HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid

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HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

It is recommended this unit be renewed every 3 years in line with industry standards. Remembering the HLTAID001 Provide CPR needs to be renewed every 12 months. 

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Course Fees

Course fees are listed on enrolment. For group bookings enquiry via email or phone to allow us to offer a discount.

Our obligation to you

We are required to provide clear evidence to enable you to decide if this course is suitable for you. This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) This course also teaches the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to someone who is injured or ill. 

There are also specific industries that require additional training such as childcare workers, school teachers and other industries. line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.

Target Audience

It applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Prerequisite & Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course. Must be able to physically fit and able to complete 2 minutes of unassisted CPR on a manikin.

Course Duration (depending on class numbers)

Option 1 Full course - Minimum of 8 hours face-to-face training

Option 2 Flexible delivery - Pre-course study and 5.5 hours face-to-face training

To qualify for a refresher course, you must have a copy of your current certificate to bring to the training session. 

Certificate & Qualification issued

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

ASSESSMENT - THEORY - Multi choice question paper

You will be assessed on:

State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures:

  • ARC Guidelines relevant to the provision of CPR
  • Safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

Legal, workplace and community considerations:

  • Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • Duty of care requirements
  • Respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • Own skills and limitations
  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • Importance of debriefing

Considerations when providing CPR:

  • Airway obstruction due to body position
  • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • Appropriate use of an AED
  • Chain of survival
  • Standard precautions
  • How to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty

Principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:

  • Abdominal injuries
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Basic care of the wound
  • Bleeding control
  • Burns
  • Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • Choking and airway obstruction
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Dislocations
  • Drowning
  • Envenomation
  • Environment impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydrations and heat stroke
  • Eye and ear injuries
  • Fractures
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Minor skin injuries
  • Needle stick injuries
  • Poisoning and toxic substances
  • Respiratory distress, including asthma
  • Seizures, including epilepsy
  • Shock
  • Soft tissue injuries, including strains and sprains
  • Stroke
  • Unconsciousness

Basic anatomy and physiology relations to:

  • How to recognise a person is not breathing
  • Chest
  • Response/consciousness
  • Upper airway and effect of positional change
  • Considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions

ASSESSMENT PRACTICAL - Practical tasks and scenario demonstrations

The simulated assessment environments will reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment. Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students' skills and knowledge.

It's important that students have knowledge of the content of this course. The assessable practical skills are listed below.

You will be assessed on performing first aid scenario and task demonstrations for:

1. Infant CPR

2. Adult CPR & defibrillation

3. Anaphylaxis & autoinjector

4. Asthma & medication

5. Choking

6. Turn a casualty on his/her side

7. Bleeding control & shock

8. PIT for a snake/spider bite

9. Rice for sprain

Student handbook / written agreement / course fees, refunds and payment terms

If you are completing this course, please download the student agreement to ensure that you are aware of your rights and obligations.You can access the student written agreement by clicking here.

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