This unit covers performing basic emergency first aid, EAR (expired air resuscitation) and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

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: - planning and sequencing operations; - checking and clarifying task-related information; - performing EAR (expired air resuscitation) and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on a mannequin; - simulated first aid treatment for the full range of injuries covered by the range statement; - reading, interpreting and following emergency first aid procedures and related documents; - entering information onto proformas and other relevant documents, and; - communicating effectively with injured persons, appropriate personnel and authorities.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - applicable regulatory and legislative requirements; - use and application of any applicable personal protective equipment; - hazards and control measures associated with performing emergency first aid, including housekeeping; - instances where EAR and CPR should be performed; - procedures for preparing a person for the administration of EAR and CPR; - procedures for performing EAR and CPR on a child and an adult; - dangers and precautions to be taken when administering EAR and CPR; - emergency first aid procedures for injuries covered by the scope of this unit; - details to be recorded of first aid administered; - procedures and reasons for recording first aid administered; - relevant regulatory and legislative requirements with respect to emergency first aid; - the impact of regulatory/legislative requirements on the individual and others, and; - safe work practices and procedures.

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