Unit of competency details

HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting (Release 3)

Summary

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(View details for release 5) Current06/Aug/2015
(View details for release 4) Replaced16/Oct/2014
3 (this release)Replaced 31/Oct/2013
(View details for release 2) Replaced11/Jul/2013
(View details for release 1) Replaced01/Jul/2013

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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 3.0

Minor corrections to formatting to improve readability. Equivalent outcome.

Release 2.0

Minor corrections to formatting to improve readability. Equivalent outcome.

Release 1.0

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

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.

The unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.

This unit of competency may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011).

Specific licensing requirements, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) and/or 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 to an emergency situation

1.1 Recognise an emergency situation

1.2 Identify, assess and minimise 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

2. Apply appropriate emergency first aid procedures

2.1 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

2.2 Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles

2.3 Ensure casualty feels safe, secure and supported

2.4 Obtain consent from casualty, caregiver, registered medical practitioners or medical emergency services 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 details of the incident to emergency response services where required

3.2 Report details of incident to supervisor

3.3 Complete relevant workplace documentation, including incident report form

3.4 Report details of incidents involving babies and children to parents and/or caregivers

3.5 Follow workplace procedures to report serious incidents to the regulatory authority

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

4. Reflect on incident and own performance

4.1 Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self, other rescuers and children

4.2 Talk with children about their emotions and responses to events

4.3 Participate in debriefing with supervisor

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 supervisor and emergency response services
  • Written communication – in order to complete a written incident report in line with organisational policies

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 1.1

Minor corrections to formatting to improve readability. Equivalent competency outcome.

Release 1.0

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

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, ARC guidelines and workplace procedures:

  • located and interpreted workplace policies and 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 an infant, a child and an adult 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 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, including febrile convulsions
  • envenomation (using pressure immobilisation)
  • epilepsy and seizures
  • fractures, sprains and strains (using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques)
  • head injuries
  • poisoning
  • respiratory distress
  • shock
  • followed workplace procedures for reporting details of the incident, including:
  • providing an accurate verbal report of the incident
  • completing an incident, injury, trauma and illness record
  • responded to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, and involving infants and children of varying ages.

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 for provision of CPR and first aid to infants, children and adults
  • guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies
  • safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • first aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law
  • infection control principles and procedures
  • 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, including the psychological impact on children
  • duty of care requirements
  • respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • own skills and limitations
  • consent, including situations in which parental/caregiver consent is required
  • 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, including placement of pads for adults and children aged older than 8 years
  • 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
  • chain of survival
  • standard precautions and infection control
  • principles and procedures for application of first aid in the following scenarios:
  • abdominal injuries
  • allergic reactions, including severe 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
  • 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
  • specific anatomy of infant respiratory systems, including trachea, and implications for provision of CPR
  • basic anatomical differences between adults and children, and the implications for provision of first aid
  • normal clinical values for children
  • physiology relating to response/consciousness
  • symptoms and triggers of anaphylaxis
  • symptoms and triggers of asthma
  • upper airway anatomy and effect of positional change.

Assessment Conditions

Skills must be demonstrated working individually:

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

Assessment resources must include:

  • infant, child and adult resuscitation manikins in line with ARC Guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures
  • first aid equipment including:
  • roller bandages
  • triangular bandages
  • trauma dressings
  • at least two different types of placebo bronchodilators and a spacer device
  • emergency rescue blanket
  • at least two different types of adrenalin auto-injector training device (e.g. EpiPen and AnaPen)
  • an AED training device
  • an incident, injury, trauma and illness record, or other appropriate workplace incident report form.

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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