It’s smart to be aware of the basics of first aid. Having a good knowledge of how to use first aid can be very helpful in many scenarios. Learn how to apply the first aid procedures in different conditions properly from this short course.
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This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.
The unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide a first aid response 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.
Elements describe the essential outcomes
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
1. Respond to an emergency situation.
1.1. Recognise and assess an emergency situation.
1.2. Ensure safety for self, bystanders and casualty.
1.3. Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response.
1.4. Seek assistance from emergency services.
2. Apply appropriate first aid procedures.
2.1. Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance ARC guidelines.
2.2. Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles.
2.3. Display respectful behaviour towards casualty.
2.4. Obtain consent from casualty where possible.
2.5. Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible.
2.6. Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturers’ instructions.
2.7. Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles.
3. Communicate details of the incident.
3.1. Accurately convey incident details to emergency services.
3.2. Report details of incident in line with appropriate workplace or site procedures.
3.3. Complete applicable workplace or site documentation, including incident report form.
3.4. Maintain privacy and confidentiality of information in line with statutory or organisational policies.
4. Review the incident.
4.1. Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers and seek help when required.
4.2. Contribute to a review of the first aid response as required.
The Foundation Skills describe those required skills (language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills) that are essential to performance.
Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.