HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education & care setting
This course covers the following:
• State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:
o ARC Guidelines for provision of CPR and first aid to infants, children and adults;
o Guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies;
o Safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards;
o First aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law;
o Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions; and
o Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge.
• Legal, workplace and community considerations, including:
o Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation, including the psychological impact on children;
o Duty of care requirements;
o Respectful behaviour towards a casualty;
o Own skills and limitations;
o Consent, including situations in which parental/caregiver consent is required;
o Privacy and confidentiality requirements; and
o Importance of debriefing.
• Considerations when providing first aid including:
o Airway obstruction due to body position;
o Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR;
o Appropriate use of an AED, including placement of pads for adults and children aged older than 8 years;
o Specific considerations when using an AED on children aged between 1 and 8 years, including identification of AED with paediatric capability, paediatric voltage and use of paediatric pads;
o Chain of survival;
o Standard precautions; and
o How to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty.
• Principles and procedures for application of first aid management of the following scenarios:
o Abdominal injuries;
o Allergic reaction;
o Anaphylaxis, including signs, symptoms and triggers and using different types of adrenaline auto injectors;
o Asthma, including signs, symptoms and triggers and using different types of bronchodilators;
o Basic care of a wound;
o Bleeding control;
o Cardiac conditions, including chest pain;
o Choking and airway obstruction; and
o Crush injuries.
• Respond to an emergency situation;
• Apply appropriate emergency first aid procedures;
• Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:
o Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor;
o Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on a child resuscitation manikin placed on the floor;
o Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface;
o Respond appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting;
o Manage the unconscious breathing casualty;
o Follow single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions; and
o Follow the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
• Respond to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, and involving infants and children of varying ages including:
o Conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty;
o Demonstrate safe manual handling techniques;
o Post-incident debrief and evaluation;
o Provide an accurate verbal and written report of the incident; and
o Conduct a hazard assessment and identified strategies to minimise risk.
• Apply first aid procedures for the following:
o Allergic reaction;
o Bleeding control;
o Choking and airway obstruction;
o Envenomation, using pressure immobilisation;
o Fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation principles techniques;
o Head injuries;
o Respiratory distress, including asthma;
o Seizures and convulsions, including febrile convulsions and epilepsy;
o Communicate details of the incident; and
o Evaluate the incident and own performance.
No pre-learning is required prior to arrival at the face-to-face session in class.
There are no pre-requisites associated with HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting.
Unit(s) of Competency
There are no formal qualifications associated with this course.
This course also encompasses the following units of competency:
• HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
• HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support; and
• HLTAID003 Provide first aid.