HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations

Course Overview

 Covers all the necessary the knowledge and skills to perform First Aid in remote situations. This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to provide First Aid response; life support; management of person(s), the incident and other first aiders in remote situations until handed over to medical or other assistance.

Cost: $180 per participant / Group pricing available

Time: 7 hours face-to-face training with some pre-course study. Group and multi course costing available.

Current HLTAID003 is beneficial – please contact for more information on current qualifications.

Award issued:

 At the successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a statement of attainment for

  • HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation*

It is recommended this unit be renewed every 36 months in line with industry standards. Locate the most current training package at training.gov.au 

*It is recommended the HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation component is updated every 12 months inline with industry standards

Healthcorp RTO ID Number 91222 is responsible for issuing the Statement of Attainment for this unit.

 

What will be Covered in the COURSE:
  • State / Territory regulations, first aid code of practice and workplace procedures
  • Legal, workplace and community considerations
  • 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, 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, hyerthermia, dehydration and heat stroke, eye and ear injuries, febrile convulsions, fractures, head, neck and spinal injuries, minor skin injuries, needle stick injuries, poisoning and toxic substances, respiratory distress, including asthma, seizures including epilepsy, shock, soft tissue injuries including sprains and strains, stroke, unconciousness
  • Remote considerations in the provision of first aid, including: typical hazards and strategies for preparing supplies to address contingenciesm management options relating to transporting casualty, including aero-medical evacuation, how to identify and prepare areas for safe evacuation, including aero-medical evacuation, how and when to access emergency response services, communication systems, equipment and methods available in remote situations, priorities of management in first aid when dealing with life-threatening conditions, specific considerations contextualised to alpine, desert, marine, rural / remote settings and tropical environments
  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • Adult / Child CPR: Responded to a first aid scenario and performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult and child resuscitation manikin placed on the floor;
  • Infant CPR: Responded to a first aid scenario and performed 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
  • Defibrillation: Followed the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Manage infection control requirements
  • Followed the prompts of an external defibrillator (AED)
  • Demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • Provide a verbal report of the incident
  • Apply first aid procedures for a number of first aid incidents
  • Complete a first aid incident report form

Resources that will be available for this course

Adult and infant resuscitation  manikins in line with ARC guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures

Workplace first aid kit suitable for remote locations with the inclusions of:

Adrenaline autoinjector training device

AED training device

Placebo bronchodilator and spacer device

Roller bandages and triangular bandages

Wound dressings

Thermometer

Workplace injury, trauma and / or illness record, or other appropriate workplace incident report forms.

Requirements & Prerequisites

Course requirements

There are no prerequisite qualification or certification requirements for this course.

Physical requirements

Please note that there are often physical standards which relate to the level and extent of physical performance required when undertaking accredited training. There is a requirement to be able to physically perform unterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult manikan placed on the floor. There are no exceptions to this requirement written in the National training package. Please discuss with us if this is a concern.

  1. Physical ability for each course, (Reasonable adjustment mandates that for first aid, all participants MUST be able to perform all scenarios as written without any adjustment for physical infirmity, See specific instructions from the Industry Skills Council on our ability to modify the assessment to meet the needs of those with special needs, this is often called “Reasonable Adjustment” specifically, we have been advised in the HLT First Aid Guide Version 2 March 2018, ( available from https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ced1390f-48d9-4ab0-bd50-b015e5485705 )

Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LNN)

In order to meet competency for this unit, you will be required to meet the minimum LLN requirements of the Training Package.

Course is conducted in English.

If you are under 18 years of age

A parental/guardian consent must be obtained for any student under the age of 18 to be able to participate in this course.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

To be able to complete any vocational education course in Australia you must obtain and provide us with a USI. This is obtainable from usi.gov.au. We are unable to supply a course certificate without this.