PROVIDE ADVANCED FIRST AID
Course summary sheet FA11
ALL BUSINESSES IN AUSTRALIA HAVE TO PROVIDE A SAFE WORKPLACE FOR ALL EMPLOYEES, VISITORS & CONTRACTORS. THIS COURSE BUILDS ON THE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE FROM HLTAID003 PROVIDE FIRST AID. IT IS IDEAL FOR FIRST AIDERS REQUIRING A HIGHER LEVEL OF PREPAREDNESS IN ORDER TO ADEQUATELY HANDLE A WORKPLACE EMERGENCY UNTIL ARRIVAL OF THE AMBULANCE.
Provide advanced first aid
Course Currency Status:
Statement of Attainment: HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid.
3 years. This is specified by the Code 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.
Two days for face-to-face (approximately 16 hours, including meal break).
Estimated time to complete pre-learning: 8 to 12hours depending on student skill level. Workbook exercises and theory component of the assessment makes up the pre-course homework that is required to be completed prior to attending.
Written, practical and scenario-based assessments.
Who should attend:
This course covers skills and knowledge required to perform an emergency first aid response in a work setting in line with the ARC (Australian Resuscitation Council) guidelines.
All businesses in Australia have to provide a safe workplace for all employees, visitors and contractors. Further first aid training, such as HLTAID007Provide advanced resuscitation, HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources, (HLTSS00027 – Occupational First Aid Skill Set) may be required to meet those obligations in caseof an accident and or injury to anyone on your premises.
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 4 minutes 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.
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.
- Deploy resources to appropriate locations as required in line with workplace procedures.
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.
- Display respectful behaviour towards a casualty.
- Obtain consent from a casualty 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.
Coordinate First Aid Activities until Arrival of Medical Assistance;
- Identify available resources required and establish communication links with appropriate personnel, emergency management services and medical assistance as appropriate.
- Deploy correct amount of required resources to appropriate locations in an effective manner to ensure timely arrival.
- Document the provision of resources and recommend modifications as required.
- Monitor the condition of casualties in accordance with first aid principles and workplace procedures.
- Coordinate evacuation of casualties according to relevant evacuation procedures.
- Arrange support services for personnel involved in the incident in accordance with relevant principles and procedures.
Communicate Details of the Incident;
- Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services.
- Report details of incident in line with organisational policies.
- 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 and other rescuers involved in critical incidents.
- Participate in debriefing to address individual needs.
- Evaluate management of the incident and develop an action plan in consultation with relevant parties.
- Review contingency planning to identify and select alternative management principles and procedures as required.