The course applies to individuals who will be able to recognise and respond to emergency situations that may require them to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a casualty in a range of situations, including the application of oxygen therapy or oxygen resuscitation, as appropriate, until the arrival of medical assistance. The course is delivered in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
This course is applicable to workers or nominated workplace first aiders from an industry sector where they may be required to provide CPR and basic oxygen therapy in an emergency situation, as part of their role at work or in the community at large.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
An individual undertaking the Course in Basic Oxygen Administration for First Aid must be able to demonstrate current competence in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. All participants of this course set will be completing the HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation unit of competency and will meet the entry requirement.
Furthermore, an individual undertaking this course with Allens Training Pty Ltd will need to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:
- Physical capability to be able to meet the demands of the practical demonstration skills including CPR (CPR must be performed on the floor with no exemption)
It is recommended that participants in this course have literacy and numeracy competencies equivalent to the Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2. An example of ACSF Level 2 is being able to request appropriate emergency assistance at the scene of the incident.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
Assessments conducted during the face-to-face training session(s) include:
Practical scenarios and performance tasks:
- Adult CPR (including defibrillation and placing the casualty in the recovery position)
- Infant CPR
- Administer oxygen to an adult and child
Documentation: Completion of an incident report form
Theory assessment: A written assessment consisting of short-answer and multiple-choice questions.