Course Title: Apply first aid

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: NURS5329C

Course Title: Apply first aid

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6119 - Advanced Diploma of Oral Health (Dental Hygiene)

Course Contact : Eleanor Schroeder

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1412

Course Contact Email:eleanor.schroeder@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

N/A

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:

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


Described in Elements


Details of Learning Activities

These will include theory classes and practical demonstrations


Teaching Schedule

DateTopicAssessment

13th Feb

Morning class

Legal and ethical issues CPR procedures Medical emergencies & management BandagingWorkbook issued

13th Feb

Afternoon class

Medical emergencies & managementTask 2 CPR PRACTICAL  ASSESSMENT
6th MarchNo classTask 1 Workbook due
27th MarchManagement of trauma TutorialTask 3 Online quiz


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There is no prescribed text for this course


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment wil include theory tests and a practical demonstration of skills


Assessment Tasks

Task 1: Workbook Due 6th March

Task 2 CPR practical assessment 13th February

Task 3 Online quiz 27th March

Students must successful complete all assessment tasks to pass the course.


Assessment Matrix

Available on Blackboard

Other Information

Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension (see below) will not be corrected.

• APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK - A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension) at least 24 hours before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 3 of Dental Hospital. Students requiring longer extensions must apply for SPECIAL CONSIDERATION.

• For missed assessments such as exams- you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged online with supporting evidence prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration


Students may be given the opportunity to resubmit the assignment if this is requested by the teacher and approved by the co-ordinator.
Students are required to achieve a Pass grade in both tasks to achieve Competence for this course
 

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