HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support

This Nationally Recognised Unit of Competency, HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support course comprises both practical training plus face-to-face training hours. Providing professional industry trainers, we will teach you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond to or manage an emergency situation. Learn to assess and provide first aid support to the sick and injured or the confidence to supervise the management and information control of work, health and safety requirements in the workplace.

Learning Objectives

 

This Nationally Recognised Unit of Competency, HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support training provides the necessary skills required to provide a first aid response including life support and the management of any casualties on the scene as well as management of other first aiders. This course is recommended for those in charge of first aid in a workplace. The course comprises practical training plus face-to-face training hours.

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

Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:

  • performed 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
  • performed 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
  • responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • managed the unconscious breathing casualty
  • followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Responded to at least one simulated first aid scenario contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:
  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • provided an accurate verbal or written report of the incident

Applied first aid procedures for the following:

  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • bleeding control
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • shock
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