Unit of competency details

HLTCPR201A - Perform CPR (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 22/Dec/2010

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to HLTCPR201B - Perform CPR 24/Mar/2011

Training packages that include this unit

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UET09 - Transmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training PackageTransmission, Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package 3.0 
UEE07 - Electrotechnology Training PackageElectrotechnology Training Package 4.0 
CSC07 - Correctional Services Training PackageCorrectional Services Training Package 1.2 

Qualifications that include this unit

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UET20511 - Certificate II in National Broadband Network Cabling (Electricity Supply Industry Assets)Certificate II in National Broadband Network Cabling (Electricity Supply Industry Assets) 
UEE62511 - Advanced Diploma of Air-conditioning and Refrigeration EngineeringAdvanced Diploma of Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering 
UEE51211 - Diploma of Air-conditioning and Refrigeration EngineeringDiploma of Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering 
UEE51111 - Diploma of Engineering Technology - Refrigeration and Air-conditioningDiploma of Engineering Technology - Refrigeration and Air-conditioning 
UEE42911 - Certificate IV in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning SystemsCertificate IV in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Systems 
UEE42811 - Certificate IV in Air-conditioning Systems Energy Management and ControlCertificate IV in Air-conditioning Systems Energy Management and Control 
UEE42711 - Certificate IV in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration ServicingCertificate IV in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing 
UEE32211 - Certificate III in Air-conditioning and RefrigerationCertificate III in Air-conditioning and Refrigeration 
UEE20111 - Certificate II in Split Air-conditioning and Heat Pump SystemsCertificate II in Split Air-conditioning and Heat Pump Systems 
CSC20107 - Certificate II in Justice ServicesCertificate II in Justice Services 
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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  03/Dec/2007 
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Unit Descriptor

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines

Application of the Unit

The skills and knowledge described here relate specifically to performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and do NOT  address other aspects of resuscitation, life support or first aid

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Pre-Requisites

Employability Skills Information

The required outcomes described in this unit of competency contain applicable facets of Employability Skills

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Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements define the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

The Performance Criteria specify the level of performance required to demonstrate achievement of the Element. Terms in italics are elaborated in the Range Statement.

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria 

Element 

Performance Criteria 

1

Respond to signs of an unconscious casualty

1.1

Identify hazards  to health and safety of self and others

1.2

Minimise immediate risk to health and safety of self, casualty and others by isolating any hazard(s)

1.3

Approach the casualty in a calm, culturally aware, sensitive and respectful manner

1.4

Assess vital signs of casualty

1.5

Recognise the need for CPR

2

Perform CPR

2.1

Perform CPR in line with ARC Guidelines

2.2

Seek assistance from others and/or ambulance support as appropriate

3

Communicate details of the incident

3.1

Request ambulance support or appropriate medical assistance and/or ambulance support using available means of communication

3.2

Accurately convey details of casualty's condition and CPR procedures performed to emergency services/relieving personnel

3.3

Calmly provide information to reassure casualty, adopting a communication style to match the casualty's level of consciousness

3.4

Provide reports, where applicable, in a timely manner, presenting all relevant facts relating to performing CPR according to established procedures

Required Skills and Knowledge

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit.

Essential knowledge :

Basic anatomy and physiology relating to performing CPR

Procedures for performing CPR

State and territory regulatory requirements, ARC Guidelines and accepted industry practice relating to currency of skill and knowledge

How to access ambulance/medical assistance and/or emergency response support

Understanding of the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), including when to use and when not to

Privacy and confidentiality requirements

Chain of survival

Need to be culturally aware, sensitive and respectful

Duty of care requirements

Relevant workplace hazards

Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions

Own skills and limitations

Awareness of stress management techniques and available support

Essential skills :

Ability to:

Assess vital signs of casualty

Demonstrate correct procedures for performing CPR using a manikin, including standard precautions

Call an ambulance

Call for medical assistance

Identify and minimise hazards to health and safety of self and others in the immediate workplace or community environment

Report details of incident and CPR as provided

Use infection control procedures, including standard precautions

Evidence Guide

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, Required Skills and Knowledge, the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package.

Critical aspects of assessment :

Assessment must include demonstrated evidence of specified Essential Knowledge and Essential Skills identified in this competency unit

Competence must be demonstrated working individually

Currency of CPR knowledge and skills is to be demonstrated in line with State/Territory, ARC and industry guidelines

Context and resources required for assessment :

For assessment purposes, demonstration of skills in CPR procedures requires using a model of the human body (resuscitation manikin) in line with Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines

Access and equity considerations :

All workers in the health industry should be aware of access and equity issues in relation to their own area of work

All workers should develop their ability to work in a culturally diverse environment

In recognition of particular health issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, workers should be aware of cultural, historical and current issues impacting on health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Assessors and trainers must take into account relevant access and equity issues, in particular relating to factors impacting on health of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and communities

Range Statement

RANGE STATEMENT 

The Range Statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Add any essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts.

Condition of the casualty may include :

Signs of collapse

Absence of signs of life:

Unconscious

Unresponsive

Not moving

Not breathing normally

Demonstrated  CPR procedure must :

Include adult / child and infant casualties

Conform to ARC guidelines, including:

Recognition that 'any resuscitation is better than none'

Demonstrate: . Appropriate rate, location and depth of compression . Correct ratio of compression to ventilation . Checking for signs of life . Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR

Demonstrated CPR procedure may also include use of an AED if available

Access to equipment  / resources includes :

Resuscitation mask

Barrier device

Manikin

AED (if available)

A hazard is :

A source or situation with the potential for harm in terms of human injury or ill-health, damage to property, the environment, or a combination of these

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