First Aid Training

National Council Training Registration NO: 017 Learn First Aid to Save Lives with the PNG Red Cross Society
Why Learn First Aid?

The need for First Aid is greater than ever, road accidents are still increasing and the use of mechanical and electrical appliance and chemical at home, work and leisure increases the risk of injuries. There is also an ever increasing demand for certified first aiders in industrial, agriculture and commercial establishments.

Types of First Aid Courses

Basic First Aid – Three Days Course (Equivalent to Australian Level One and New Zealand Red Cross Comprehensive First Aid) Participants completing this course should be able to perform the immediate application of management in a life threatening emergency situation at workplace, leisure or at home.

Course Content
Compulsory Topics
  • • Introduction to first aid practice. Apply emergency action principles
  • • Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) & Expired Air Resuscitation (EAR)
  • • Provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies
  • • Provide care for the unconscious casualty
  • • Control bleeding
  • • anagement for fractures and snake bites
  • • Poisons, Bites and Stings
Optional Topics
  • • HIV/AIDS Education
  • • Safe Motherhood – Emergency Childbirth

On successful completion of this course, participants will be certified as a first aider with two certificates. The two certificates issued are basic First Aid certificates, valid for three years on the date of issue and the other is the CPR certificate to be revalidated every twelve (12) months.

Practical Example : Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Session

PNG Red Cross aims for Quality in First Aid Training

PNG Red Cross Aims to be the leading provider of first Aid striving to focus on the quality delivery of our first aid service.

The two categories involved in the program are the Commercial First Aid (CFA) and the Community Based First Aid (CBFA).

Registered under the National Training Council as a training provider, we have qualified First Aid Instructors in nine (9) branches who can train anywhere in PNG.

A First Aid expert from the Australian Red Cross did an audit of the First Aid Program of the PNG Red Cross Society recently. The criteria for the audit were set by the Pacific First Aid Quality Management Committee for the region. Fourteen National Societies, including the Australian and New Zealand Red Cross make up the region. The Audit revealed that the PNG Red Cross First Aid had met most of the set audit criteria.

With Red Cross you will receive the best and quality training by our qualified First Aid Instructors.

First Aiders

PNG Red Cross Society (PNGRCS) certified First Aiders are specialized in offering First Aid at an emergency.

We encourage them to join the PNGRCS as volunteers at their nearest provincial Branches.

They play a very special role in the community BEFORE, DURING and AFTER an Emergency and any other special event celebrations at all levels, including sports.

One of the most important role & responsibility a First Aider must consider is the psychological support for all affected.

Firstly, it is not only the injuries that must be managed but also the casualty as a human being, as well as those affected.

PNGRCS Certified First Aiders, just like all the other volunteers around PNG, must be registered at our existing branches and are bound by the PNGRCS Volunteer Policy & Code of Conduct

There are three (3) Categories of Red Cross First Aid Training

1. Comprehensive First Aid Training 3 Days Training


@ K550.00 per person
Certificate is valid for three years

2. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training Certificate Revalidation One Day Training


@K300.00 per person Certificate is valid for only twelve months (Requirement: To be validated annually)

3. The Refresher For those who have undergone Comprehensive First Aid Training & Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Training Two days Training


@ K550 per person Certificate is valid for three years

We offer various First Aid Management Skills for :

  • • Heart Attack / Stroke,
  • • Choking / Suffocation,
  • • Electrical Shock,
  • • Fainting / Convulsion,
  • • Seizure/ Fitting / Diabetes,
  • • Strangulation / Asthma,
  • • Near Drowning,
  • • Allergic Reaction

Hands on Practice :

  • • Management for special types of bleeding
  • • Embedded Objects in the eye & body
  • • Open stomach Wound ,
  • • Gunshot, Lung Injury,
  • • Amputation, Ear, Nose & Eye
  • • Snake Bite & Burns

Learn the importance of the simple side position for unconscious casualties, Show people that you can immobilize Fracture