Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting provides participants with the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults. The course applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.
8 hours (1 day full course – preferred method)
On successfully completing the training and assessment, participants will obtain a nationally accredited Statement of Attainment in the following units of competency:
- HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
- HLTAID003 Provide first aid
- HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting
- CPR – 1 year
- First Aid – 3 years
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
- Child Care centre staff
- After-School carers
- Home carers
- Participants will need to provide their existing Unique Student Identifier (USI) or create one at www.usi.gov.au .
- Participants wishing to undertake this course must have a suitable level of health and fitness. The course will require participants to demonstrate a minimum of 2 minutes of CPR on a resuscitation manikin placed on floor level and a variety of practical skills including placing simulated casualties into safe positions (assisting to sit down, rolling unconscious casualty into a stable position on their side).
- Participants will also be required to communicate verbally with those simulating casualties, bystander or emergency services personnel during their practical tasks.
- Participants will need to complete theory and practical assessments.
- Anyone who is unsure of their suitability to undertake the courses should contact the RTO to discuss their individual circumstances prior to enrolling.
WHAT TO BRING
- Participants need to come suitably dressed for practical activities which will require movement between sitting, standing and floor level. Comfortable clothing (pants/trousers recommended over skirts/dresses) and enclosed footwear is required for all courses.
- Participants are to bring a blue/black ink pen for completing written assessment tasks, a notebook is also recommended for those wishing to take their own notes during instruction.
- Participants attending courses will need to bring their own food and drinks as this is not included in the RTO’s course fees.
Course fees include supply of a training manual, course resources and certification certificates (only issued if you complete all Assessment competently).
Respond to an emergency situation
- Recognise an emergency situation
- Identify, assess and minimise immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others
- Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response
- Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services
Apply appropriate emergency first aid procedures
- Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles
- Ensure casualty feels safe, secure and supported
- Obtain consent from casualty, caregiver, registered medical practitioners or medical emergency services where possible
- Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible
- Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions
- Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles
Communicate details of the incident
- Accurately convey details of the incident to emergency response services where required
- Report details of incident to supervisor
- Complete relevant workplace documentation, including incident report form
- Report details of incidents involving babies and children to parents and/or caregivers
- Follow workplace procedures to report serious incidents to the regulatory authority
- Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies
Reflect on incident and own performance
- Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self, other rescuers and children
- Talk with children about their emotions and responses to events
- Participate in debriefing with supervisor
Download your ALAQ Participant Handbook here.