This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use specialised equipment in the provision of resuscitation in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.  This unit applies to workers who may be required to use specialised equipment to provide resuscitation in a range of complex situations, include community and workplace settings.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines; - conducted a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of the casualty; - assessed vital signs (respirations, pulse and temperature); - responded to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate's workplace/community setting; - selected and inserted an oropharyngeal airway adjunct; - administered oxygen to an unconscious/conscious casualty; - monitored and coordinated maintenance of resuscitation equipment, and; - located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures; - legal, workplace or community considerations; - considerations when performing resuscitation; - considerations when providing supplementary oxygen; - basic anatomy, physiology and toxicology as it relates to the provision of advanced resuscitation, and; - methods for cleaning, replenishing, recharging and maintaining resuscitation and oxygen equipment.

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