ADVANCED FIRST AID

HLTAID006 ADVANCED FIRST AID

course deliverY

The Advanced First Aid course starts as soon as you sign up, log in and select the course. You can stop your Advanced First Aid course and resume exactly where you left it by signing back in with your email address and password. 

Once you have completed this online Advanced First Aid course, your assessor will assess your work and you will attend a face to face practical session. Upon successful completion, your Statement of Attainment will be emailed to you.

Details:

  1. Practical sessions held in Geelong & Ballarat
  2. Average time to complete unit: 7 hours (4 online, 3 face to face)
  3. Cost: $137 AUD (no hidden costs)
  4. Unit Name: Advanced First Aid
  5. Unit Code: HLTAID006
  6. Payment: Credit Card through Secure Pay, PayPal or by Direct Deposit
  7. Statements of Attainment are issued by AQT RTO# 41598
  8. Students have 3 months to complete the course. 

DETaILED course information

Download the Student Handbook here.

You will need access to a computer or laptop or tablet device with internet connectivity to complete this training.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide an advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistanceThe unit applies to workers who may be required to provide, coordinate and manage a first aid response across a range of complex situations, including community and workplace settings.

Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

Course content:

  1. Respond to an emergency situation
  2. Apply appropriate first aid procedures
  3. Coordinate first aid activities until arrival of medical assistance
  4. Communicate details of the incident
  5. Evaluate the incident and own performance
Assessment requirement:

PERFORMANCE

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

  • followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:
  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
  • performed at least 2 minutes of Bag-valve-mask ventilation and at least 2 minutes of compression during a two rescuer procedure on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • managed the unconscious breathing casualty
  • followed the prompts of a Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • responded to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:
  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • conducted a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of the casualty
  • assessed vital signs (respirations, pulse and temperature)
  • communicated effectively with a first aid team providing direction and coordination of other first aiders
  • post-incident debrief and evaluation
  • provided an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
  • applied first aid procedures for the following:
  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • bleeding control
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • conducted a basic triage for multiple casualty incident
  • envenomation (using pressure immobilisation)
  • fractures, sprains and strains (using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation principles)
  • head, neck and spinal injuries (using immobilisation principles)
  • respiratory distress – including asthma
  • seizures – including epilepsy
  • shock
  • located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures

KNOWLEDGE

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

  • State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:
  • ARC guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid
  • guidelines of Australian national peak clinical bodies
  • safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods and chemicals
  • infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
  • legal, workplace and community considerations including:
  • awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • capabilities of emergency management services
  • consent
  • duty of care requirements
  • importance of debriefing
  • own skills and limitations
  • legal requirements of administration of medication and the rights and responsibilities of the First Aider in the workplace regarding medication
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • considerations when providing first aid including:
  • airway obstruction due to body position
  • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • appropriate use of an AED
  • assessment and interpretation of vital signs, including respirations, temperature and pulse
  • chain of survival
  • how to conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of casualty
  • priorities of management in first aid when dealing with life-threatening conditions
  • procedures for dealing with casualties who are aged or infirmed
  • procedures for dealing with major and minor accidents in the workplace
  • procedures when providing first aid to children
  • standard precautions
  • principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios, including complications:
  • abdominal injuries
  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • basic care of a wound
  • bleeding control
  • burns, including thermal, chemical, friction and electrical
  • cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • crush injuries
  • diabetes
  • drowning
  • emergency childbirth
  • envenomation
  • environmental impact including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
  • eye and ear injuries
  • febrile convulsions
  • head, neck and spinal injuries
  • levels of consciousness
  • needle stick injuries
  • poisoning and toxic substances
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • seizures, including epilepsy
  • shock
  • skin injuries
  • soft tissue musculoskeletal, including injuries including sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures
  • stroke
  • substance misuse, including common drugs and alcohol, including illicit drugs
  • basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
  • how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • chest, skeleton, joints and muscles
  • response/level of consciousness
  • upper airway and effect of positional change
  • considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions
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