HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid
HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support
This comprehensive First Aid course aligns with legal, workplace, and community considerations, as well as guidelines from the Australian Resuscitation Council and other national clinical bodies. It equips you with the skills and knowledge to recognize emergencies and provide immediate and effective first aid treatment for sudden illnesses or injuries.
The course covers various aspects, including assessing the casualty, ensuring safety, accessing emergency services, and utilizing available resources to administer first aid. You will learn essential techniques such as CPR and defibrillator usage, administering autoinjectors for anaphylaxis, providing asthma medication, assisting someone who is choking, employing immobilization techniques for envenomation, fractures, dislocations, sprains, and strains.
Additionally, you will learn to manage non-life-threatening bleeding and shock in casualties.
Throughout the course, you will gain knowledge of basic anatomy, physiology, and the differences in providing CPR to adults, children, and infants. You will understand the importance of the chain of survival, learn how to report incident details in written and verbal forms, review incidents to enhance your skills and response times, recognize psychological impacts, and seek assistance when needed.
To participate in the course, participants must be physically capable of performing practical demonstrations, including 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor and rescue breathing techniques on manikins. Online study is a requirement, so access to a computer, smartphone, tablet, or other electronic devices with internet connectivity is necessary to complete the pre-course studies.
The duration of the course is a minimum of 60 minutes for online components, which will be supplemented with face-to-face training.
Assessment activities include performance tasks and practical scenarios such as CPR on adults and infants, managing casualties with anaphylaxis, asthma, choking, non-life-threatening bleeding, shock, nosebleeds, fractures, dislocations, strains, and envenomation. Additionally, an online theory assessment consisting of multiple-choice questions must be completed prior to the face-to-face session.
Performance tasks and practical scenarios:
- Perform CPR on an adult (incl. the use of an AED and placing a casualty into the recovery position)
- Complete a first aid incident report form based on the simulated first aid scenario
- Perform CPR on an infant
- Manage a casualty with anaphylaxis
- Manage a casualty with asthma
- Manage a choking casualty
- Manage a casualty with non-life-threatening bleeding and shock, requiring minor wound cleaning
- Manage a casualty with a nosebleed
- Manage a casualty with a fracture and dislocation
- Manage a casualty with a sprain and strain
- Manage a casualty with envenomation (snake/ funnel-web spider bite)
Theory assessment Online: A online assessment consisting of multiple-choice questions needs to be done prior to arrival.