HLTAID006 Provide advanced first aid

Application and Relevance

This course provides a set of skills to provide an advanced 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
2 days (16 hours) classroom/workplace training and assessment OR
1 day (8 hours) classroom/workplace training and assessment with workbook theory
learning completed prior.

Course Content
This course covers the provision of advanced first aid response, management of the
incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical assistance. Topics include:
+ Legislative requirements in First Aid
+ Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation
+ Bag-valve-mask ventilation
+ Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
+ First Aid for bleeding, fractures and other trauma
+ First Aid for a casualty suffering Crush Injuries
+ First Aid for casualties suffering from extremes of temperature
+ First Aid for minor wounds & infection control procedures
+ Coordinating first aid activities
+ Conducting a secondary survey casualty assessment
+ Assessing vital signs
+ Triage of multiple casualties
+ Debriefing and evaluation of response to critical incidents
+ Providing an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
+ Review of contingency planning

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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