Course Overview

QUALIFCATION CODE AND NAME

HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

DURATION

8 hours face to face training in a classroom environment.

FEE

AUD 100.00

DELIVERY MODE

Face to Face in training centres, campus or in workplace with Self-paced reading

Course Content:

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.

This unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities. Students will be trained and assessed on the following criteria.

 

Performance Criteria:

  1. Respond to an emergency situation

Recognise and assess an emergency situation.

Ensure safety for self, bystanders and casualty.

Assess the casualty and recognise the need for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Seek assistance from emergency services.

  1. Perform CPR procedures

Perform CPR in accordance with the ARC guidelines.

Display respectful behaviour towards casualty.

Operate an automated external defibrillator (AED) according to manufacturers’ instructions.

  1. Communicate details of the incident

Accurately convey incident details to emergency services.

Report details of incident in line with appropriate workplace or site procedures.

Maintain privacy and confidentiality of information in line with statutory or organisational policies.

  1. Review the incident

Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers and seek help when required.

Contribute to a review of the first aid response as required.

 

Student will also be required to show  the evidence that the student has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies and workplace or site procedures:

  • managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, breathing casualty including appropriate positioning to reduce the risk of airway compromise
  • managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing adult, including:
  • performing 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
  • following the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to deliver at least one shock
  • demonstrating a rotation of single rescuer operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • responding appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • handing over to emergency services
  • providing an accurate verbal report of the incident
  • reviewing the incident
  • managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing infant, including:
  • performing 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.

 

The student will also be trained and assessed on the following:

Knowledge Evidence

guidelines and procedures including:

  • relevant ARC guidelines to managing the unconscious breathing and non-breathing casualty and provision of CPR
  • potential incident hazards and risk minimisation processes when providing first aid
  • infection control procedures, including use of standard precautions and resuscitation barrier devices
  • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
  • first aid codes of practice
  • appropriate workplace or site procedures relevant to the provision of first aid
  • legal, workplace and community considerations, including:
  • duty of care requirements
  • own skills and limitations
  • consent and how it relates to the conscious and unconscious casualty
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • awareness of potential need for stress management techniques and available support for rescuers
  • considerations when providing CPR, including:
  • upper airway and effect of positional change
  • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • appropriate use of an AED
  • safety and maintenance procedures for an AED
  • chain of survival
  • how to access emergency services
  • techniques for providing CPR to adults, children and infants including:
  • how to recognise that a casualty is unconscious and not breathing normally
  • rate, ratio and depth of compressions and ventilations
  • correct hand positioning for compressions
  • basic anatomy, physiology and the differences between adults, children and infants relating to CPR.

 

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.

This unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

This program is for:

  • Domestic Students with existing first aid experience or
  • Domestic students who are new to first aid

There are no specific entry requirements are for this course.

However, Community Education of Australia (CEA) has got its own admission requirements:

  • All students must be of the age 18 years or over at the time of the scheduled course commencement and must have good command of English language.
  • Students will be required to provide their Unique Student Identifier number prior to the commencement of the course (usi.gov.au to register).
  • Students will be required to show a photo id on the day of course commencement.
  • Students must have the necessary health and fitness to carry out the assessment requirements which are to; Complete continuous 2 minutes of CPR on an adult manikin kneeling on the floor and 2 minutes of continuous CPR on an infant manikin. (Some Students may find the physical aspects of this training strenuous and will be asked to discuss any injuries or physical limitations, with the RTO staff prior to enrolment).
  • Students are required to wear comfortable and loose fitting attire including; enclosed flat shoes, slacks and loose fitting shirt/t-shirt for both males and females.

Assessment of this unit incorporates a combination of theory and practical assessment tasks through group discussions, role plays and self-paced reading to ensure practice the most out of it. Practical assessment is conducted by participating in a simulated environment.

If students are unable to achieve competency, additional support is provided through mentoring and access to re-assessment as outlined in our policies and procedures. Assessment requires achievement across all tasks to demonstrate competence and may include:

  • Practical assessment Tasks:
  • Theory Tasks (Written questions)

Theory Tasks (Written questions): The student will answer a series of written question i.e. multiple choice questions and descriptive questions. and will demonstrate the knowledge for the unit of competency.

Practical assessment: The student will participate in role play and demonstrate skills and knowledge as per instructions provide in the assessment tasks.  The student will also submit the required documents as a part of practical tasks according to instructions.