HLTAID012 - Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

Unit code: HLTAID012 | Study level: TAFE
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City Flinders
Footscray Nicholson
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St Albans
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Werribee
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Overview

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants and children in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.
This unit applies to a range of workers within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthma and anaphylactic emergencies. This includes early childhood workers and educators who work with school age children in outside school hours care and vacation programs.
This unit of competency may contribute towards approved first aid, asthma and anaphylaxis training under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulations (2011).

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & 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:
*managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, breathing casualty including appropriate positioning to reduce the risk of airway compromise
*managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing adult, including:
*performing at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
*following the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to deliver at least one shock
*demonstrating a rotation of single rescuer operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
*responding appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
*managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing child, including:

  • performing at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on a child resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing infant, including:
  • performing at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilations) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
    *managed casualties, with the following:
  • anaphylaxis
  • asthma
  • non-life-threatening bleeding
  • choking
  • envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
  • fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, using appropriate immobilisation techniques
  • minor wound cleaning and dressing
  • nosebleed
  • shock
    *responded to at least one simulated first aid incident contextualised to the candidate’s workplace or site, where the candidate has no knowledge of the casualty’s condition prior to starting treatment, including:
  • identifying the casualty’s illness or injury through history, signs and symptoms
  • using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required
  • providing appropriate first aid treatment
  • conveying incident details to emergency services or advising casualty on any required post incident action
  • providing an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
  • reviewing the incident.

Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
*guidelines and procedures including:

  • ARC guidelines relevant to the provision of first aid to infants, children and adults
  • first aid guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies
  • potential incident hazards and risk minimisation processes 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
  • appropriate workplace or site procedures relevant to the provision of first aid
  • contents of first aid kits
    *legal, workplace and community considerations, including:
  • first aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law
  • State or Territory regulations covering first aid in an Education and Care setting
  • duty of care requirements
  • own skills and limitations
  • consent, including situations in which parental or caregiver consent is required
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • awareness of potential need for stress management techniques and available support for rescuers and children
    *considerations when providing CPR, including:
  • upper airway and effect of positional change
  • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • appropriate use of an AED, including specific considerations when using an AED on children
  • safety and maintenance procedures for an AED
  • chain of survival
  • how to access emergency services
    *techniques for providing CPR to adults, children and infants including:
  • how to recognise that a casualty is unconscious and not breathing normally
  • rate, ratio and depth of compressions and 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 in children:
  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • asthma
  • non-life-threatening and life-threatening bleeding
  • breathing difficulties
  • burns
  • choking
  • diabetes
  • dehydration
  • drowning
  • envenomation - all current treatments
  • eye injuries
  • febrile convulsions
  • fever
  • fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains
  • head, neck and spinal injuries
  • hypothermia
  • hyperthermia
  • minor wounds
  • pain
  • shock
  • nose-bleed
  • poisoning
  • seizures
  • vomiting and diarrhoea
    *identification and management of a sick infant or child including:
  • general signs and symptoms of acute illness in children and infants
  • referral and advice services including recognition of signs or symptoms requiring immediate ambulance response
  • emergency action plans for known medical conditions including Asthma and Anaphylaxis
  • age appropriate communication and distraction techniques
  • first aider response to basic physiological differences in children.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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