HLTAID001 - Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
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This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This units applies to all workers who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
4-6 hours approx. (depending on class size and student’s prior knowledge)
The student must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks, and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:
- Recognise an emergency situation
- Identify, assess, and minimise immediate hazards to health and safety of self and other
- Assess the casualty and recognise the need for CPR
- Seek assistance from emergency response service
- Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation in accordance with the ARC guidelines
- Display respectful behaviour towards casualty
- Operate automated external defibrillator (AED) according to manufacturer’s instructions
- Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services
- Report details of incident to workplace supervisor as appropriate
- Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies
- Knowledge of the ARC Guidelines relevant to the provision of CPR
- Safe work practices to minimise risk and potential hazards and harm
- Infection control principles and procedures
- Duty of care requirements
- Display respectful behavior towards casualty
- Consent requirements
- Responding to signs of an unconscious casualty
- Basic Life Support - DRSABCD
- Airway obstructions
- Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
- Chain of survival
Importance of debriefing
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant following cardiac arrest.
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