Course Code and Title: HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
Award Issued: Statement of Attainment for HLTAID003 Provide First Aid.
Recertification: 3 Years (Australian resuscitation Council advises that CPR be refreshed annually)
Duration: 16 Hours
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Course Description: This unit deals with the provision of emergency life support in recognizing and responding to an emergency using basic life support measures. The first aider provides an initial response to a situation where first aid may be required but is not expected to deal with complex casualties or incidents.
Objectives: To perform first aid in a safe, correct and efficient manner in any situation.
Course Content: This course provides the skills and knowledge to provide first aid response, life support and scene management for a range of situations including:
• Assessing emergencies
• Airway, breathing and resuscitation – CPR
• Managing the unconscious casualty
• Infection control
• Asthma and anaphylaxis management
• Bleeding control and shock
• Spinal Injuries
• Head, chest and abdominal trauma injuries
• Poisoning, Bites & Stings
• Eye Injuries
• Heat, cold and other environmental injuries
• Manual handling of the sick and/or injured
• Documentation of care and vital signs
• Communication in an emergency situation
• First Aid kits, contents and regulations
Assessment: Assessment will be performed progressively throughout the course using demonstrations of practical skills, scenario’s and short answer theory questions.
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