HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid training is a comprehensive and nationally recognised course designed to equip participants with the essential skills and knowledge required to provide a proficient first aid response in accordance with the guidelines established by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other authoritative Australian clinical bodies. This course is ideal for individuals who may be called upon to deliver immediate first aid assistance across a range of scenarios, including both community and workplace settings.
Throughout this comprehensive training, participants will develop a thorough understanding of the latest first aid protocols and techniques, ensuring their ability to assess, react, and manage injuries and medical emergencies effectively. The curriculum covers a wide spectrum of situations, preparing graduates to confidently address unexpected incidents with competence and composure.
Key Course Features:
- In-depth exploration of HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid guidelines set by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other relevant clinical bodies.
- Practical instruction and hands-on training in essential first aid techniques, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), wound care, fracture management, and more.
- Extensive coverage of recognising and responding to various emergencies such as anaphylaxis, asthma, non-life-threatening bleeding, choking, envenomation, using pressure immobilisation, fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, using appropriate immobilisation techniques, minor wound cleaning and dressing, nosebleeds and shock.
- Realistic simulations and scenario-based training, enabling participants to apply their skills in simulated emergency situations.
- Insightful discussions on the legal and ethical aspects associated with providing first aid.
- Detailed guidance on the proper usage of first aid equipment and resources specific to different environments
Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the workplace or community setting.
There must be evidence that the candidate 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
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
managed casualties, with the following:
- non-life-threatening bleeding
- envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
- fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, using appropriate immobilisation techniques
- minor wound cleaning and dressing
responded to at least one simulated first aid incident contextualised to the candidate’s workplace or community setting, where the candidate has no knowledge of the casualty’s condition prior to starting treatment, including:
- identifying the casualty’s illness or injury through history, signs and symptoms
- using personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
- providing appropriate first aid treatment
- conveying incident details to emergency services or advising casualty on any required post incident action
- providing an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
- reviewing the incident.