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-Senoir First Aid has been retired for many years now.


Welcome to the successor:  HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
-Provide First Aid is the National Standard of Competency.

Modernised and up-to-date with the latest Australian Resuscitation Council and Industry-consulted requirements, it also has superior benefits which include;

* Get a nationally accredited course, recognised by every Industry within Australian

* Holders can maintain their currency with ease, even if they move between vocations.

* Get modern training on life-saving devices such as defibrillators (the retired course never taught this, and was only available on the next level up)

All participants must gain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) prior to enrolling in and attending their course.

You can apply for your USI from the official site https://usi.gov.au.

Please note that you will not receive a Statement of Attainment for your course until you have supplied your USI to our RTO and training partners, Allens Training Pty Ltd

Your will need to obtain or already have a USI and complete any online study requirements (if applicable).

On the day you will need to bring current Photo ID, your USI and a print out (or snapshot) of your online completion certificate with you

Recertification is recommended every 12 months.

To qualify for a Refresher CPR Course, you must bring a copy of your current certificate to the training session.
You will then be required to:
* Complete the online or paper-based pre-course workbook.
* Attend a ~2 hour practical course.

Proof of currency must be submitted to qualify for this course, or you will be required to attend a Full CPR Course

In order to meet competency for this unit, you will be required to meet the LLN requirements if the Training Package.

You can find more info regarding our LLN support services HERE 

The following assessment tasks are required for all our certified courses:

* Prior online learning and or in-class theory questions (multiple choice and short answer)
* Participation in simulated practical scenarios
* Participation in practical activities

Please note:
The CPR assessment will be done on the floor, for a period no less than 2 minutes 

Our modern resuscitation manikins are completely latex free and each user is given a disposable face-shield for hygiene when using the manikins.

Modern Skills & Knowledge
-details on what the courses cover

Performance Evidence

There must be demonstrated evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks at least once in line with state/ territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, ARC guidelines and workplace procedures:

Conducted a hazard assessment and identified strategies to minimise risk

Demonstrated safe manual handling techniques

Assessed airway, breathing and responsiveness of casualty

Performed at least two minutes of uninterrupted CPR on both an adult and an infant resuscitation manikin placed on the floor, demonstrating the following techniques on each:
- checking for response and normal breathing
- recognising abnormal breathing
- opening and clearing the airway
- using correct hand location, compression depth rate in line with the ARC recommended ratio of compressions and ventilations
- acting in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
- following single rescuer procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions

Followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Provided an accurate verbal report of the incident

Responded to at least one simulated resuscitation scenario contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting.


Knowledge Evidence

The candidate 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 the provision of CPR
- 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:
- 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 CPR, including: - airway obstruction due to body position
- appropriate duration and cessation of CPR - appropriate use of an AED
- chain of survival
- standard precautions

Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
- absence of normal breathing
- anatomy of the external chest
- physiology relating to response/consciousness - upper airway anatomy and effect of positional change. 


Performance Evidence

The candidate 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 candidate 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
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 one simulated first aid scenario contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:

demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
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
respiratory distress, including asthma
shock

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate 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
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 behavior towards a casualty
own skills and limitations
consent
privacy and confidentiality requirements
importance of debriefing

considerations when providing basic emergency life support, including:

airway obstruction due to body position
appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
appropriate use of an AED
chain of survival
standard precautions

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

allergic reaction
anaphylaxis
bleeding control
cardiac conditions, including chest pain
choking and airway obstruction
respiratory distress, including asthma
shock
stroke

basic anatomy and physiology relating to:

considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions
chest
how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
response/consciousness
upper airway and effect of positional change 

Performance Evidence

The candidate 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 candidate 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
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 candidate 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
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:
need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
duty of care requirements
respectful behavior 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
standard precautions and infection control
principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:
abdominal injuries
allergic reactions
anaphylaxis
bleeding control
burns
cardiac conditions
choking and airway obstruction
cold and crush injuries
diabetes
dislocations
drowning
envenomation
environmental impact (including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke)
epilepsy
eye and ear injuries
fractures
head, neck and spinal injuries
minor skin injuries
needle stick injuries
poisoning and toxic substances
respiratory distress, including asthma and other respiratory conditions
seizures
severe allergic and anaphylactic reactions
shock
soft tissue injuries
unconsciousness, abnormal breathing or not breathing
basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
absence of normal breathing
anatomy of the external chest
physiology relating to response/consciousness
upper airway anatomy and effect of positional change
anatomy and physiology considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions 

Performance Evidence

The candidate 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 demonstrated evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks at least once in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, ARC guidelines and workplace procedures:

located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures
conducted a hazard assessment and identified strategies to minimise risk
demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
assessed airway, breathing and responsiveness of casualty

Performed at least two minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an infant, a child and an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor, demonstrating the following techniques on each:

checking for response and normal breathing
recognising abnormal breathing
opening and clearing the airway
using correct hand location, compression depth rate in line with the ARC recommended ratio of compressions and ventilations
acting in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
following single rescuer procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
followed prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Conducted a verbal secondary survey

Applied first aid procedures for the following:

allergic reactions
anaphylaxis
asthma
basic wound care
severe bleeding
burns
cardiac arrest
choking and airway obstruction
convulsions, including febrile convulsions
envenomation (using pressure immobilisation)
epilepsy and seizures
fractures, sprains and strains (using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques)
head injuries
poisoning
respiratory distress
shock

Followed workplace procedures for reporting details of the incident, including:

providing an accurate verbal report of the incident
completing an incident, injury, trauma and illness record
responded to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, and involving infants and children of varying ages.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate 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 for provision of CPR and first aid to infants, children and adults
guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies
safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
first aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law

Infection control principles and procedures

Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

Legal, workplace and community considerations, including:

need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation, including the psychological impact on children
duty of care requirements
respectful behavior towards a casualty
own skills and limitations
consent, including situations in which parental/caregiver consent is required
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, including placement of pads for adults and children aged older than 8 years
specific considerations when using an AED on children aged between 1 and 8 years, including identification of AED with pediatric capability, pediatric voltage and use of pediatric pads
chain of survival
standard precautions and infection control

Principles and procedures for application of first aid in the following scenarios:

abdominal injuries
allergic reactions, including severe reactions
anaphylaxis
bleeding control
burns
cardiac conditions
choking and airway obstruction
cold and crush injuries
diabetes
dislocations
drowning
envenomation
environmental impact (including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke)
epilepsy
eye and ear injuries
fractures
head, neck and spinal injuries
minor skin injuries
needle stick injuries
poisoning and toxic substances
respiratory distress, including asthma and other respiratory conditions
seizures
shock
soft tissue injuries
unconsciousness, abnormal breathing or not breathing

Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:

absence of normal breathing
anatomy of the external chest
specific anatomy of infant respiratory systems, including trachea, and implications for provision of CPR
basic anatomical differences between adults and children, and the implications for provision of first aid
normal clinical values for children
physiology relating to response/consciousness
symptoms and triggers of anaphylaxis
symptoms and triggers of asthma
upper airway anatomy and effect of positional change.

Performance Evidence

The candidate 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 demonstrated evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks at least once in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

• prepared a contingency plan in relation to providing a first aid response in
a remote situation

• conducted a hazard assessment and identified strategies to minimise risk

• demonstrated safe manual handling techniques

• assessed airway, breathing and responsiveness of casualty

• performed at least four minutes of uninterrupted CPR on both an adult
and an infant resuscitation manikin placed on the floor, demonstrating the
following techniques on each:
- checking for response and normal breathing
- recognising abnormal breathing
- opening and clearing the airway
- using correct hand location, compression depth rate in line with the
ARC recommended ratio of compressions and ventilations
- acting in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
- following single rescuer procedure, including the demonstration of a
rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions

• activated and followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator
(AED)

• conducted a secondary survey, including checking pulse of at least one
person and recording the rate

• applied first aid procedures for the following:
- allergic reactions, including severe reactions
- anaphylaxis
- asthma
- basic wound care
- severe bleeding and hemorrhage
- burns
- cardiac arrest
- choking and airway obstruction
- convulsions
- environmental impacts
- envenomation (using pressure immobilisation)
- fractures, sprains and strains (using arm slings, roller bandages
or other appropriate immobilisation techniques)
- poisoning
- respiratory distress
- shock

• provided an accurate verbal report of the incident

• responded to at least three simulated emergency scenarios
contextualised to the candidate's remote and/or isolated situation

Knowledge Evidence

The canidate 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
- 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:
- 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
- standard precautions and infection control

• principles and procedures for first aid management of the following
scenarios, contextualised to the candidate’s remote and/or isolated
situation:
- abdominal injuries
- allergic reactions
- anaphylaxis
- bleeding control
- burns
- cardiac conditions
- choking and airway obstruction
- cold and crush injuries
- convulsions
- diabetes
- drowning
- envenomation
- hypothermia
- hyperthermia
- dehydration
- heat stroke
- epilepsy
- eye and ear injuries
- fractures
- head, neck and spinal injuries
- minor skin injuries
- needle stick injuries
- poisoning and toxic substances
- respiratory distress including asthma
- seizures
- shock
- soft tissue injuries
- unconsciousness, abnormal breathing or not breathing

• remote considerations in the provision of first aid, including:
- typical hazards and strategies for preparing supplies to address
contingencies
- management options relating to transporting casualty, including
aero-medical evacuation
- how to identify and prepare areas for safe evacuation, including
aero-medical evacuation
- how and when to access emergency response services
- communication systems, equipment and methods available in remote
situations
- priorities of management in first aid when dealing with life-threatening
conditions
- specific considerations contextualised to alpine, desert, marine,
rural/remote settings and tropical environments

• basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
- absence of normal breathing
- anatomy of the external chest
- physiology relating to response/consciousness
- upper airway anatomy and effect of positional change
- anatomy and physiology considerations in provision of first aid for
specified conditions, including specific considerations for remote
settings 

Performance Evidence

The candidate 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 candidate 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
anaphylaxis
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
shock
located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate 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
consent
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 behavior 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
anaphylaxis
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
diabetes
drowning
emergency childbirth
envenomation
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
shock
skin injuries
soft tissue musculoskeletal, including injuries including sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures
stroke
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

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