Unit of competency:    HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid (including Provide CPR)
Course duration:    1½-day course
Course cost:    $130.00 (GST exempt)
Pre-requisites:    Nil.
Course Outline:     First Aid and CPR can save lives in the critical time before emergency services or medical aid arrives.  The key aims of first aid are to:

  • preserve life;
  • protect the unconscious person;
  • prevent further injury; and
  • promote recovery.

 

During this First Aid and CPR course, participants will develop key skills that will enable them to:

  • understand their rights and first aid legal obligations;
  • conduct a primary and secondary assessment of a sick or injured person;
  • understand vital signs and identify what to look for in an emergency situation;
  • identify various infection control measures;
  • understand the ‘Basic Life Support’ steps;
  • assess and control the risks associated with the provision of first aid assistance; and
  • administer first aid care in emergency situations such as choking, drowning, heart attack, stroke, snake bite, stings, heat stroke and more.

 

The practical First Aid and CPR exercises will give participants experience and skills in:

  • performing CPR compressions and rescue breaths using a resuscitation manikin;
  • the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED); and

the application of bandages and slings, including the use of the Pressure Immobilisation Technique (PIT) to manage snake bites.

Assessment:     Comprised of both written and practical assessment.  Attendees will complete a set of exercises to demonstrate their understanding of the theory and practical components of this competency.
Certification:     Upon successful completion of this course, each participant will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment (RTO #40907).

Unit of competency:    HLTAID001 – Provide CPR
Course duration:    1½-day course
Course cost:    $ 66.00 (GST exempt)
Pre-requisites:    Nil.
Course Outline:    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is the process of providing chest compressions, combined with rescue breaths, to preserve brain function by temporarily maintaining circulation of blood and oxygen until ambulance or medical aid arrives.  In persons who need resuscitation, bystander CPR dramatically increases their chance of survival.During this course, participants will develop key skills that will enable them to:

  • understand their rights and first aid legal obligations;
  • conduct a primary and secondary assessment of a sick or injured person;
  • learn about various infection control measures;
  • identify the relevant information to communicate in an emergency situation;
  • learn the ‘Basic Life Support’ steps to ensure their safety and appropriate care of a person requiring CPR; and
  • assess and control the risks associated with the provision of first aid assistance.

 

The practical exercises will give participants experience and skills in:

  • performing CPR compressions and rescue breaths using a resuscitation manikin; and
  • the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
Assessment:    Comprised of both written and practical assessment. Attendees will complete a set of exercises to demonstrate their understanding of the theory and practical components of this competency.
Certification:    Upon successful completion of this course, each participant will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment (RTO #40907).