HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Duration: 1-2 days (full course)  4-6 hours  (refresher course)

Pre-requisites: Nil


The HLTAID003 Provide First aid course is designed to provide the leaner with skills in identifying and managing the risk of injury and illness in the workplace and provide the initial first aid response to the casualty until medical assistance is available. The course covers a wide range of scenarios related to trauma and medical events that may occur at home or at work.

It is suitable for all people in workplaces and members of the public who want training in providing that initial response first aid.

Assessment is through a combination of a class knowledge assessment and practical first aid 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

  • Roles and responsibilities of the first aider

  • Legal issues in first aid

  • The DRSABCD action plan and responding to emergency situations

  • Managing unconscious casualties

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

  • Using a defibrillator (AED)

  • Infection control

  • Heart attack 

  • Wound and bleeding management

  • Burns

  • Fractures and dislocations

  • Soft tissue injury (sprains & strains)

  • Head and facial injuries

  • Spinal injuries

  • Medical emergencies 

    • Diabetes

    • Choking

    • Epilepsy

  • Abdominal and chest injuries

  • Hypothermia / hyperthermia 

  • Poisoning management

  • Envenomation (bites and stings)

  • Asthma and anaphylaxis first aid management


COMPETENCIES
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation 
HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support 
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 

RECOMMENDED RECERTIFICATION PERIOD
The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines, recommends that first aid skills are renewed every three years and resuscitation skills are renewed every 12 months.


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