Provide first aid in remote situations

  • $199*
  •   Accredited
  •   1 day
  • Workplace

Description

The First Aid in Remote Situations course is designed for people traveling or working in remote areas. The course covers the basics of first aid management, along with scenarios and information contextualised to a remote setting.

Who this course is recommended for:
Surveyors, geologists and exploration teams;
• Campers;
• Travellers; and
• Scout/Guide groups.

Recertification:
Specific licencing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities. However, the Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that CPR skills are refreshed every 12 months.

Course Duration: 1 day

Overview

This course covers the following:

Knowledge:

  • State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:
  • ARC guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid;
  • Safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards;
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions; and
  • Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge.
  • Legal, workplace and community considerations including:
  • Awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation;
  • Duty of care requirements;
  • Respectful behaviour towards a casualty;
  • Own skills and limitations;
  • Consent;
  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements; and
  • Importance of debriefing.
  • Considerations when providing first aid, including:
  • Airway obstruction due to body position;
  • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR;
  • Appropriate use of an AED;
  • Chain of survival;
  • Standard precautions;
  • How to conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment; and
  • Assessment and interpretation of vital signs, including respirations, temperature and pulse.
  • Principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios, contextualised to the candidate’s remote and/or isolated situation:
  • Abdominal injuries;
  • Allergic reaction;
  • Anaphylaxis;
  • Basic care of a wound;
  • Bleeding control;
  • Burns;
  • Cardiac conditions, including chest pain;
  • Choking and airway obstruction;
  • Crush injuries;
  • Diabetes;
  • Dislocations;
  • Drowning;
  • Envenomation;
  • Environmental impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke; and
  • Eye and ear injuries.

Performance Criteria:

  • Respond to a remote emergency situation;
  • Apply appropriate first aid procedures;
  • Manage the incident;
  • Evaluate the incident and own performance;
  • Follow DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:
  • Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor;
  • Perform 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;
  • Respond appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting;
  • Manage the unconscious breathing casualty;
  • Follow single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions;
  • Follow the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED);
  • Respond to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s remote and/or isolated situation:  
  • Demonstrate safe manual handling techniques;
  • Conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of the casualty;
  • Assess vital signs, including respirations, pulse and temperature;
  • Post-incident debrief and evaluation;
  • Provide an accurate verbal and written report of the incident;
  • Apply first aid response in a remote situation for the following:
  • Allergic reaction;
  • Anaphylaxis;
  • Basic care of a wound;
  • Bleeding control;
  • Choking and airway obstruction;
  • Envenomation, using pressure immobilisation;
  • Environmental impacts, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
  • Fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques;
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries, using immobilisation principles;
  • Respiratory distress, including asthma; and
  • Shock.

Requirements

Completion of online pre-learning is required prior to arrival at the face-to-face session in class.

Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites associated with HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations.

Unit(s) of Competency

There are no formal qualifications associated with this course.

Extra Information

This course supersedes HLTFA032C Provide first aid in remote situations.

This course also encompasses the following units of competency: 

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation;
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support; and
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid.

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