HLTAID003 - PROVIDE FIRST AID
This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty, 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 a first aid 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
HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
Re-certification Requirements: In line with industry standards, it is recommended that the HLTAID001 unit be renewed every 12 months, and the HLTAID002 & HLTAID003 units be renewed every 3 years.
Elements of the course:
Students undertaking the HLTAID003 Provide First Aid 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 manage 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 Australian Resuscitation Council (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
4. Evaluate the incident and own performance
4.1 Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents
4.2 Participate in debriefing to address individual needs
This unit of competency is classified as current as per the information provided for this unit at www.training.gov.au.