This course is delivered in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines and applies to all workers or members of the community who may be required to provide oxygen, advanced resuscitation or advanced first aid in the event of an emergency, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.
Providing effective, lifesaving first aid interventions requires instruction and practical training. This is especially true when it relates to potentially fatal illnesses and injuries such as those that involve cardiac arrest, severe bleeding, multiple casualty incidents etc. These situations carry a risk of further injury to the casualty and the first aider and it is imperative that training occurs to be able to know what to do when confronted with a real-life incident.
This course aims to develop the skills and knowledge and most importantly the confidence, to coordinate and manage the response, and provide advanced first aid in a challenging environment, in order to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, and promote recovery.
Participants attending this course will develop the skills, knowledge and confidence required to provide an emergency response and use specialised equipment for those in need of resuscitation, in a range of complex situations, including community and workplace settings. Participants will also learn how to monitor and handover the casualty to medical professionals for further care, and how to maintain resuscitation and oxygen equipment.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
Participants must have the physical capacity to position casualties and perform 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor.
Pre-course study: Students may be required to undertake online pre-course work prior to attending the face to face session depending on the course delivery mode.
Online study: Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic device with access to the internet to complete the online/ pre-course studies.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
Performance tasks & Practical scenarios:
- Perform CPR on an infant
- Perform CPR on an adult (incl. the use of an AED)
- Basic triage for multiple casualty and accident in the workplace
- Administer oxygen to an unconscious casualty
- Administer oxygen to a conscious casualty
- Maintain resuscitation equipment
- Anaphylaxis (allergic reaction)
- Breathing difficulties asthma
- Choking with airway obstruction
- Head Injury/ Unconscious breathing casualty
- Bleeding and shock
- Snake or funnel web spider bite
- Sprains and fractures
- Seizures and epilepsy including febrile convulsions
Documentation - The student must complete the following to the appropriate standard:
- Incident report forms
Theory assessment - A written assessment consisting of short answer and multiple-choice questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.