Unit of competency details

HLTAID003 - Provide first aid (Release 1)

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(View details for release 6) Current06/Aug/2015
(View details for release 5) Replaced16/Oct/2014
(View details for release 4) Replaced31/Oct/2013
(View details for release 3) Replaced09/Oct/2013
(View details for release 2) Replaced11/Jul/2013
1 (this release)Replaced 01/Jul/2013

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Supersedes HLTFA311A - Apply first aidThis version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the New Standards for Training Packages. Significant changes to elements and performance criteria. New evidence requirements for assessment including volume and frequency requirements. Not equivalent. 30/Jun/2013


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 069907 First Aid  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 069907 First Aid  01/Nov/2013 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the New Standards for Training Packages.

Significant changes to elements and performance criteria, changes to scope of unit.

New evidence requirements for assessment.

Removal of prerequisite unit

Application

This unit of competency 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, include community and workplace settings.

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

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Respond in an emergency situation

1.1

Recognise an emergency situation

1.2

Identify, assess and manage immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others

1.3

Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response

1.4

Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services where required

2. Apply appropriate first aid procedures

2.1

Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

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 manufacturer’s 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 response services

3.2

Report details of incident to workplace supervisor as appropriate

3.3

Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies

4. Evaluate own performance

4.1

Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents

4.2

Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents

Foundation Skills

The Foundation Skills described those required skills (language, literacy and numeracy) that are essential to performance.

Oral communication – in order to make an accurate verbal report to emergency response services and workplace supervisor

The remaining foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit.

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ced1390f-48d9-4ab0-bd50-b015e5485705

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version was released in HLT Health Training Package release 1.0 and meets the requirements of the New Standards for Training Packages.

Significant changes to elements and performance criteria, changes to scope of unit.

New evidence requirements for assessment.

Removal of prerequisite unit

Performance Evidence

The candidate 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 demonstrated evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks at least once in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

conducted a hazard assessment and identified strategies to minimise risk

demonstrated safe manual handling techniques

assessed airway, breathing and responsiveness of casualty

performed at least four minutes of uninterrupted CPR on both an adult and an infant resuscitation manikin placed on the floor, demonstrating the following techniques on each:

checking for response and normal breathing

recognising abnormal breathing

opening and clearing the airway

using correct hand location, compression depth rate in line with the ARC recommended ratio of compressions and ventilations

acting in the event of regurgitation or vomiting

following single rescuer procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions

followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

conducted a verbal secondary survey

applied first aid procedures for the following:

allergic reactions

anaphylaxis

asthma

basic wound care

severe bleeding

burns

cardiac arrest

choking and airway obstruction

convulsions

envenomation (using pressure immobilisation)

fractures, sprains and strains (using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques)

poisoning

respiratory distress

shock

provided an accurate verbal report of the incident

responded to at least two simulated emergency scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:

ARC Guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid

safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards

infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions

requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

legal, workplace and community considerations including:

need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation

duty of care requirements

respectful behaviour towards a casualty

own skills and limitations

consent

privacy and confidentiality requirements

importance of debriefing

considerations when providing first aid including:

airway obstruction due to body position

appropriate duration and cessation of CPR

appropriate use of an AED

standard precautions and infection control

principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:

abdominal injuries

allergic reactions

anaphylaxis

bleeding control

burns

cardiac conditions

choking and airway obstruction

cold and crush injuries

diabetes

dislocations

drowning

envenomation

environmental impact (including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke)

epilepsy

eye and ear injuries

fractures

head, neck and spinal injuries

minor skin injuries

needle stick injuries

poisoning and toxic substances

respiratory distress, including asthma and other respiratory conditions

seizures

severe allergic and anaphylactic reactions

shock

soft tissue injuries

unconsciousness, abnormal breathing or not breathing

basic anatomy and physiology relating to:

absence of normal breathing

anatomy of the external chest

physiology relating to response/consciousness

upper airway anatomy and effect of positional change

anatomy and physiology considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be demonstrated working individually:

in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to enable assessment of candidates’ skills and knowledge.

Assessment resources must include:

adult and infant resuscitation manikins in line with ARC Guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures

first aid equipment including

roller bandages

triangular bandages cloth

trauma dressings

placebo bronchodilator and spacer device

adrenalin auto-injector training device

an AED training device

emergency rescue blanket

workplace first aid kit.

Simulated assessment environments must simulate the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.

Assessors must satisfy the NVR/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.

In addition, assessors must hold:

a current advanced first aid certificate

OR

at least three years’ experience as a health professional, nurse or emergency services provider.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ced1390f-48d9-4ab0-bd50-b015e5485705

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