HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
(Also referred to as level 2 First Aid)
The unit of competency : HLTAID011, along with HLTAID009 (CPR) provides students with the skills and knowledge to effectively provide emergency response and apply basic life support.
Topics covered include life support, management of casualty(s) and incident management until the arrival of medical or other assistance.
This HLTAID011 training course is made up of videos, reading materials and an online quiz that students can complete on-line in their own time, prior to attending a single theory reinforcement and practical training and assessment session. This is an ideal and popular format for those who are time poor.
During this course students will learn to :
1. Respond to an emergency situation
1.1. Recognise and assess an emergency situation.
1.2. Ensure safety for self, bystanders and casualty.
1.3. Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response.
1.4. Seek assistance from emergency services.
2. Apply appropriate first aid procedures
2.1. Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance ARC guidelines.
2.2. Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles.
2.3. Display respectful behaviour towards casualty.
2.4. Obtain consent from casualty where possible.
2.5. Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible.
2.6. Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturers’ instructions.
2.7. Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles.
3. Communicate details of the incident
3.1. Accurately convey incident details to emergency services.
3.2. Report details of incident in line with appropriate workplace or site procedures.
3.3. Complete applicable workplace or site documentation, including incident report form.
3.4. Maintain privacy and confidentiality of information in line with statutory or organisational policies.
4. Evaluate the incident and own performance
4.1. Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers and seek help when required.
4.2. Contribute to a review of the first aid response as required.