HLTAID006 - PROVIDE ADVANCED FIRST AID

This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to provide an advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aid providers, until the arrival of medical personnel or other assistance.

The unit applies to workers who may be required to provide, coordinate and manage a first aid response across a range of complex situations, include 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 both an adult CPR mannequin which is placed on the floor, and also on an infant CPR mannequin placed on a hard surface.

 

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

  • HLTAID006 Provide Advanced 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 & HLTAID006 units be renewed every 3 years.

Elements of the course:

Students undertaking the HLTAID006 Provide Advanced 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

1.5 Deploy resources to appropriate locations as required in line with workplace procedures

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. Coordinate first aid activities until arrival of medical assistance

3.1 Identify available resources required and establish communication links with appropriate personnel, emergency management services and medical assistance as appropriate

3.2 Deploy correct amount of required resources to appropriate locations in an effective manner to ensure timely arrival

3.3 Document the provision of resources and recommend modifications as required

3.4 Monitor the condition of casualties in accordance with first aid principles and workplace procedures

3.5 Coordinate evacuation of casualties according to relevant evacuation procedures

3.6 Arrange support services for personnel involved in the incident in accordance with relevant principles and procedures

4. Communicate details of the incident

4.1 Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services

4.2 Report details of incident in line with organisational policies

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

5. Evaluate the incident and own performance

5.1 Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents

5.2 Participate in debriefing to address individual needs

5.3 Evaluate management of the incident and develop an action plan in consultation with relevant parties

5.4 Review contingency planning to identify and select alternative management principles and procedures as required

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