Provide Advanced First Aid
The Provide Advanced First Aid unit (HLTAID014) unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide an advanced first aid response, including management of the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance.
The unit applies to workers who may be required to provide, coordinate and manage a first aid response across a range of complex situations, including community and workplace settings.
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In this course students will learn how to :
1.Respond to an emergency situation.
Recognise and assess an emergency situation.
Ensure safety for self, bystanders and casualty.
Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response.
Deploy resources to appropriate locations as required in line with appropriate workplace or site procedures.
Seek assistance from emergency services.
2. Apply appropriate first aid procedures.
Perform single-rescuer or two-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with the ARC guidelines and availability of rescuers.
Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles.
Display respectful behaviour towards casualty.
Obtain consent from casualty where possible.
Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible.
Operate first aid and ancillary equipment according to manufacturers’ instructions.
Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles.
3. Coordinate first aid activities until arrival of medical assistance.
Identify available resources required and establish communication links with appropriate personnel, emergency services or medical assistance as appropriate.
Deploy required resources to appropriate locations in an efficient and effective manner to ensure timely treatment of casualties.
Monitor the condition of casualties in accordance with first aid principles and workplace or site procedures.
Coordinate evacuation of casualties according to relevant evacuation procedures.
4. Communicate details of the incident.
Accurately convey incident details to emergency services.
Report details of incident in line with appropriate workplace or site procedures.
Complete applicable workplace or site documentation, including incident report form.
Maintain privacy and confidentiality of information in line with statutory or organisational policies.
5. Review the incident.
Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers and seek help when required.
Arrange support services for personnel involved in the incident in accordance with relevant procedures.
Contribute to a review of the first aid response as required.