The complete course can be completed from the comfort of your home or office with comprehensive online learning covering training and theory assessment with a short practical assessment session via video conference.
This online course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge and most importantly, confidence, to provide first aid treatment to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, such as asthma or anaphylaxis. This includes the skills to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, and promote recovery. It includes initial intervention in a casualty with a serious condition until the arrival of medical assistance, such as performing CPR while awaiting an ambulance, as well as the complete treatment of other less serious conditions, such as applying water for burns or assisting someone choking.
Satisfactorily completing all requirements of this course provides the student with the ability to develop risk management and risk minimisation strategies for individuals diagnosed at risk of asthma and/or anaphylaxis in the workplace. This includes the development and implementation of pre-emergency risk assessment/ management and the development and implementation of individual asthma and/ or anaphylaxis management plans.
This course provides nationally recognised training for workers, or nominated workplace first aiders, from any industry sector and addresses the provision of care to adults and/or children in the workplace who are diagnosed as being at risk of asthma and/or anaphylaxis or displaying signs/symptoms of asthma and/or anaphylaxis.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
As a minimum, entrants to the course must have literacy and numeracy competencies equivalent to the Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3. An example of an ACSF Level 3 competency is being able to read and comprehend the ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis, use and respond to communication techniques to request appropriate emergency assistance at the scene of a First Aid incident and use writing skills to complete incident reports.
Participants must have the physical capacity to perform the practical demonstrations, such as 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor.
Participants will be required to undertake online pre-course work prior to attending a video conference practical assessment session.
Participants must have access to suitable video conferencing equipment. This will include a reliable internet connection, and a computer/laptop with microphone, speakers, and camera functionality.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both online written and practical assessment tasks.
Online Theory Assessment and Documentation Requirements:
- An online assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions
- An online assessment consisting of completing an incident report form, completing a risk assessment, and completing an individual management plan
Video Conference Practical Assessment: (An equipment pack consisting of all the required equipment needed for assessment will be mailed out. Leading up to the scheduled video conferencing assessment session, an email will be sent out with the link to access the conferencing platform)
- Administer asthma medication (with a spacer)
- Administer asthma medication (without a spacer)
- Administer an adrenaline autoinjector for anaphylaxis
- Provide first aid for an allergic reaction and anaphylaxis
- Adult CPR
- Infant CPR
- Demonstrate the first aid procedure for choking
- Demonstrate the first aid procedure for non-life-threatening bleeding, minor wound cleaning & shock
- Demonstrate the first aid procedure for a nosebleed
- Demonstrate the first aid procedure for managing fractures , dislocations, sprains and strains
- Demonstrate the first aid procedure for managing envenomation (snake/ funnel-web spider bite)