Course Title: Apply first aid

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OHTH5661C

Course Title: Apply first aid

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4262 - Certificate IV in Youth Work

Course Contact : Jennifer Brooker

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4115

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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:

HLTFA301C Apply first aid


Apply first aid procedures

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Calmly provide information to reassure casualty, adopting 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 the nature of casualty's injury/condition and 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 Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines and/or State/Territory regulations, legislation and policies and industry requirements
2.7 Seek first aid assistance from others in a timely manner and as appropriate
2.8 Correctly operate first aid equipment as required for first aid management according to manufacturer/supplier's instructions and local policies and/or procedures
2.9 Use safe manual handling techniques as required
2.10 Monitor casualty's condition and respond in accordance with effective first aid principles and procedures
2.11 Finalise casualty management according to casualty's needs and first aid principles


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


Communicate details of the incident

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Request ambulance support and/or appropriate medical assistance according to relevant circumstances using relevant communication media and equipment
3.2 Accurately convey assessment of casualty's condition and management activities to ambulance services /other emergency services/relieving personnel
3.3 Prepare reports as appropriate in a timely manner, presenting all relevant facts according to established procedures
3.4 Accurately record details of casualty's physical condition, changes in conditions, management and response to management in line with established procedures
3.5 Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with privacy principles and statutory and/or organisation policies


Evaluate own performance

Performance Criteria:

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

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

These skills and knowledge may be applied in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

The implementation is consistent with specific workplace and/or relevant legislative requirements in relation to first aid in teh youth sector.

Application of these skills and knowledge will be contextualised as required to address specific industry, enterprise or workplace requirements and to address specific risks and hazards and associated injuries in this sector.

Teaching Schedule

Classes are held in the first two weeks of the academic year so that students can be confident in their dealings with young people during their work placement (240 hours)

Studetns will learng how to do CPR as well as learn about various injuries they may come across in their work and how to treat them.  How to call an ambulance and DRABC will also be taught.

Learning Resources

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Overview of Assessment

Styudnets wil lbe assessed through simulations and written and oral assessment tasks conducted during the class time.  Students will gain competency in this unit when they are able to demonstrate they can do CPR and pass a written test at the end of the scheduled classes.

Assessment Tasks

Studnts will be asked to pass their CPR and a written test at the end of the scheduled class time.  A pass in both must be recorded to be competent in this area.

Assessment Matrix

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