HLTAID004 – Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting

HLTAID004 – Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting

september, 2017

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On 1 January 2012, the ‘National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care’ began. Under the Education and Care Services National Law ACECQA must publish a list of approved First Aid qualifications; Provide First Aid, Provide CPR, Management of Anaphylaxis and Asthma Risks & Emergencies in the Workplace. This course is a workplace requirement for all workers in the education and care sector.

Course description
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults and applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.

Course duration

Blended Learning:
• Self-paced completion of a workbook prior to face to face workshop
• Face to face workshop (4 hours)

Course content

 

  • 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 a child 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 three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, and involving infants and children of varying ages including:
  • conducted a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • post-incident debrief and evaluation
  • provided an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
  • conducted a hazard assessment and identified strategies to minimise risk
  • 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 principles techniques
  • head injuries
  • poisoning
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • seizures & convulsions, including febrile convulsions and epilepsy
  • shock
  • Located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures

Course Requirements

Minimum age for participants is 14 years. Completion of the pre-course theory workbook is required prior to the face to face session. It is a requirement of this course that you are physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on a CPR manikin placed on the floor.

Certificate validity
Certificate valid for 3 years as per industry standard. The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that the CPR component is refreshed every 12 months.

Assessment
A combination of multiple choice questions and scenario based practical assessments.

Accreditation
This statement of attainment is Nationally Recognised.