Provide First Aid - Workplace Training and Skills Centre

Provide First Aid, describes the skills and knowledge that may be required to provide a first aid response to a casualty which could be a family member or friend. This unit is nationally recognised and applies to all workers and/or employees who may be required to provide first aid in a range of situations, including the wider community and workplace environment.

Previously known as Apply First Aid or Senior First Aid, this course will give you the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support and the management of casualty(s) in a range of situations.  This can include incidents in the home, community or the workplace until professional medical personnel or other assistance arrive. Workforce Skills and Training delivers Nationally Recognised Training courses in partnership with, and under the auspices of  HA Training RTO 90871

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COURSE INFORMATION

Performance Evidence

Participants must provide demonstrated evidence that they have successfully 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
  • responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • managed the unconscious breathing casualty
  • followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Responded to at least two simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:

  • conducted a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • post-incident debrief and evaluation
  • provided an accurate verbal or written report of the incident

Applied first aid procedures for the following:

  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • bleeding control
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
  • fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • shock

Knowledge Evidence

The participant must be able to successfully demonstrate the essential knowledge required to effectively complete the 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
  • safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • 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
  • duty of care requirements
  • respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • own skills and limitations
  • consent
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • importance of debriefing

Considerations when providing first aid including:

  • airway obstruction due to body position
  • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • appropriate use of an AED
  • chain of survival
  • standard precautions
  • how to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty

Principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:

  • 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
  • unconsciousness

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  • how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • chest
  • response/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

The recommended industry standard to maintain current competency is for this course to be refreshed every 3 years with the CPR component being updated every 12 months.

8 Hour / 1 Day duration.

On successful completion of this course, students will be issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for:

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

Start Times
Our training room opens at 8:00am in preparation for a 8:30am start. Depending on the number of participants and also the course type, the approximate finish time is 4:30pm. There will be scheduled break times throughout the day. Your trainer will advise you of these breaks at the commencement of your course.

Course Material
We will provide you with the required materials including pens, paper, assessment books and any other relevant material relating to your course. RPL

Break Times, Lunch and Refreshments
Workforce Skills & Training Centre will provide morning tea and afternoon tea. Depending on the course duration, there are a number of food outlets located nearby. Want to bring your lunch? No worries at all. We have a refrigerator and microwave should you require these facilities.

House Rules
We are a non-smoking training centre however, should you choose to smoke, your trainer will advise of appropriate smoking areas.

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