Course Title: Provide first aid

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5373 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Provide first aid

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH5899C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017

Course Contact: Matthew Clayton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1417

Course Contact Email: matthew.clayton@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

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.

Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Elements:

1. Respond to an emergency situation

2. Apply appropriate first aid procedures

3. Communicate details of the incident

4. Evaluate the incident and own performance


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, you should be able to:

  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

        

  1. 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

        

  1. 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

        

  1. 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


Overview of Assessment

Before the critical aspects of evidence are considered all prerequisites must be met.

Each candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

 

There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

 

  • Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:
  • Responded to at least two simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting
  • Applied first aid procedures

 

Assessment

Assessment: Task 1

Online quizzes x 3

Assessment: Task 2

CPR Practical Assessment 1 (adult)

Assessment: Task 3

CPR Practical Assessment 2 (infant)

Assessment: Task 4

First Aid Practical Assessments

(Autoinjectors, Bandages & Slings and Spacers and Asthma Medication).

 

 

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Elements/Performance Criteria Covered

Ass1

Ass 2

Ass 3

Ass 4

1.1

X

X

X

 

1.2

X

X

X

 

1.3

X

X

X

 

1.4

 

X

X

 

2.1

X

X

X

 

2.2

 

X

X

 

2.3

 

X

X

X

2.4

X

 

 

X

2.5

 

X

X

X

2.6

X

X

X

X

2.7

 

X

X

X

3.1

 

X

X

 

3.2

X

 

 

 

3.3

X

 

 

X

4.1

X

 

 

X

4.2

X

 

 

X

 

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.