This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to use specialised equipment in the provision of resuscitation in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.
The course enables students to obtain advanced skills in automated external defibrillation, mechanical resuscitation and oxygen delivery and understand the fundamental principles that can be applied to save and preserve life in accordance with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
4 hours of face to face training
There are no pre-requisites.
On successful completion, participants will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment in HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation, valid for twelve months.
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. This form can be accessed by clicking here.
Learner Support and Reasonable Adjustment
If you have a learning difficulty or any special needs or support requirements please contact us prior to enrolment. This may include but not limited to language, literacy and numeracy skills or disabilities. It’s important to note that there is a physical requirement to complete 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor with a manikin.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning is available to those who can provide other evidence that they can demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and experience described by the unit. There is a currency requirement to be able to demonstrate skills such as CPR.
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
Every student requires a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to obtain a certificate or qualification from their registered training organisation when studying a nationally recognised training course in Australia.
A USI gives you access to an online account which keeps all your training records together, even if you move locations, change training organisations or undertake studies at different times in your life. For more information ask your training organisation or visit www.usi.gov.au.
Choosing a Training or Education Provider
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has developed a fact sheet to allow you to be fully informed about your decision to enroll in a course of study. We recommend reading this information prior to enrolling. It is available by clicking here.
ASSESSMENT – THEORY – Multiple choice question paper
You will be assessed on:
State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures:
ARC guidelines relevant to provision of CPR
Guidelines of Australian national peak clinical bodies
Safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods and chemicals
Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
Legal, workplace or community considerations including:
Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
Capabilities of emergency management services
Duty of care requirements
Importance of debriefing
Legal requirements of administration of medication and the rights and responsibilities of the First Aider in the workplace regarding medication
Own skills and limitations
Privacy and confidentiality requirements
Respectful behaviour towards a casualty
Considerations when performing resuscitation including:
Airway obstruction due to body position
Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
Appropriate use of an AED
Assessment and interpretation of vital signs (respirations, temperature and pulse)
Benefits, contraindications and complications with the use of an oropharyngeal airway
Chain of survival
How to conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment
Considerations when providing supplementary oxygen, including:
Benefits, contraindications and complications of providing oxygen to a casualty and of providing suction during the application of advanced resuscitation techniques
Complications with the use of a bad-valve-mask device and suitable strategies to minimise these
Selection and operation of oxygen masks and other appropriate delivery devices
Basic anatomy, physiology and toxicology as it relates to the provision of advanced resuscitations, including:
Basic electrical activity associated with normal and abnormal heart rhythm
How to recognise a person is not breathing normally
Relevant organs of the cardiopulmonary systems and their operations
Response/level of consciousness
Upper airway and effect of positional change
Methods for cleaning, replenishing, recharging and maintaining resuscitation and oxygen equipment including:
Actions to rectify problems
Procedures to ensure operational readiness
Storage, cleaning, decontamination and safe disposal of consumables
Troubleshooting to identify minor and major faults
ASSESSMENT – PRACTICAL
Physical demonstrations (skills)
The simulated assessment environments will reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment. Skills must be demonstrated by the student working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge.
It’s important that students have knowledge of the content of this course. The assessable practical skills are listed below.
You will be assessed on performing first aid scenario and task demonstrations for:
– Recognise an emergency and make the scene safe
– Perform CPR on an infant
– Perform CPR & defibrillation on an adult
– Assess and monitor a casualty
– Locate workplace policies and procedures
– Administer oxygen for the unconscious
– Administer oxygen for the conscious
– Fill out an incident report
– Verbally report an incident debrief
– Check, maintain and clean equipment ready for future use
The following learning resources are provided to participants in this course.
Adult and infant resuscitation manikins
AED training device
Bag valve mask
Airway model suitable for insertion of an oropharyngeal airway
Oropharyngeal airway adjunct
Oxygen resuscitation system with oxygen cylinder
Selection of oxygen masks with tubing, nasal cannula, therapy mask, resuscitation mask with oxygen port
Workplace first aid kit
Workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, and/or other appropriate workplace incident report form