Course Title: Apply first aid

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: NURS5115C

Course Title: Apply first aid

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4203 - Certificate IV in Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Contact: City: Carylin Lenehan/ Bundoora: Erica Keen

Course Contact Phone: 9925 4837 / 9925 6649

Course Contact Email: carylin.lenehan@rmit.edu.au/erica.keen@rmit.eu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Carylin Lenehan

Manager Nursing and Allied Health

Phone: 03 9925 4837

Email: carylin.lenehan@rmit.edu.au

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

Not applicable

Course Description

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:

HLTFA301B Apply first aid

Element:

1. Assess the situation

Performance Criteria:

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 work health and safety requirements
1.3 Assess casualty and identify injuries, illnesses and conditions
 

Element:

2. Apply first aid procedures

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Adopt 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 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 procedures
2.7 Seek first aid assistance from others in a timely manner and as appropriate
2.8 Correctly operate first aid equipment for first aid management according to manufacturer/supplier’s instructions and procedures
2.9 Use safe manual handling techniques
2.10 Monitor casualty's condition and respond in accordance with established first aid principles and procedures
2.11 Finalise casualty management according to casualty’s needs and first aid principles
 

Element:

3. Communicate details of the incident

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Request ambulance support and/or appropriate medical assistance according to relevant circumstance
3.2 Accurately convey observation of casualty’s condition and management activities to ambulance services / relieving personnel
3.3 Accurately assess and report details of casualty’s physical condition, changes in conditions, management and response to management in line with established procedures
3.4 Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with privacy principles and statutory and/or organisation policies
 

Element:

4. Evaluate own performance

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Seek feedback from appropriate clinical expert
4.2 Recognise the possible psychological impacts on rescuers involved in critical incidents
4.3 Participate in debriefing/evaluation to improve future response and address individual needs
 


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Descriptor

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


Application of the Unit
Application These skills and knowledge may be applied in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings
Training Package users should ensure implementation is consistent with any specific workplace and/or relevant legislative requirements in relation to first aid, including State/Territory requirements for currency
Application of these skills and knowledge should be contextualised as required to address specific industry, enterprise or workplace requirements and to address specific risks and hazards and associated injuries
A current Senior First Aid, Workplace Level 2 or Level 2 qualification may provide evidence of skills and knowledge required by this competency unit. However, as with all evidence of competence, evidence must be assessed against the requirements specified in the unit of competency
 


Teaching Schedule

Lesson 1:

  • Identify and describe teh principles of First Aid
  • Identify and describe the first aid equipment
  • Identify and describe the legal parameters of First Aid including:
    • Duty of Care
    • Consent
    • Documentation
    • Infection Control

Lesson 2:

  • Understand Neurological Emergencies
  • Understand Respiratory Emergencies
  • Understand Cardiac Emergencies
  • Understand Diabetic Emergencies

Lesson 3:

  • Identify and describe the signs and symptoms and the management of:
    • Bleeding
    • Head Injuries
    • Chest Injuries
    • Fractures
    • Burns
    • Poisons

Lesson 4:

  • Outline the structures and functions of the cardiovascular system
  • Outline the structures and functions of the respiratory system
  • Define and describe the chain of survival
  • Define and describe the Australian Resuscitation Council Basic Life Support Guidelines
  • Identify and describe teh management of choking
  • Identify and describe BLS for adult, child and infant
  • Identify and describe the procedure of defibrillation, including safety considerations


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Haines,J (2007) Emergency First Aid 9th Ed Australian First Aid
 


Other Resources

• First Aid Equipment, including CPR manikin


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may include:
Observation in the workplace.
Written Assignments/projects, case study and scenario as a basis for discussion of issues and strategies to contribute to best practice.
Questioning: written or verbal
 


Assessment Tasks

Online  Written Examination


Practical Assessment – Adult Basic Life Support
 


Assessment Matrix

ElementPass
CAG
Credit
CC
Distinction
CDI
High Distinction
CHD

 
General descriptionDemonstrates basic understanding and meets minimum requirements. Presentation is not of a professional standard.Demonstrates sound understanding and some degree of interpretation, but lacks depth of insight. Some flaws in presentation.A high standard of work that demonstrates thorough understanding and interpretation. Well presented.Outstanding or exceptional work in terms of insight, interpretation and professional presentation. Usually contains some original ideas.
Knowledge of the topicCovers the subject matter sufficiently to answer questions and address issues.Good knowledge of the subject matter with some evidence of depth and complexity. Some refection is evident.Evidence of understanding of deeper and more complex aspects of the subject matter.Demonstrates insight, awareness, including self-awareness and ability to reflect with depth. Demonstrates breadth and depth of knowledge. Demonstrates understanding of complexities and a range of contexts.
Reading & researchEvidence of sufficient reading to complete the assignment.Evidence of through reading understanding of the core texts and resources.Evidence of reading the core texts and resources with some additional reading.Strong evidence of extensive & independent reading and research beyond the specified texts and resources.
ReferencingMinimum referencing is used, but not always correctly or consistently.Referencing is used, with some inconsistencies.Accurate use of referencing system. May contain a few inconsistencies in use of style.Referencing system used thoroughly and accurately. Consistent with preferred style.

 

Writing Adequately written to convey ideas and concepts. Structure is not always logical and there are some spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.Clearly written and well structured. Some spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.Effective use of language to express complex ideas. Clearly written and well structured. A few spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.Conceptual thinking & complex ideas expressed clearly & fluently. Well structured. Few, if any, spelling or grammatical errors.

* NYC – Not Yet Competent

Other Information

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA


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
1.2 Minimise immediate risk to self and casualty’s health and safety by controlling any hazard in accordance with work health and safety requirements
1.3 Assess casualty and identify injuries, illnesses and conditions


2. Apply first aid procedures

2.1 Adopt 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 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 procedures
2.7 Seek first aid assistance from others in a timely manner and as appropriate
2.8 Correctly operate first aid equipment for first aid management according to manufacturer/supplier’s instructions and procedures
2.9 Use safe manual handling techniques
2.10 Monitor casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with established first aid principles and procedures
2.11 Finalise casualty management according to casualty’s needs and first aid principles


3. Communicate details of the incident

3.1 Request ambulance support and/or appropriate medical assistance according to relevant circumstance
3.2 Accurately convey observation of casualty’s condition and management activities to ambulance services / relieving personnel
3.3 Accurately assess and report details of casualty’s physical condition, changes in conditions, management and response to management in line with established procedures
3.4 Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with privacy principles and statutory and/or organisation policies


4. Evaluate own performance

4.1 Seek feedback from appropriate clinical expert
4.2 Recognise the possible psychological impacts on rescuers involved in critical incidents
4.3 Participate in debriefing/evaluation to improve future response and address individual needs
 

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