Course Title: Provide first aid

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5387 Diploma of Dental Technology

Course Title: Provide first aid

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

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.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH5899C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Term1 2019,
Term1 2020

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH5899C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2019 (XXX1),

VE 2019 (All)

OHTH5899C

City Campus

TAFE

174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

VE 2020 (All)

Course Contact: Sue Fatone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9341 1406

Course Contact Email: sue.fatone@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Elements:

1. Respond to an emergency situation

2. Apply appropriate first aid procedures

3. Communicate details of the incident

4. Evaluate the incident and own performance


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Respond to an emergency situation 
  1. Apply appropriate first aid procedures 
  1. Communicate details of the incident        
  1. Evaluate the incident and own performance 


Overview of Assessment

You must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.

There must be evidence that you have completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

  • Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:
    • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
    • performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
    • responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
    • managed the unconscious breathing casualty
    • followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
    • followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Responded to at least two simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:
    • conducted a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
    • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
    • post-incident debrief and evaluation
    • provided an accurate verbal or written report of the incident
  • Applied first aid procedures for the following:
    • allergic reaction
    • anaphylaxis
    • bleeding control
    • choking and airway obstruction
    • envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
    • fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques
    • respiratory distress, including asthma
    • shock

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency.   

Regular attendance is necessary. 

Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks and consist of theory and practical based tasks.