Overview of Provide Advanced First Aid
The Provide Advanced First Aid (HLTAID006) course builds on HLTAID003 Provide First Aid, to include additional lifesaving skills and the use of different equipment. This standalone course will give participants the required skills and knowledge to provide an advanced first aid response, life support and management of casualty(s).
All businesses in Australia have to provide a safe workplace for all employees, visitors and contractors. Accidents and emergencies can occur anywhere and in a range of situations, including in the home, workplace or within the community, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.
*Please note it is a requirement of this course that practical demonstration of CPR must be performed on the floor.
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The participant must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.
There must be evidence that the participant has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:
followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:
- performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
- performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
- performed at least 2 minutes of Bag-valve-mask ventilation and at least 2 minutes of compression during a two rescuer procedure on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
- responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
- managed the unconscious breathing casualty
- followed the prompts of a Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
- followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
responded to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:
- demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
- conducted a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of the casualty
- assessed vital signs (respirations, pulse and temperature)
- communicated effectively with a first aid team providing direction and coordination of other first aiders
- post-incident debrief and evaluation
- provided an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
applied first aid procedures for the following:
- allergic reaction
- bleeding control
- choking and airway obstruction
- conducted a basic triage for multiple casualty incident
- envenomation (using pressure immobilisation)
- fractures, sprains and strains (using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation principles)
- head, neck and spinal injuries (using immobilisation principles)
- respiratory distress – including asthma
- seizures – including epilepsy
- located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures
The Participant must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:
State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:
- ARC guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid
- guidelines of Australian national peak clinical bodies
- safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods and chemicals
- infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
- requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
legal, workplace and community considerations including:
- awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
- capabilities of emergency management services
- duty of care requirements
- importance of debriefing
- own skills and limitations
- legal requirements of administration of medication and the rights and responsibilities of the First Aider in the workplace regarding medication
- privacy and confidentiality requirements
- respectful behaviour towards a casualty
considerations when providing first aid including:
- airway obstruction due to body position
- appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
- appropriate use of an AED
- assessment and interpretation of vital signs, including respirations, temperature and pulse
- chain of survival
- how to conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of casualty
- priorities of management in first aid when dealing with life-threatening conditions
- procedures for dealing with casualties who are aged or infirmed
- procedures for dealing with major and minor accidents in the workplace
- procedures when providing first aid to children
- standard precautions
principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios, including complications:
- abdominal injuries
- allergic reaction
- basic care of a wound
- bleeding control
- burns, including thermal, chemical, friction and electrical
- cardiac conditions, including chest pain
- choking and airway obstruction
- crush injuries
- emergency childbirth
- environmental impact including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
- eye and ear injuries
- febrile convulsions
- head, neck and spinal injuries
- levels of consciousness
- needle stick injuries
- poisoning and toxic substances
- respiratory distress, including asthma
- seizures, including epilepsy
- skin injuries
- soft tissue musculoskeletal, including injuries including sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures
- substance misuse, including common drugs and alcohol, including illicit drugs
basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
- how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
- chest, skeleton, joints and muscles
- response/level of consciousness
- upper airway and effect of positional change
- considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions
There are currently no pre-requisites for this course.
Current industry standards state this course must be updated every 3 years with the CPR component being updated every 12 months.
This course is delivered face to face over a 3 day period.
Participants who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment:
HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid
Students will be assessed through the demonstration of practical skills, participation in role plays, analysis of case studies, assessment activities including Multiple choice & short answer questions.
Our training rooms opens at 8:30am in preparation for a 9:00am start. Depending on the number of participants and also the course type, the approximate finish time is 5:00pm. There will be scheduled break times throughout the day. Your trainer will advise you of these breaks at the commencement of your course.
We will provide you with the required materials including pens, paper, assessment books and any other relevant material relating to your course.
Break Times, Lunch and Refreshments
Depending on the course duration, there are a number of food outlets located nearby. Morning and afternoon tea is available for participants, with a gold coin donation. Want to bring your lunch? No worries at all. We have a refrigerator and microwave should you require these facilities.
We are a non-smoking training centre however, should you choose to smoke, your trainer will advise of appropriate smoking areas.
Please read and review this information prior to undertaking your training here.
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