Provide First Aid (formerly Apply First Aid) is the minimum required first aid qualification required in most workplaces.
On successful completion of this course you will receive the Provide First Aid certificate, a nationally recognised VET qualification valid for 3 years. This course and your certificate include 3 units of competency:
HLTAID 009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
HLTAID 010 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
HLTAID 011 Provide First Aid
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In this course you’ll learn to provide emergency first aid to casualties of sudden injury and illness following an easily memorised action plan.
This includes bandaging for bleeds, fractures and snakebite, asthma management, anaphylaxis treatment (using an Epipen), bites and stings, infection control, muscle injuries, CPR (baby, child and adult), heat & cold induced illness, altered conscious states and several scenarios covering choking, electrocution, burns and amputation as well as a practice ambulance call-out and exposure to defibrillators.
Our first aid courses are nationally recognised and delivered in partnership and under the auspices of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909
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Please read and review this information prior to undertaking your training with Allens Training or an Allens Training Partner
What are my rights and responsibilties as a student?
The Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA) requires that students be aware of their rights and responsibilities once they have selected their training provider. Your rights and responsibilities can be found in our Student Agreement that should be read BEFORE enrolling into any of our courses.
All students will be required to show proof of identification at the commencement of the course.
First Aid - What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?
Thecandidate 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 two simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:
conducted a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
post-incident debrief and evaluation
provided an accurate verbal or written report of the incident
Applied first aid procedures for the following:
choking and airway obstruction
envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques
respiratory distress, including asthma
The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:
state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:
ARC Guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid
safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
legal, workplace and community considerations including:
need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
duty of care requirements
respectful behaviour towards a casualty
own skills and limitations
privacy and confidentiality requirements
importance of debriefing
considerations when providing first aid including:
airway obstruction due to body position
appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
appropriate use of an AED
standard precautions and infection control
principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:
choking and airway obstruction
cold and crush injuries
environmental impact (including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke)
eye and ear injuries
head, neck and spinal injuries
minor skin injuries
needle stick injuries
poisoning and toxic substances
respiratory distress, including asthma and other respiratory conditions
severe allergic and anaphylactic reactions
soft tissue injuries
unconsciousness, abnormal breathing or not breathing
basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
absence of normal breathing
anatomy of the external chest
physiology relating to response/consciousness
upper airway anatomy and effect of positional change
anatomy and physiology considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions
First Aid - How will I be assessed for this course?
The following assessment tasks are required for this course:
Theory Questions consisting of multiple choice and short answer questions
Simulated Practical Scenarios
Please note: CPR must be demonstrated on the floor for 2 minutes
First Aid - Where can I access a copy of the training package?
If someone is having all symptoms of Asthma but is not prescribed a puffer are they allowed to be given a puffer (Ventolin)?
Yes, anyone can use an asthma puffer, you can purchase Ventolin over the counter with no prescription. Ventolin is a very safe drug for anyone to use and the puffer treatment that is given by the ambulance in these cases is 250 times stronger than the Ventolin puffer.