HLTAID003 Provide First Aid    

 

Course Code and Title:

HLT Health Training Package

Unit Code and Title:

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

Qualification Issued:

Statement of Attainment HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

Components Included:

HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support

HLTAID003 Provide First Aidincluding Defibrillation Module

Recertification:

This qualification is valid for 3 years. The Australian Resuscitation Councils recommends that CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) component of this course is renewed annually according to industry standards.

Requirements:

Practical training of CPR requires that trainees perform CPR on an adult manikin placed on the floor and a child and infant manikin placed on a hard surface (in some situations, this may be the floor).

Special Needs:

Trainees with special needs, either physical difficulties or literacy difficulties, should inform the trainer so that assistance can be arranged to meet their needs.

Description:

This course covers a broad range of topics to provide trainees with the knowledge and skills to confidently manage emergency situations, providing care for the ill or injured until medical aid arrives. It is suitable for workplaces and members of the public requiring training in first aid.  It also provides the skills to recognise and then manage a casualty who is unconscious and is not breathing or not breathing normally.

Course Outcome:

This course provides the skills required to recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines; these skills apply to emergency situations within a diverse range of settings, including the workplace and the wider community.   This course includes training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the use of an AED (defibrillator).  Successful completion of this course provides trainees with a more in-depth knowledge and range of skillsets to feel confident in providing a first aid response to a casualty in a range of emergency situations.  

Modules to cover:

  • Principles of first aid
  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • Safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • Legal, workplace and community considerations including, but not limited to:
  • Consent
  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • The importance of debriefing
  • DRSABCD Action Plain in line with ARC guidelines
  • Management of the Unconscious Casualty
  • The Chain of Survival including how to send for help
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) & the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • abdominal injuries
  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • basic care of a wound
  • bleeding control
  • burns
  • cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • crush injuries
  • diabetes
  • dislocations
  • drowning
  • envenomation
  • environmental impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
  • eye and ear injuries
  • fractures
  • febrile convulsions
  • head, neck and spinal injuries
  • minor skin injuries
  • needle stick injuries
  • poisoning and toxic substances
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • seizures, including epilepsy
  • shock
  • soft tissue injuries, including strains and, sprains
  • stroke

 

The course content conforms to the Policy Statements set out by the Australian Resuscitation Council, Asthma Foundation of New South Wales, National Heart Foundation of Australia and Epilepsy Association of NSW.

 

The courses we deliver, including HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, are nationally recognised by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA)

 

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Issuing RTO 90871