Education & Care First Aid

HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an Education and Care Setting

Application and Relevance
This course applies to educators and support staff working in education or children’s services who are required to respond to a first aid emergency. It incorporates the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults.

One day classroom training and assessment (with online pre-work)

Course Content
This course provides the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders until the arrival of medical or other assistance. Topics include:

+ Airway and breathing management
+Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation techniques (CPR)
+ Automated External Defibrillation
+Medical conditions including diabetes, epilepsy & convulsions
+Infection control and First Aid for minor wounds
+ Risk management for asthma and anaphylaxis
+ Anaphylaxis emergency management
+ Asthma emergency management
+ Control of major external bleeding and shock
+ Management of near drowning
+ Hyperthermia and hypothermia
+ Burns and electric shock
+ Eye and soft tissue injuries
+ Venomous bites and stings
+ Fractures and spinal injuries
+ Head, chest and abdominal injuries
+ Assessment of the sick and injured
+ Recording vital signs
+ Communicating details of an incident
+ Reporting requirements in education and children’s services
+ Debriefing and evaluation of response to critical incidents

There are no prerequisite units. Participants should have numeracy and literacy skills equivalent to level 2 of the National Reporting System.

Assessment Methods
Progressive assessment throughout the course, including demonstration of practical skills and written and oral questions relating to underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Methods
A nationally-recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued to all successful participants.

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