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HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.
The unit applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies. This unit of competency will contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulation (2011).
Students who successfully complete training and assessment of this course will be issued a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment in:
- HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting
- HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
- HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
- HLTAID001 Provide CPR
This unit of competency has been approved by ACECQA and meets the requirements of “First Aid, Asthma & Anaphylaxis”.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Those employed in the child care and education industry.
Initial Course duration:
- Mixed Mode: Completion of pre-course study plus 6 hours practical training
Refresher Course duration:
- 6 hours face to face training
Related Course Documentation
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.
Childcare First Aid - What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?
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 demonstrated evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks at least once in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, ARC guidelines and workplace procedures:
- located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures
- conducted a hazard assessment and identified strategies to minimise risk
- demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
- assessed airway, breathing and responsiveness of casualty
Performed at least two minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an infant, a child and an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor, demonstrating the following techniques on each:
- checking for response and normal breathing
- recognising abnormal breathing
- opening and clearing the airway
- using correct hand location, compression depth rate in line with the ARC recommended ratio of compressions and ventilations
- acting in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
- following single rescuer procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
- followed prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Conducted a verbal secondary survey
Applied first aid procedures for the following:
- allergic reactions
- basic wound care
- severe bleeding
- cardiac arrest
- choking and airway obstruction
- convulsions, including febrile convulsions
- envenomation (using pressure immobilisation)
- epilepsy and seizures
- fractures, sprains and strains (using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques)
- head injuries
- respiratory distress
Followed workplace procedures for reporting details of the incident, including:
- providing an accurate verbal report of the incident
- completing an incident, injury, trauma and illness record
- responded to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, and involving infants and children of varying ages.
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 for provision of CPR and first aid to infants, children and adults
- guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies
- safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
- first aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law
Infection control principles and procedures
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, including the psychological impact on children
- duty of care requirements
- respectful behaviour towards a casualty
- own skills and limitations
- consent, including situations in which parental/caregiver consent is required
- 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, including placement of pads for adults and children aged older than 8 years
- specific considerations when using an AED on children aged between 1 and 8 years, including identification of AED with paediatric capability, paediatric voltage and use of paediatric pads
- chain of survival
- standard precautions and infection control
Principles and procedures for application of first aid in the following scenarios:
- abdominal injuries
- allergic reactions, including severe reactions
- bleeding control
- cardiac conditions
- 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
- soft tissue injuries
- unconsciousness, abnormal breathing or not breathing
Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
- absence of normal breathing
- anatomy of the external chest
- specific anatomy of infant respiratory systems, including trachea, and implications for provision of CPR
- basic anatomical differences between adults and children, and the implications for provision of first aid
- normal clinical values for children
- physiology relating to response/consciousness
- symptoms and triggers of anaphylaxis
- symptoms and triggers of asthma
- upper airway anatomy and effect of positional change.
Childcare 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
- Performance Tasks
- Simulated Practical Scenarios
Please note: CPR must be demonstrated on the floor for 2 minutes
Childcare First Aid - Where can I access a copy of the training package for this course?
A copy of the training package can be found by clicking here
Childcare First Aid - Do I need to complete a Refresher or Re-certification?
Recertification recommended every 3 years.
To qualify for a refresher course, you must bring a copy of your current certificate to the training session. You will then be required to:
- Complete the online or paper-based pre-course workbook and attend a 7 hour practical course.
- Proof of currency must be submitted to qualify for this course.
Is there any latex in the manikins?
Resuscitation manikins are latex free.
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