Provide First aid

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Description
This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to respond to first aid scenarios and apply first aid procedures (including CPR), prior to the arrival of additional medical assistance. The content and practical scenarios covered in this course conform with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.

Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for those persons required to provide first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Units of Competency

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Course Duration

  • 9 hours

Student Numbers

  • Min 6
  • Max 20
Award Issued
Upon successful completion of the assessment requirements of this course, students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment and wallet card.

Recertification
As per ARC guidelines:

  • First aid refresher recommended every 3 years.
  • CPR refresher recommended annually.

Pre-requisites
Nil

Pre-entry Requirements
Students must be physically capable of participating in the practical activities and demonstrate a basic level of language, literacy and numeracy.

Delivery Methods
The course content will be delivered in a classroom environment using PowerPoint presentations, video, group discussion and a number of demonstration and skill building activities.

Assessment Methods
Students will be assessed in a practical assessment simulating relevant first aid scenarios potentially encountered in the workplace. The practical assessment will also involve the demonstration of CPR on an adult and infant manikin.
Underpinning knowledge will be assessed through the use of a theory assessment (containing multiple-choice questions).

COURSE CONTENT

  • Legislation, Codes of Practice and ARC Guidelines
  • Duty of care
  • Principles of first aid
  • Chain of survival
  • Responding to emergency situations
  • Managing the unconscious casualty
  • Basic life support – DRSABCD
  • CPR and use of AED
  • Applying first aid procedures to a wide variety of scenarios
  • Evaluating the incident and impact on yourself
  • Safe work practices
  • Simulated practice scenarios

Notes
All of our courses are tailored to site policies and procedures.
Appropriate clothing is to be worn when attending training including long pants, long shirts and enclosed footwear. PPE specified by the workplace is also to be worn.