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    I'm interested in the BAA course. It would both allow me to volunteer as a BAA (something which I really would like to do), and seems much more comprehensive than lvl 3 First Aid.

    Any suggestions as to who in Pretoria will offer it after-hours, at a competitive price?

    I don't have enough leave left to do even a 2 week course during the week, hence the after-hour criteria.

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    Netcare's college is the best place to do it there as well as a place called HELP or something.

    Do the course part time, it's 2 nights a week and a Saturday, that's how I did mine.

    Need to ask anything, ask away!

    PS: People don't refer to it as BAA anymore, they will generally use BLS - if you say BAA - people think you're a SHEEP!

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    Good URL to visit: http://www.mediczone.co.za/
    Join the forums, ask away!

    Want a bit of advice too?
    http://www.hpcsa.co.za/downloads/

    Download the BLS protocol and study that like your life depended on it.
    Doesn't matter whom you do your course through, there will be so many tests / orals on the protocol and you have to know it like it's the bible you preach.

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    Yup,it called a BLS. I think my sister had to do a refresher course the other month in it,or something else.
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    @Korn & Gdiza, thanks!

    I'll look into the BLS courses, might help if I actually search for the correct term. What's the cost (approximate) of the Netcare program? The two nights/Saturday idea seems perfect.

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    last I looked it was under R10k part time. They have 2 part time course intakes a year from what I remember. Next one should be in July.

    Wanted to do mine, but with work I cannot guarantee I will be in the country for 6 months and course attendance is basically mandatory.
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    Also, Gdiza did his last year. And he is always bored at home, so hound him with questions lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveO View Post
    Also, Gdiza did his last year. And he is always bored at home, so hound him with questions lol
    Always at home?

    Are you mad, I'm always out!

    Either with Metro EMS or Netcare 911 - since when am I always home?!?

    You been in JHB too long, that air is messing up your already messed up brains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdiza View Post
    Always at home?

    Are you mad, I'm always out!

    Either with Metro EMS or Netcare 911 - since when am I always home?!?

    You been in JHB too long, that air is messing up your already messed up brains!


    I've always wanted to do BLA, but time & work doesnt allow *sigh*

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