Course Title: Provide first aid
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2017
Course Code: OHTH5834C
Course Title: Provide first aid
School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4364 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
Course Contact: Chris Walters
Course Contact Phone: 9925 8268
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Nominal Hours: 18
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This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
1.Respond to an emergency situation
1.1 Recognise an emergency situation
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
3.Communicate details of the incident
4. Evaluate the incident and own performance
4.1 Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents
On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.
Details of Learning Activities
In class: Class lectures and excercises, group discussion and practical demonstrations
Introduction including case overview and explanation of assessment.
Considerations when providing first aid
Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:
Overview of Assessment
Assessments are conducted throughout the day. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, written tasks and practical demonstrations. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on My RMIT.
This course is assessed in accordance with competency-based assessment. To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessments to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback from the teacher at the conclusion of each assessment task.
You should refer to the assessment brief which is available on Blackboard for full details of each assessment task.
Assessment Task 1: Practical demonstration (Part A)
Conducted in class June 23, 2017
You will be required too demonstrate competency in administering first aid to a 'casualty'. tasks include bandaging, immobilising limbs, respond to a person choking, using an epipen, treating an asthma attack and responding to a person in shock
Assessment task 2: Practical demonstration (Part B) Written excercise
Conducted in class June 23, 2017
You will be required to demonstrate competency in responding to an emergency situation, following DRSABCD principles and correct use of an AED (Defibrillator)
You will then be required to complete a multi-choice/short answer quiz. You have one hour to complete this excercise
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These matrixes are available through the Program Coordinator
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