Course Title: Provide first aid
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2018
Course Code: OHTH5834C
Course Title: Provide first aid
School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5346 - Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs
Course Contact: Chris Walters
Course Contact Phone: 9925 8268
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Nominal Hours: 18
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
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
1.2 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
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. Communicate details of the incident
3.1 Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services
3.2 Report details of incident to workplace supervisor as appropriate
3.3 Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies
4. Evaluate the incident and own performance
4.1 Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents
4.2 Participate in debriefing to address individual needs
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: Lectures, discussion, group activities and practical demonstrations.
Day 1 Content Assessment
Introduction including case overview and explanation of assessment.
Demonstrate first aid procedures for the following:
- allergic reaction
- bleeding control
- choking airway obstruction
- envenomation, pressure immobilisation
- fractures, sprains, strains, arm slings, roller bandages
- respiratory distress, asthma
Considerations when providing first aid
Principals and procedures for first aid management of two scenarios
Basic anatomy and physiology
Day 2 Content Assessment
Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:
- perform at elast 2 mins of uninterupted single rescuer Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) ( 5 cycles of compressions and ventilations) on an adult manikin placed on the floor
- perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
- respond appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
- manage unconscious breathing patient
- followed single rescuer procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interuptions to compressions
- follow the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
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Overview of Assessment
Assessments are conducted in class over the two days. 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 tacher 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)
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 exercise
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
Students may obtain an assessment matrix from the Program Coordinator
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