Course Title: Apply first aid
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2013
Course Code: OHTH5648C
Course Title: Apply first aid
School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences
Campus: City Campus
Program: C3202 - Certificate III in Dental Assisting
Course Contact: Eleanor Schroeder
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1412
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Phone: 03 9341 1418
Nominal Hours: 18
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites for this competency unit
This unit incorporates the content of units:
• HLTCPR201A Perform CPR
• HLTFA201A Provide basic emergency life support
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
HLTFA301C Apply first aid
1. Assess the situation
1.1 Identify assess and minimise hazards in the situation that may pose a risk of injury or illness to self and others
1.1 Identify assess and minimise hazards in the situation that may pose a risk of injury or illness to self and others
1.2 Minimise immediate risk to self and casualty’s health and safety by controlling any hazard in accordance with occupational health and safety requirements
1.3 Assess casualty and identify injuries, illnesses and conditions
2.1 Calmly provide information to reassure casualty, adopting a communication style to match the casualty’s level of consciousness
2.2 Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible
2.3 Respond to the casualty in a culturally aware, sensitive and respectful manner
2.4 Determine and explain the nature of casualty’s injury/ condition and relevant first aid procedures to provide comfort
2.5 Seek consent from casualty prior to applying first aid management
2.6 Provide first aid management in accordance with established first aid principles and Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines and/or State/Territory regulations, legislation and policies and industry requirements
2.7 Seek first aid assistance from others in a timely manner and as appropriate
2.8 Correctly operate first aid equipment as required for first aid management according to manufacturer/supplier’s instructions and local policies and/or procedures
2.9 Use safe manual handling techniques as required
2.10 Monitor casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with effective first aid principles and procedures
2.11 Finalise casualty management according to casualty’s needs and first aid principles
3.1 Request ambulance support and/or appropriate medical assistance according to relevant circumstances using relevant communication media and equipment
3.2 Accurately convey assessment of casualty’s condition and management activities to ambulance services /other emergency services / relieving personnel
3.3 Prepare reports as appropriate in a timely manner, presenting all relevant facts according to established procedures
3.4 Accurately record details of casualty’s physical condition, changes in conditions, management and response to management in line with established procedures
3.5 Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with privacy principles and statutory and/or organisation policies
4.1 Seek feedback from appropriate clinical expert
4.2 Recognise the possible psychological impacts on rescuers of involvement in critical incidents
4.3 Participate in debriefing/evaluation as appropriate to improve future response and address individual needs
Details of Learning Activities
Teacher Lead Activities:
Classroom based tutorial power point presentation and practical instruction/demonstration together with the use of computers and relevant software/s.
Practical simulations and demonstrations. Use of manikin for CPR demonstration
Group discussions and activities
Student Centred Activities:
- Practical activity in lateral recovery position - students to form pairs and undertake following teacher demonstration
- Practical activity - students to form pairs and practise use of "Epipen" trainer pen for anaphylaxis management following teacher demonstration
- Self managed research is required by the student to gain the necessary underpinning knowledge for demonstration of competency in this unit.This research is to be undertaken by the student. A compulsory workbook is provided to assist the student in their learning.
It is recommended that the learner uses the prescribed text listed below to support their learning. The teaching schedule is based on the prescribed text.
- Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises
- Completion of CPR practical practise using manikin and practical assessment including completion of written incident report based on scenario provided by teacher
- Completion of written assessment - 80% pass mark
Please Note: This unit covers HLTFA301C Apply First Aid incorporating HLTCPR201B Perform CPR and HLTFA201B Provide basic life support . The unit delivery also contains detailed information contextualised to the delivery of first aid for dental emergencies.
9 hours: ( 2 sessions)
Teacher lead class room discussion using power point presentation & practical demonstration using manikin:
- Basic Life Support (BLS), D.R.S.A.B.C.D, CPR/infant, child & adult application & ratio.
- Lateral recovery position and importance of this position in airway protection/maintenance
- Moving a casualty - importance of correect manual handling for first aider and casualty protection
- A.E.D. when to use and when not to use, moving a casualty
- Aanaphylaxis management - use of "epipen"
- Medical emergencies, including diabetes, cardiac arrest, shock, seizure, syncope, hyperventilation, hypoglycaemia, asthma, stroke, hypothermia & hyperthermia, substance abuse
- Trauma management including bleeding, burns, embedded objects, amputation,sprains, fractures, head injury,
- Dental trauma first aid management
- Envenomation- snake bite, spider bite
- Banadaging techniques
- Legal aspects of first aid including consent, negligence, "good samaritan act", recording & documentation of an incident, workplace first aider legal responsibilities.
- Application of infection control & "standard precautions" in delivery fo first aid
Small group learning activities on lateral recovery position, use of "epipen" D.R.S.A.B.C & C.P.R
Small group activities of basic bandaging techniques for wounds,bleeding
ALL of these are demonstrated by the teacher using either class participant or manikin
Student centered self managed research
The student is to complete the learner workbook. The completed workbook is a compulsory pre-requisite for undertaking the written assessment to support consolidation of first aid theory knowledge for written assessment.
Total Nominal Hours = 18
Emergency First Aid 11th revised or 12th Edition Author: John Haines Publisher: Emergency Care Providers/ Medic Media
Australian Resucitaiion Council www.resuc.org.au
RMIT library www.rmit.edu.au/library
HLTFA301C Apply First Aid class power point notes accesible via MYRMIT blackboard, PROGRAM C3202 OR C4029, course content, Unit HLTFA301C Apply First Aid
Overview of Assessment
A multi choice assessment theory paper will be completed in block two.
Followed by a practical demonstration of competency in the application of the Basic Life Support Flow Chart.
The student is required to successfully complete the multi choice assessment before they will be eligible to participate in the practical first aid class.
The practical assessment includes demonstration of CPR on a manikin; demonstration of assessment principles and first aid care on a fellow student. These assessments are workplace based scenarios.
Assessment as follows:
- Completion of practical assessment in C.P.R. including completion of written incident report. The practical assessment includes demonstration of CPR on a manikin. The assessment is conducted as a workplace based scenario.
- Completion of incident report following C.P.R practical assessment
- Completion of workbook responses
- A multiple choice written assessment theory paper
Important Information: The HLTFA301C Apply First Aid Certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of certificate completion with a CA competency achieved result. The student MUST UPDATE THE HLTCPR201B Perform CPR qualification every 12 MONTHS to maintain currency in HLTFA301C Apply First Aid as per the ARC Guidelines (refer to www.arcguidelines) for further information
1. CPR Practical Assessment including completion of scenario based written incident report
2. Written Assessment (multiple choice) - 80% pass mark
Prerequisite for CPR practical assessment as follows:
Attendance and participation in scheduled class work for Unit HLTFA301C
Prerequisite for written assessment as follows:
- Completion of the CPR practical assessment with a CA result
- The submission of the fully completed HLTFA301B Apply First Aid Workbook by the due date for submission is a prerequisite for undertaking the written assessment.
Student must present Student Identification Card to RMIT Assessor to undertake the written assessment.
Please Note; Students may apply for Special Consideration as (per the information provided in the Student Handbook ) via the RMIT Hub @ http:/www.rmit.edu.au/students/special consideration if they believe their ability to complete Assessment for this Unit by the submission date has been affected by factors beyond their control. Special Consideration must be lodged prior to or within 48 hours of the scheduled assessment time or assessment submission date. Special Consideration is NOT granted automatically on application.
RMIT University requires that you present only YOUR work for assessment. Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is the presentation of the work or idea of another person without appropriate referencing, as though it is your own.
Plagiarism is NOT acceptable. Penalties can include charges of academic misconduct, cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Please note: It is also a disciplinary offence to allow your work to be plagiarised by another student. When signing the coversheet to submit your workbook, you are declaring that the work is not plagiarised.
1.CPR Practical assessment including completion of written incident report based on scenario provided by teacher.
Student is required to demonstrate competence in D.R.S.A.B.C as per the HLTCPR201B Perform CPR Performance Criteria/Learning Outcomes which incorporates unit HLTFA301C Apply First Aid and as per the ARC Resuscitation Guidelines. Student MUST complete 2 minutes of continuous CPR delivering 30 compressions & 2 ventilations at a rate of approximately 3 cycles of this per minute. The student is required to complete this assessment task using a manikin provided by the Lead Teacher for the unit of competence.The student MUST demonstrate an understanding of checking for danger, checking for response of casualty using "talk & touch", sending for medical assistance and accurately relaying exact location of incident via phone, checking and opening the casualty’s airway, checking for breathing using "look,listen & feel" and commencing chest compressions at a rate of 30 to 2 ventilations depressing the chest to approximately 1/3rd the depth for effective C.P.R.
The student is also required to fully complete the HLTFA301C Written Incident Report Form using the information provided by the teacher in the form of a written workbased scenario when undertaking the CPR practical assessment.
2.Written Assessment (multiple choice) - Student is required to demonstrate competence in written assessment with a mark of 80% required to achieve competence in this assessment.
An NYC (Not Yet Competent) result for the C.P.R. practical assessment is managed as follows - the student will be provided with a tutorial/demonstration of C.P.R. by the teacher prior to the end of the class/session. Re-assessment of the practical component will then be undertaken immediately after the tutorial with the Assessor. Please note students will be provided with only ONE opportunity for re-assessment to achieve competence in C.P.R. Failure to achieve CA competence for the C.P.R. practical assessment may result in the requirement for a student to re-enrol in Unit HLTFA301C Apply First Aid incurring fees and a return to class work to achieve competence in C.P.R. prior to progression in the remainder of the unit.
An NYC (Not Yet Competent) result for the written assessment is managed as follows- Please note students will be provided with only ONE opportunity for re-assessment to achieve competence in this unit.
A result of between of 70% and 79% for written assessment- the student will be advised of the result by the Lead Teacher within 2 weeks of the original assessment date. Verbal feedback will be provided on the areas of underpinning knowledge that require further research and consolidation and the student will be provided with a second opportunity to achieve competence via an oral assessment with the Lead Teacher for the unit within their RMIT enrolment period.
A result below 70% for the written assessment - the student will be advised of the result by the Lead Teacher within 2 weeks of the original assessment date. The student may be required to (but this is not limited to) attend class work again, complete further research as customised by the Lead Teacher and provide evidence of this in the form of a written document. Following evidence of further learning the student will be required to undergo a written or oral assessment as determined by the Lead Teacher for this unit to achieve competence within the enrolment period.
Failure to meet the above listed requirements may see a student achieve an Not Yet Competent result for unit HLTFA301C Apply First Aid requiring a meeting with the Program Coordinator and re-enrolment incurring fees, a return to class work and completion of assessment tasks relevant to the unit at the time of the student’s re-enrolment
Students are advised to wear appropriate clothing and attire for attendance to Unit HLTFA301C Apply First Aid practical class work as there is a requirement that students undertake some practical work on the floor which involves light moving of a class peer( using correct manual handling techniques) into lateral recovery position and performing C.P.R. on a manikin on the floor.
Unit HLTFA301C Apply First Aid is delivered against the current ARC Guidelines see www.arcguidelines
The delivery of this unit also contains contextualised dental scenario as the unit is designed to support dental personnel in the delivery of effective first aid as part of the dental team in the workplace
The Lead Teacher of this unit of competence is available via appointment to students for tutorial if required to support successful completion of this unit of competency.
Teacher: Debra Spicer
Phone 03 9341 1418
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