Course Title: Apply first aid

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: OHTH5714C

Course Title: Apply first aid

School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4328 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs

Course Contact : Xenia Girdler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4660

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Wayne Harrington

0399254230

wayne.harrington@rmit.edu.au

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 course 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:

HLTFA311A 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 work health and safety requirements
1.3Assess casualty and identify injuries, illnesses and conditions

Element:

4. Evaluate own performance

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

3. Communicate details of the incident

Performance Criteria:

3.1Request 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
3.4Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with privacy principles

Element:

2. Apply first aid procedures

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Adopt 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 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 procedures
2.7Seek first aid assistance from others in a timely manner and as appropriate
2.8Correctly operate first aid equipment for first aid management according to manufacturer/supplier’s instructions and procedures
2.9Use safe manual handling techniques
2.10Monitor casualty's condition and respond in accordance with established first aid principles and procedures
2.11Finalise casualty management according to casualty’s needs and first aid principles


Learning Outcomes


Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to undertake each of the elements listed above.


Details of Learning Activities

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

This course 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

 Identify assess and minimise hazards in the situation that may pose a risk of injury or illness to self and others

 Minimise immediate risk to self and casualty’s health and safety by controlling any hazard in accordance with work health and safety requirements

 Assess casualty and identify injuries, illnesses and conditions

 Adopt a communication style to match the casualty’s level of consciousness

 Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible

 Respond to the casualty in a culturally aware, sensitive and respectful manner

 Determine and explain relevant first aid procedures to provide comfort

  Seek consent from casualty prior to applying first aid management

  Provide first aid management in accordance with established first aid principles and procedures

 Seek first aid assistance from others in a timely manner and as appropriate

  Correctly operate first aid equipment for first aid management according to manufacturer/supplier’s instructions and procedures

 Use safe manual handling techniques 

 Monitor casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with established first aid principles and procedures

 Finalise casualty management according to casualty’s needs and first aid principles

  Request ambulance support and/or appropriate medical assistance according to relevant circumstance

   Accurately convey observation of casualty’s condition and management activities to ambulance services / relieving personnel

  Accurately assess and report details of casualty’s physical condition, changes in conditions, management and response to management in line with established procedures

 Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with privacy principles and statutory and/or organisation policies


Teaching Schedule

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1Students will be introduced to the basic principles of First Aid and first response when working with someone who may have taken an overdose. This will be presented during the mental Health First Aid program
2Students will explore First Aid and safety in the workplace. This will take place during the Work Health and Safety classes
3Part one of the First Aid program dealing with theories and applied practice of First Aid
4Part two of the First Aid which will include the practical demonstration and theory test


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. The University Library provides extensive services, facilities and study space as well as comprehensive collections of books, periodicals and other course related materials, such as DVD’s, magazines, slides, films etc. Computer laboratories with access to a wide range of desktop publishing software are also available. The library also has an expanding virtual collection of electronic resources and networks, including product data, e-books, electronic journals and newspapers, web based tutorials, online reference and document delivery services etc., all of which are accessible on campus, and off campus 24 hours per day. More information on library resources and services can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library
If you need additional support, visit RMIT’s Learning Lab, either in person or online: http://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/lsu/
 


Overview of Assessment

Students will be required to successfully complete a written test and practical demonstration of skill.


Assessment Tasks

• The individual being assessed must provide evidence of essential knowledge and essential skills
• Competence should be demonstrated working individually and as part of a first aid team
• Consistency of performance should be demonstrated over the required range of situations relevant to the workplace or community setting
• Currency of first aid knowledge and skills is to be demonstrated in line with ARC Guidelines and guidelines of Australian national peak clinical bodies and State / Territory legislation and regulations
• Skills in performing first aid procedures are to be assessed through demonstration, with questioning to confirm essential knowledge
• Demonstration of first aid procedures over the required range of situations relevant to the workplace setting must be demonstrated using standard precautions and first aid equipment including roller bandages, triangular bandages, other trauma dressings, bronchodilator and spacer device, adrenalin auto-injectors and AED
• For assessment purposes, demonstration of skills in CPR procedures requires using a model of the human body (resuscitation manikin) in line with ARC Guidelines
Assessment tasks in this course are either formative or summative. Formative tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered essential building blocks for the more substantial summative assessment tasks. Summative assessment tasks in this course are graded.
Feedback throughout the course may be written for written assessments, verbal for verbal assessments or a combination of both
To demonstrate competency in this course you need to complete each one of the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard.
Participation in the 14 hour mental health first aid course’s in-class activities (formative)

Demonstrated ability to apply first aid during in-class simulations and role plays
Successful completion of the First Aid theory test - administered in session 4

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded).

CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
 


Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Attendance
The major learning experience involves a combination of in-class exercises complimented by practical placement. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback
You will receive feedback verbally for verbal presentations and written for written presentations by teachers on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your competency.
Student feedback at RMIT :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy :
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Applying for Special Consideration
If you are seeking an extension of more than seven calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date. Late applications will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. For information about Special Consideration and how to apply, see: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

Penalties for Late Submission
If you have not been granted an extension or special consideration, late submission will be penalised as follows:

Assessment tasks submitted after the due date of submission shall receive a penalty of five per cent of the grades available for that assessment per day for each day late.
No assessment task shall be accepted more than three weeks after the due date without special consideration.
Assessment Appeals
If you believe your assessment result or final result is wrong please contact the course coordinator and provide the reason why you think your result is incorrect. Valid reasons for seeking a review of results include:

You believe an error has occurred in the calculation of the grade; or,
You believe the assessment did not comply with criteria published in the Course Guide; or,
You believe the assessment did not comply with University Policies on Assessment (i.e. an error in process has occurred).
Full details of the procedure (including appeals procedure) can be located at this RMIT site: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment

Academic Integrity
Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship through respecting the work of others whilst having the freedom to build new insights, new knowledge and ideas. RMIT University upholds the values of academic integrity as fundamental to the scholarship undertaken by all members of its community. Whenever you refer to another person’s research or ideas (either by directly quoting or paraphrasing them) you must acknowledge your source.
If you are even in doubt about how to properly cite a reference, consult your lecturer or the academic integrity website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity The RMIT library provides tools to assist with your referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/info-trek/referencing

Plagiarism and Collusion
Plagiarism and collusion constitute extremely serious academic misconduct, and are forms of cheating. You are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
Examples of plagiarism include:

Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;
Closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, ideas or themes without proper citation;
Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
Copying designs or works of art and submitting them as your original work;
Copying a whole or any part of another student’s work; and
Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
Enabling Plagiarism: the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work is also an offence.

For further information, please see the RMIT Plagiarism Policy – http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1 – and the RMIT Student Discipline Statute and Regulations - http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=11jgnnjgg70y

Plagiarism Software
The originality verification software Turnitin may be used in this course. For details, see: http://www.turnitin.com
 

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