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Unit of competency details

MEM13001 - Perform emergency first aid (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MEM13001B - Perform emergency first aidSupersedes and is equivalent to MEM13001B Perform emergency first aid 25/Jun/2019

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 26/Jun/2019


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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  26/Jun/2019 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MEM13001B Perform emergency first aid

Application

This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to apply the administration of basic emergency first aid treatment and the management of life threatening situations where an unconscious person requires expired air resuscitation (EAR) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

This unit does not meet all of the requirements expected of designated First Aid Officers.

The competencies required for situations involving isolation of persons from hazardous electrical situations is covered in unit MEM18049 Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment up to 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c.. and unit MEM18050 Disconnect/reconnect fixed wired equipment over 1000 volts a.c./1500 volts d.c..

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Band : A 

Unit Weight : 1 

Pre-requisite Unit

MEM11011

Undertake manual handling

MEM13015

Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering

MEM16006

Organise and communicate information

Competency Field

Work health and safety

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1

Determine job requirements 

1.1

Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs)

1.2

Comply with work health and safety (WHS) requirements at all times

1.3

Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in accordance with SOPs

2

Perform emergency first aid 

2.1

Demonstrate correct procedures for expired air resuscitation (EAR) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a mannequin

2.2

Carry out first aid treatment of injuries

2.3

Record details of first aid administered

2.4

Demonstrate understanding of relevant regulatory and legislative requirements

Foundation Skills

This section describes those required skills (reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy) that are essential to workplace performance in this unit of competency.

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

This field allows for different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included.

Injuries include the following: 

  • burns/scalds
  • fractures
  • cuts and abrasions
  • poisoning
  • foreign bodies in eyes
  • concussion and shock

Unit Mapping Information

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MEM13001B Perform emergency first aid

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b7050d37-5fd0-4740-8f7d-3b7a49c10bb2

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and is equivalent to MEM13001B Perform emergency first aid

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy the requirements of the elements and performance criteria on at least two (2) occasions and include:

  • following work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and safe work practices
  • demonstrating correct procedures for expired air resuscitation (EAR) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a mannequin
  • simulating first aid treatment of the following:
  • cuts/abrasions and fractures
  • burns/scalds
  • concussion and shock
  • foreign bodies in eyes
  • poisoning
  • recording details of first aid administered.

Knowledge Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate the required knowledge for this unit must be relevant to and satisfy the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and include knowledge of:

  • safe work practices and procedures and use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • applicable regulatory and legislative requirements
  • instances where EAR and CPR should be performed
  • procedures for preparing a person for the administration of EAR and CPR
  • procedures for performing EAR and CPR on a child and an adult
  • dangers and precautions to be taken when administering EAR and CPR
  • emergency first aid procedures for injuries covered by the scope of this unit
  • details to be recorded of first aid administered
  • procedures and reasons for recording first aid administered
  • relevant regulatory and legislative requirements with respect to emergency first aid
  • impact of regulatory/legislative requirements on the individual and others.

Assessment Conditions

  • Assessors must:
  • have vocational competency in performing emergency first aid at least to the level being assessed with relevant industry knowledge and experience
  • satisfy the assessor requirements in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015 or its replacementand comply with the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011, its replacementor equivalent legislation covering VET regulation in a non-referring state/territory as the case requires
  • Where possible assessment must occur in operational workplace situations. Where this is not possible or where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment must occur in a sufficiently rigorous simulated environment that reflects realistic operational workplace condition. This must cover all aspects of workplace performance, including environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills
  • Conditions for assessment must include access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required, including relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications
  • Assessment processes and techniques must be appropriate to the language, literacy and numeracy requirements of the work being performed and the needs of the candidate.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=b7050d37-5fd0-4740-8f7d-3b7a49c10bb2