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HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support Draft 1 Aug 19

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Unit application and prerequisites

UNIT CODE

HLTAID010

UNIT TITLE

Provide basic emergency life support

APPLICATION

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.

 

This unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide an emergency response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

 

Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

PREREQUISITE UNIT

Nil

UNIT SECTOR

First Aid

2 Comments

Code change

"Like HLTAID009 not enough to warrant a change in code. PC are not numbered correctly. Patients being referred to as victims is inappropriate and incorrect use of terminology. Element 4 added is not required as previously these where in knowledge evidence. "

Peter Allan 09.08.2019 05.38AM

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"Fully agree"

Wayne Christiansen 06.09.2019 04.43PM

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Elements and performance criteria

ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

  1. Respond to an emergency situation.
    1. Recognise an emergency situation.
    2. Ensure safety for self, victim and bystanders.
    3. Assess the victim and recognise the need for first aid response.
    4. Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services.
  1. Apply appropriate first aid procedures.
    1. Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with ARC guidelines.
    2. Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles.
    3. Display respectful behaviour towards victim.
    4. Obtain consent from victim where possible.
    5. Use available resources and equipment to make the victim as comfortable as possible.
    6. Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions.
    7. Monitor the victim’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles.
  1. Communicate details of the incident.
    1. Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services.
    2. Report details of incident in line with workplace procedures.
    3. Maintain privacy and confidentiality of information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies.
  1. Evaluate the incident and own performance.
    1. Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers and seek help when required.
    2. Review the first aid response provided.

3 Comments

Nomenclature

"Why change the name from casualty to victim. Victim is a terrible word to use. It's a step backwards"

Margot Hurrell 19.08.2019 12.15PM

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"I thoroughly agree - it is almost demeaning and a definite backward step. Our casualties are under enough stress already in first aid situations."

Liz Boston 19.08.2019 05.09PM

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"I totally agree looking at the dictionary I find: a person who has come to feel helpless and passive in the face of misfortune or ill-treatment. "I saw myself as a victim" or a person who is tricked or duped. "the victim of a hoax" or a person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action. "victims of domestic violence" Please go back to casualty. "

Debbie Thomas 19.09.2019 10.35PM

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Foundation skills

FOUNDATION SKILLS

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

UNIT MAPPING INFORMATION

No equivalent unit.

LINKS

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

3 Comments

Equivalent to 002

"All requirements in this are covered in previous version of unit, hence they are equivalent"

Peter Allan 09.08.2019 05.40AM

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"Agree Peter, they are equivalent. I think changing all this is giving these people something to do"

Lyn Southerden 14.08.2019 12.07PM

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"Fully agree"

Wayne Christiansen 06.09.2019 04.43PM

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Performance evidence

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Assessment Requirements for HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support

PERFORMANCE EVIDENCE

Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role.

 

There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies and workplace procedures:

  • Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:
  • applied first aid procedures for the following:
    • anaphylaxis
    • asthma
    • bleeding
    • choking
    • medical shock
  • responded to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:
    • one simulated scenario dealing with an unconscious, breathing victim
    • one simulated scenario dealing with an unconscious, non-breathing victim including the use of an AED.
    • One simulated scenario dealing with a medical or trauma condition including the use of standard infection control procedures.

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Simulated responses

"Good to include these."

Margot Hurrell 19.08.2019 12.18PM

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Medical Shock

"need this term to be defined further - shouldn't it just be shock "

Jessica Gwynne 15.08.2019 11.25AM

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Medical shock?

"Use of incorrect terminology, what is “medical shock”? And how is a medical condition related to a First Aid unit? This should just be listed as shock. The way this is listed displays the authors lack of knowledge to this condition. Increase to 3 scenarios removes the ability to assess and treat holistically a deteriorating patient from a condition, to unconscious, to not breathing. This was all able to be covered in one scenario. "

Peter Allan 09.08.2019 05.44AM

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"Removal of other allergies and only include anaphylaxis is again, potentially dangerous as the need to understand the difference between the two may or may not result in the use of the Adrenaline Auto Injector"

Peter Allan 09.08.2019 01.37PM

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"Restricting the CPR of an Adult/Child casualty to the ground does not follow ARC Guidelines, so this is going against PC2.1 requirement of following as per ARC guidelines. The context of the assessment should be to suit the industrial environment the student is working in hence the patient maybe on a treatment bed, ambulance stretcher, wheel chair, etc. By having this restriction also restricts the participants for the course and discriminates against Australians with disabilities who in an emergency can assist or even instruct untrained people on correct techniques. Participants need to be able to demonstrate the technique but the context of CPR will always be on the ground is a big misconception. It would be much preferred to demonstrate the correct technique for longer ie 5 mins which would include multiple uses of an AED than apply a restriction to the ground. See my previous comment in HLTAID009 for suggested scenario cycle."

Peter Allan 09.08.2019 01.49PM

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"Removing Respiratory distress, not all casualties with respiratory distress is due to Asthma. This needs to be changed back to respiratory distress, including asthma. For example Hyperventilation Syndrome ARC 9.2.8 should be addressed in this unit as well as the management of other causes for breathing problems. Again shows lack of subject knowledge and unit understanding by author."

Peter Allan 09.08.2019 02.02PM

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"I'm an EMT, never heard of the term "medical shock" either"

Lyn Southerden 14.08.2019 12.14PM

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"Totally agree with you Peter on this point. 1 scenario please. "

Debbie Thomas 19.09.2019 10.43PM

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Knowledge evidence

KNOWLEDGE EVIDENCE

Demonstrated knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:

  • Guidelines and procedures including:
    • ARC Guidelines relevant to the provision of first aid
    • First aid guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies
    • Identifying potential incident hazards and minimise risks when providing first aid
    • infection control procedures, including use of standard precautions and resuscitation barrier devices
    • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
    • first aid codes of practice
    • workplace procedures relevant to the provision of first aid
  • legal, workplace and community considerations, including:
    • duty of care requirements
    • own skills and limitations
    • consent and how it relates to the conscious and unconscious victim
    • privacy and confidentiality requirements
    • awareness of potential need for stress management techniques and available support for rescuers
  • considerations when providing basic emergency life support, including:
    • Upper airway and effect of positional change
    • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
    • appropriate use of an AED
    • Safety and maintenance procedures for an AED
    • chain of survival
    • how to access emergency response services
  • techniques for providing CPR to adults, children and infants including:
    • How to recognise that a victim is unresponsive and not breathing normally
    • Rate, ratio and depth of compressions/ventilations
    • Correct hand positioning for compressions
    • Basic anatomy, physiology and the differences between adults, children and infants relating to CPR
  • signs, symptoms and management of the following conditions/injuries:
    • allergic reaction
    • anaphylaxis
    • asthma
    • bleeding
    • cardiac conditions, including chest pain
    • choking
    • medical shock
    • stroke.

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Assessment conditions

ASSESSMENT CONDITIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skills must be demonstrated working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess candidates’ skills and knowledge.

 

Due to the nature of this type of training, it is acceptable for the performance evidence to be collected in a simulated environment.

 

Compression and ventilation skills must be demonstrated on resuscitation manikins in line with ARC guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures.

 

Assessment resources must ensure access to:

 

Simulated assessment environments must simulate the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.

 

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations’ requirements for assessors; and

  • hold one of the following or equivalent units:
    • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
    • HLTAID012 Provide first aid in an education and care setting
    • HLTAID013 Provide first aid in remote situations
    • HLTAID014 Provide Advanced First Aid
    • HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation.

LINKS

Companion Volume Implementation Guide

5 Comments

Not appropriate unit to hold for assessor

"Provide Advanced Resuscitation is not an appropriate unit to only hold to deliver this unit as it does not cover the requirements within this unit"

Peter Allan 09.08.2019 05.50AM

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"Equipment: Add the Emergency response plan templates from Asthma Australia for Asthma and ASCIA Action Plans for Anaphylaxis"

Peter Allan 09.08.2019 01.39PM

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""blankets and items to make the victim comfortable" should be "blankets and items to manage a casualty for shock", again shows a lack of knowledge by the author in why we are keeping our casualty warm and positioning them appropriately. "

Peter Allan 09.08.2019 01.42PM

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"Fully agree"

Wayne Christiansen 06.09.2019 04.45PM

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"Me too I agree with Peter's comments. "

Debbie Thomas 19.09.2019 10.56PM

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