PROVIDE AN EMERGENCY FIRST AID RESPONSE IN AN EDUCATION AND CARE SETTING FASTRACK

Course summary sheet FA07

EDUCATION AND CARE ENVIRONMENTS IN AUSTRALIA HAVE TO PROVIDE A SAFE WORKPLACE FOR ALL EMPLOYEES, STUDENTS, VISITORS & CONTRACTORS. THE COURSE IS IDEAL FOR MEETING THOSE OBLIGATIONS IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT OR INJURY TO ANYONE ON YOUR PREMISES.THIS COURSE COVERS SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED TO PERFORM CPR (CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION) AND FIRST AID IN LINE WITH ARC (AUSTRALIAN RESUSCITATION COUNCIL) GUIDELINES IN AN EDUCATION AND CARE SETTING.

Course Code:

HLTAID004

Course Title:

Provide an emergency first aid response inan education and care setting

Course Currency Status:

Current

Certification issued:

Statement of Attainment: HLTAID004Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting.

Certificate valid:

3 years. This is specified by theCode of Practice –First Aid in the Workplace.

An annual update of resuscitation (CPR) skills is recommended by Australian Resuscitation Council and specified by the Code of Practice –First Aid in the Workplace.

Mode of Delivery:

Blended learning:Face-to-face in classroom environment and pre-learning.

Duration:

One day for face-to-face (approximately 8hours, including meal break).

Estimated time to complete pre-learning: 4 to 8 hours depending on student skill level. Workbook exercises and theory component of the assessment makes up the pre-course homework that is requiredto be completed prior to attending.

Assessments:

Written, practical and scenario-based assessments.

Who should attend:

This course covers skills and knowledge for educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies in line with the ARC (Australian Resuscitation Council) and peak body guidelines.

All businesses in Australia have to provide a safe workplace for all employees, students, visitors and contractors. Further first aid training, such asHLTAID006Provide advanced first aid, may be required to meet those obligations in case of an accident and or injury to anyone on your premises.

Course Suitability:

This course is for those with existing first aid experience and who are confident in their skills. It is appropriate for experienced first aiders, health care professionals and those who update their first aid skills regularly.

Prerequisites:

Although there are no prerequisites for undertaking this course, please note that all pre-course homework must be completed prior to attending.

Note that the Learner will need to meet the required ACSF levels and Foundation Skills requirements to successfully complete the course.

It is important to note that the HLTAID competency standards do require a level of physical ability to meet the evidence requirements for assessment. Due to the potential risk to health and safety it is important to note that learners must be able to perform at least 4minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult and child manikin placed on the floor. These standards relate to the level of performance required to provide resuscitation and respond to an emergency situation where there may be risk to life.

Elements:

Respond to an Emergency Situation;

  • Recognise an emergency situation.
  • Identify, assess and manage immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others.
  • Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response.
  • Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services.

Apply Appropriate First Aid Procedures;

  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.
  • Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles.
  • Ensure casualty feels safe, secure and supported.
  • Obtain consent from casualty, caregiver, registered medical practitioners or medical emergency services where possible.
  • Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible.
  • Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles.

Communicate Details of the Incident;

  • Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services.
  • Report details of incident to supervisor.
  • Complete relevant workplace documentation, including incident report form.
  • Report details of incidents involving babies and children to parents and/or caregivers.
  • Follow workplace procedures to report serious incidents to the regulatory authority.
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies.

Evaluate the incident and own performance;

  • Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self, other rescuers and children.
  • Talk with children about their emotions and responses to events.
  • Participate in debriefing with supervisor.

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