This course is designed for students who hold a current HLTAID003 Provide first aid certificate. These students will have current knowledge of first aid principles and techniques and complete an assessment-only pathway for the current HLTAID011 Provide First Aid unit. The online pre-course study allows for reduced online learning content, focusing mainly on advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy techniques, followed by an online knowledge assessment. Practical skills will be demonstrated during a face-to-face practical assessment session.
This course includes simulated real-life situations to develop the skills and knowledge for using and maintaining specialised equipment for the provision of first aid, resuscitation, and oxygen therapy, as well as providing treatments specific to advanced conditions, such as inserting an appropriate basic airway adjunct, using tourniquets and haemostatic dressings for life-threatening bleeding, and administering oxygen safely at the correct flow rate.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
Participants must hold a current HLTAID003 Provide first aid certificate.
Participants must have the physical capacity to perform the practical demonstrations, such as 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor.
Online study: Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic devices 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.
Online theory assessment: A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions.
Face to face assessment of performance tasks and practical scenarios:
- Perform CPR on an adult (incl. the use of bag-valve-masks, oxygen equipment, an AED and placing the casualty into the recovery position)
- Perform CPR on an infant
- Manage a casualty with anaphylaxis
- Manage a casualty with asthma
- Manage a choking casualty
- Manage a casualty with non-life-threatening bleeding and shock, requiring minor wound cleaning
- Manage a casualty with a nosebleed
- Manage a casualty with a fracture and dislocation
- Manage a casualty with a sprain and strain
- Manage a casualty with envenomation (snake/ funnel-web spider bite)
- Manage a casualty with life-threatening bleeding and provide supplemental oxygen
- Maintain resuscitation equipment
- Complete two separate incident report forms