HLTAID001 Perform cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Duration: 3-4 hours (full course) 1-2 hours (refresher course)


Pre-requisites: Nil

This HLTAID001 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to assess and manage an unconscious casualty and to perform CPR on an adult, a child and an infant who is unconscious and not breathing normally. 
In addition, you will be able to provide compressions only CPR when access to breathing is not possible due to situational events.
Assessment is through a combination of a class knowledge assessment and practical CPR scenarios. You will be required to demonstrate CPR on a manikin on the floor.


Foundation Skills Required:
Foundation skills are a series of underpinning communication skills required for participation in a workplace, community and in an adult education and training

  • Learning - ability to learn to provide a first aid response in the event of an emergency

  • Reading- to assist with administration of asthma & anaphylaxis treatment

  • Writing- to complete any incident reports  

  • Oral communication – use 000/112 or any company emergency communications

  • Numeracy – to follow the recommended CPR ratio of compressions to breaths 


Content

  • Legal issues in relation to first aid

  • Identifying life threatening situations

  • The DRSABCD action plan and responding to emergency situations

  • Managing unconscious casualties

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

  • Compressions only CPR option in adverse situations

  • Access to and using a defibrillator (AED)

  • Choking and drowning emergencies

  • Asthma and anaphylaxis management

  • Infection control


Competencies
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation 


Recommended Recertification Period
The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines, recommends that resuscitation skills are renewed every 12 months.


Unique Student Identifier (USI):  All Students completing a  Nationally Recognised Course with receipt of a Statement of Attainment requires a USI which can be accessed from the USI website https://www.usi.gov.au/

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