The unit of competency HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies and to perform CPR in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines. CPR is a lifesaving technique and can sustain life until an ambulance arrives.
3 hours of face to face training.
Students must have the physical ability to provide resuscitation by kneeling on the floor and performing two (2) minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult and infant manikin.
Students under the age of 18 years will be required to provide a signed parental consent form prior to attending the course.
If you have a learning difficulty or other disability that makes it difficult for you to be assessed please notify the trainer, so another form of assessment may be used, and early assistance may be given.
Covers the management of:
The DRSABCD action plan and responding to emergency situations
Managing unconscious casualties
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
Using a defibrillator (AED)
Legal issues in First Aid
There are no pre-requisites.
Important note: In order to issue an accredited certificate CPR must be performed on the floor with no exemptions.
Multiple choice theory questions and simulated practical scenarios. It is a Training Package requirement of this course that you are physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on a CPR manikin placed on the floor.
The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in the 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 one simulated first aid scenario contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:
demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
provided an accurate verbal or written report of the incident
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:
awareness of potential 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
Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
upper airway and effect of positional change
On successful completion, participants will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment in HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. The Code of Practice and Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills are refreshed annually.
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