This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage routine non-emergency situations that are not anticipated to be life-threatening to ensure safety at the scene.  This unit applies to pre-hospital/out-of-hospital health care workers.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand Standards and industry codes of practice.

Unit details

Study level:
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: - managed 1 routine non-emergency scene including: - taken appropriate measures to ensure safety; - identified hazards, real or potential, where there are risks to participants or bystanders; - minimised risk by enlisting hazard reduction agents; - made decisions to ensure rapid and safe access and egress, and; - used available resources.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - command, control and coordination responsibilities - working knowledge; - how to evaluate management strategies used in routine non-emergency activities; - hazards and potential hazards at a scene and their effect on safe access and egress; - relevant policies and procedures relating to non-emergency management, and; - relevant current national standards.

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