Our HLTAID004 course provides participants with the skills to manage emergencies and provide support before the arrival of Paramedics. This unit provides the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings. Amongst the topics covered are CPR, cardiac emergencies, envenomation, fractures and dislocations, head injuries, legal aspects, poisoning, medical emergencies such as diabetes, seizures and stroke, respiratory emergencies such as asthma and anaphylaxis, shock, temperature extremes, and wounds and bleeding. Further information is covered related to normal health values for children and infants, differences in anatomy compared to adults, febrile convulsions, meningococcal infection, pain assessment and management, and responsiveness assessment. As per government guidelines for the delivery of this Unit of Competence, all participants need to be physically fit enough to complete all assessments. This means that elements such as CPR on an adult and child manikin must be performed on the floor. As per the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET), HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting does not satisfy the requirements for anaphylaxis training when working in schools. In this instance, participants will also need to complete 22300VIC Course in first aid management of anaphylaxis in addition to this course. For those working in early childhood education, day care, after school programs, etc. HLTAID004 meets the requirements of the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) for anaphylaxis training.
Pre-requisite: Completion of on-line learning workbook