Providing effective, lifesaving first aid interventions requires instruction and practical training. As with any training, it is more useful if training occurs before being confronted with an actual real-life situation.
This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to recognise when someone is unconscious and not breathing normally (Cardiac Arrest) and increases their chance of survival by calling an ambulance and performing potentially lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including using a defibrillator, until emergency services arrive to take over as well as the ability to administer an autoinjector for a severe allergic reaction while awaiting an ambulance.
The course is delivered in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines and applies to all workers or members of the community who may be required to provide CPR in the event of an emergency.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
Participants must have the physical capacity to perform 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor.
Pre-course study: Students may be required to undertake online pre-course work prior to attending the face to face session depending on the course delivery mode.
Online study: Students must have access to a computer, smartphone, tablet or other electronic device with access to the internet to complete the online/ pre-course studies.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
Performance tasks and practical scenarios:
- Perform CPR on an infant
- Perform CPR on adult (incl. the use of an AED)
- Administer the adrenaline autoinjector for anaphylaxis
- First aid for allergic reaction and anaphylaxis
Documentation - The student must complete the following to the appropriate standard:
- Incident report form
- Complete a risk assessment for a child with anaphylaxis based on a case study and information provided
- Individual anaphylaxis management plan for a child, which includes a communication plan to raise awareness of the child’s triggers and their management plan
Theory assessment - A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.