Course Title: Apply first aid

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: OHTH5657C

Course Title: Apply first aid

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: VET in Schools

Program: C5246 - Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 nursing)

Course Contact: Carylin Lenehan

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4837

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

No longer run at RMIT

Nominal Hours: 18

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Not Applicable

Course Description

This course includes 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) Introduction to First Aid

2) Medical Emergencies

3) Trauma Emergencies


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

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

3.1 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

4.1 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

Learning outcomes
• Assess the situation
• Apply first aid procedures
• Communicate details of the incident
• Evaluate own performance

Details of Learning Activities

No longer run at RMIT

Teaching Schedule

No longer run at RMIT

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

No longer run at RMIT

Overview of Assessment

Online Examination
Practical Assessment – Adult Basic Life Support

Assessment Tasks

No longer run at RMIT

Assessment Matrix

No longer run at RMIT

Other Information

No longer run at RMIT

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