Course Title: Apply first aid

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

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

Chris Walters

Phone: 99258268

Email: chris.walters@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:

1.1 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 work health and safety requirements

1.3 Assess casualty and identify injuries, illnesses and conditions
 

Element:

2. Apply first aid procedures

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Adopt 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 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 procedures

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

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

2.9 Use safe manual handling techniques

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

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

Element:

3. Communicate details of the incident

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Request 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

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

Element:

4. Evaluate own performance

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Seek feedback from appropriate clinical expert

4.2 Recognise the possible psychological impacts on rescuers involved in critical incidents

4.3 Participate in debriefing/evaluation to improve future response and address individual needs
 


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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1Part one of the First Aid program dealing with theories and applied practice of First Aid
2Part 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 Matrix

An assessment matrix demonstrating alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant course is available from the course contact person (stated above).

This course is delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, grades include:

CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment

Other Information

Assessment Tasks Submission Cover Sheet
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Attendance
It is strongly advised that you attend all workshops in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your competency. Information regarding student feedback can be found at: 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. The Student progress policy can be found at:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Information regarding application for special consideration can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity Web site: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n
 

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