and was able to cater to all the different capabilities of the class. Well impressed and enjoyed what could have been a boring class.

    Sergeant Ben James, Instructor, School of Military Engineering, New Zealand Army


  • We have used Links Training for all our First Aid requirements and re-validation course for many years. We find the staff knowledgeable, up to date with all changes and our staff really enjoy their participation in the course. We use it as a team building evening and have a shared dinner during the training which helps lift all our spirits. Very happy to recommend them to other schools who wish to keep their staff with a valid First Aid Certificate

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    Many thanks Sheryll


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