HLTAID003 Provide First Aid 2017-05-02T11:45:46+00:00

Course Overview

This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to provide first aid care to casualties until the arrival of emergency services personnel. This certification is a requirement for some job roles, and can also be applied in the general community.

This course is aimed at people in the workplace or general community who wish to gain standard first aid skills for their workplace or community settings.

There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this competency unit. This course also incorporates the content of units:

  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (refer to course page)
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualties, the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. These skills and knowledge may be applied in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

During this training, you will need to demonstrate that you can:

  • Identify, assess and minimise hazards in the situation that may pose a risk of injury or illness to self and others
  • Minimise immediate risk to self and casualty’s health and safety by controlling any hazard in accordance with occupational health and safety requirements
  • Assess casualty and identify injuries, illnesses and conditions for first aid response
  • Calmly provide information to reassure casualty, adopting a communication style to match the casualty’s level of consciousness
  • Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible
  • Respond to the casualty in a culturally aware, sensitive and respectful manner
  • Determine and explain the nature of a casualty’s injury/condition and relevant first aid procedures to provide comfort
  • Seek consent from casualty prior to applying first aid management
  • Provide first aid management in accordance with established first aid principles and Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines and/or State/Territory regulations, legislation, policies and industry requirements
  • Seek first aid assistance from others in a timely manner and as appropriate
  • Correctly operate first aid equipment as required for first aid management according to manufacturer/supplier’s instructions and local policies and/or procedures
  • Use safe manual handling techniques as required
  • Monitor casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with effective first aid principles and procedures
  • Finalise casualty management according to casualty’s needs and first aid principles
  • Request ambulance support and/or appropriate medical assistance according to relevant circumstances using relevant communication, media and equipment
  • Accurately convey assessment of casualty’s condition and management activities to ambulance services/other emergency services/relieving personnel
  • Prepare reports as appropriate in a timely manner, presenting all relevant facts according to established procedures
  • Accurately record details of casualty’s physical condition, changes in conditions, management and response to management in line with established procedures
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with privacy principles and statutory and/or organisation policies
  • Seek feedback from appropriate clinical expert
  • Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents
  • Participate in debriefing/evaluation as appropriate to improve future response and address individual needs

Participants who demonstrate competency in both the theory and practical assessments will receive a Statement of Attainment for HLTAID003 Provide First Aid issued by Improve Group RTO #31506 that is valid for 3 years.  The CPR component is valid for 1 year. This course relates to the HLT Health Training package.

Please note that to demonstrate competency in the practical component of CPR you must be able to conduct 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor (following training package guidance). Participants unable to complete this portion of the training will receive a Certificate of Attendance HLTAID001 Provide CPR.

To enrol for this course, please click on your preferred training date or contact us for more information.

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