This is a practical course involving managing the unconscious, simulated resuscitation on adult, child and baby manikins and a practice ambulance call-out. Using a defibrillator is also practiced.
This unit of competency is also part of the ‘Provide First Aid’ training course, however the Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that CPR training be undertaken every 12 months to maintain first aid certification.
Q & A's
CPR - What are the pre-requisites for this course?
Web based verfication system to authenticate your award
Do I need a USI before enrolling?
All participants must gain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) prior to enrolling in and attending their course. You can apply for your USI here. Please note that you will not receive a Statement of Attainment for your course until you have supplied your USI to Allens Training
Where can this training be delivered?
The course requires training either at the workplace, so students can develop skills consistent with the job environment, at a simulated workplace or in a classroom setting
CPR - What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?
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 guideling and workplace 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 both an adult and an infant 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 the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Provided an accurate verbal report of the incident
Responded to at least one simulated resuscitation scenario contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting.
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 the provision of CPR
– 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 CPR, including: – airway obstruction due to body position
– appropriate duration and cessation of CPR – appropriate use of an AED
– chain of survival
– standard precautions
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.
CPR - 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
CPR - Where can I access a copy of the Training Package?
You can access a copy of the training package here
Is there any latex in the manikins?
Resuscitation manikins are latex free.
Do I need to complete a refresher or re-certification for CPR?
Recertification recommended every 12 months.
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 2 hour practical course.
Proof of currency must be submitted to qualify for this course.