HLTSS00027 Occupational First Aid

This skill set provides a set of skills to establish, maintain and facilitate the provision of appropriate first aid in a workplace environment, including the skills to provide an emergency first aid response in the event of an emergency.

Application and Relevance
This course provides a set of skills to establish, maintain and facilitate the provision
of appropriate first aid in a workplace environment, including the skills to provide
an emergency first aid response in the event of an emergency. It is relevant
for personnel who are the designated first aiders, particularly those working in
manufacturing, construction, mining or any occupation involving hazardous work.

Duration
3 days (21 hours) classroom/workplace training and assessment OR
2 days (14 hours) classroom/workplace training and assessment with workbook
theory learning completed prior.

Course Content
This course covers the provision of advanced first aid response, life support,
management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of
medical or other assistance. Topics include:
+ Legislative requirements of an Occupational First Aider
+ Maintaining correct WorkCover documentation
+ Managing a First Aid Centre
+ Administering Oxygen Therapy and Resuscitation to a casualty
+ Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
+ First Aid for bleeding, fractures and other trauma
+ First Aid for a casualty suffering Crush Injuries
+ Toxicological hazards and use of Material Safety Data Sheets
+ Assessing the hazards of confined spaces
+ First Aid for casualties suffering from extremes of temperature
+ First Aid for minor wounds & infection control procedures
+ Triage of multiple casualties
+ Debriefing and evaluation of response to critical incidents

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisite units, however it is recommended that participants have
some prior experience of providing first aid and have previously attained Apply First
Aid (HLTFA311A) or Provide First Aid (HLTAID003). Participants should have numeracy
and literacy skills equivalent to level 2 of the National Reporting System. They should
also have the physical ability to meet the demands of the practical skills including CPR.

Assessment Methods
Progressive assessment throughout the course, including demonstration of practical
skills and written and oral questions relating to underpinning knowledge.
Note that the provision of CPR must be demonstrated on the floor.

Award Issued
A nationally-recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued to all successful
participants.

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