HLTAID004 - PROVIDE AN EMERGENCY FIRST AID RESPONSE IN AN EDUCATION & CARE SETTING
This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.
The unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency.
This unit of competency will contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulation (2011).
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 both an adult & child CPR mannequin which are placed on the floor, plus an infant CPR mannequin placed on a hard surface.
Awards 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
HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education & Care Setting
Re-certification Requirements: In line with industry standards, it is recommended that the HLTAID001 unit be renewed every 12 months, and the HLTAID002, HLTAID003 & HLTAID004 units be renewed every 3 years.
Elements of the course:
Students undertaking the HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education & Care Setting 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 emergency 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 Ensure casualty feels safe, secure and supported
2.4 Obtain consent from casualty, caregiver, registered medical practitioners or medical emergency services 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 details of the incident to emergency response services
3.2 Report details of incident to supervisor
3.3 Complete relevant workplace documentation, including incident report form
3.4 Report details of incidents involving babies and children to parents and/or caregivers
3.5 Follow workplace procedures to report serious incidents to the regulatory authority
3.6 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, other rescuers and children
4.2 Talk with children about their emotions and responses to events
4.3 Participate in debriefing with supervisor
This unit of competency is classified as current as per the information provided for this unit at www.training.gov.au.