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: C4264 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work

Course Contact : Xenia Girdler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4660

Course Contact Email:xenia.girdler@rmit.edu.au


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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

None

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

Element:

1.Assess the situation

Performance Criteria:

1.1Identify assess and minimise hazards in the situation that may pose a risk of injury or illness to self and others
1.2Minimise immediate risk to self and casualty's health and safety by controlling any hazard in accordance with occupational health and safety requirements
1.3Assess casualty and identify injuries, illnesses and conditions

Element:

2.Apply first aid procedures

Performance Criteria:

2.1Calmly provide information to reassure casualty, adopting a communication style to match the casualty's level of consciousness
2.2Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible
2.3Respond to the casualty in a culturally aware, sensitive and respectful manner
2.4Determine and explain the nature of casualty's injury/condition and relevant first aid procedures to provide comfort
2.5Seek consent from casualty prior to applying first aid management
2.6Provide 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
2.7Seek first aid assistance from others in a timely manner and as appropriate
2.8Correctly operate first aid equipment as required for first aid management according to manufacturer/supplier's instructions and local policies and/or procedures
2.9Use safe manual handling techniques as required
2.10Monitor casualty's condition and respond in accordance with effective first aid principles and procedures
2.11Finalise casualty management according to casualty's needs and first aid principles

Element:

3.Communicate details of the incident

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

4.Evaluate own performance

Performance Criteria:

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


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

In this course you will be provided with a range of opportunities to enhance and extend your skills, knowledge and attitude in the field of AOD work. Classes are run three days per week. A detailed timetable is also available on the RMIT website. Most classes run for three hours and are facilitated by recognised professionals in the community services sector and RMIT staff. A variety of learning styles are catered for and learning will take place via interactive experiential tasks combined with more didactic theory based exercises. All in-class learning will compliment the practical placement competent of this course where you are required to complete a total of two hundred (200) hours over the course of the year. There will also be two course-related field trips - Arradale psychiatric institution and Dax Collection gallery - scheduled in March. These trips are intended to provide you with important insight into the socio-political and historical context of the community services sector in Victoria.

All courses and learning activities will be supported and complimented by RMIT’s e-learning tool "Blackboard".


Teaching Schedule

DayTime StartTime EndCourseDate
Monday1.30pm4.30pmProvide services to clients with complex needs19/3/2012, 26/3, 2/4, 16/4, 23/4, 30/4, 21/5
 Monday 6pm 9pm Work effectively in the AOD sector
 6/2/2012 - 5/3/2012
 Tuesday 9.30am 12.30pm Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
 21/5/2012 - 11/6/2012
 Tuesday 9.30am 12.30pm work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
 21/5/2012 - 11/6/2012
 Tuesday 1.30pm 4.30pm work effectively in mental health settings
 13/3, 27/3,17/4,24/4, 1/5, 22/5 - 12/6
 Wednesday 9.30am 12.30pm work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
18/4, 2/5, 23/5 - 13/6
 Wednesday 1.30pm
 4.30pm work within legal and ethical framework
 18/4, 2/5, 23/5 - 13/6
 Thursday 9.30am 4.30pm Apply advanced first aid
 9/2, 16/2, 1/3, 8/3
     


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Overview of Assessment

There are a variety of tools used to assess this course including two hundred (200) hours of practical placement providing you with opportunities to develop and demonstrate the skills knowledge and attitude required.
Other assessment tasks may involve:

  • Short essays where you will be expected to write an answer to a question in detail, and to draw conclusions about issues.
  • Class presentation where you will be expected to conduct a brief session in class, to lead discussion and to provide information for other students.
  • Participation in class discussions and activities.
  • Reflective Journals you will be expected to provide a written record of your experiences during the year - in class and in practical placement.
  • Blackboard/On-line assessment you will participate in regular on-line forums, blogging and small assessment tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks for this course will be outlined to you by the facilitator at the first timetabled class




Assessment Matrix

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