HLTAID004 – Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting
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.
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.
• Self-paced completion of a workbook prior to face to face workshop
• Face to face workshop (4 hours)
- 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
- 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
- respiratory distress, including asthma
- seizures & convulsions, including febrile convulsions and epilepsy
- Located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures
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 valid for 3 years as per industry standard. The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that the CPR component is refreshed every 12 months.
A combination of multiple choice questions and scenario based practical assessments.
This statement of attainment is Nationally Recognised.