HLTAID002 - PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT

This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. 

 

The skills taught in this unit apply to all workers who may be required to provide an emergency response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisite requirements to participate in this course.  

Assessment Requirements: To complete this course successfully, you must be physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on a CPR mannequin which is placed on the floor.

 

Award(s) issued: Upon successful completion of this nationally recognised training, students will be awarded the statement of attainment for:

  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support

 

Re-certification Requirements:  In line with industry standards, it is recommended that the HLTAID001 unit be renewed every 12 months, and the HLTAID002 unit be renewed every 3 years.

Elements of the course:

Students undertaking the HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Lift Support course with ACTIVE FIRST AID TRAINING will learn the following elements:

1. Respond to an emergency situation

1.1 Recognise an emergency situation

1.2 Identify, assess and minimise immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others

1.3 Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response

1.4 Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services

 

2. Apply appropriate first aid procedures

2.1 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with ARC guidelines

2.2 Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles

2.3 Display respectful behaviour towards casualty

2.4 Obtain consent from casualty where possible

2.5 Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible

2.6 Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions

2.7 Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles

 

3. Communicate details of the incident

3.1 Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services

3.2 Report details of incident to workplace supervisor as appropriate

3.3 Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies

This unit of competency is classified as current as per the information provided for this unit at www.training.gov.au.