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HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid

About this course 

Students completing this course will gain the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.

This unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Course duration (Standard)

Face to Face minimum duration is 6 hours

Units of competency

Upon completion of this course, the following unit(s) will be issued 

  • HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support

  • HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid

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Student support 
Information can be found in the Student Handbook on the ABC Student Resources page.

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

During the training session, participants will complete the following task in line with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines to manage:

  • Manage, the unconscious, breathing casualty including appropriate positioning to reduce the risk of airway compromise

Manage the unconscious, non-breathing adult, including:

  • Performing at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor.

  • Following the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to deliver at least one shock. 

  • Demonstrating a rotation of single rescuer operators with minimal interruptions to compressions.

  • Responding appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting

Manage the unconscious, non-breathing infant, including:

  • Performing 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

 Manage casualties, with the following:

  • Anaphylaxis

  • Asthma

  • Non-life-threatening bleeding

  • Choking

  • Envenomation, using pressure immobilisation

  • Fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains, using appropriate immobilisation techniques

  • Minor wound cleaning and dressing

  • Nosebleed

  • Shock

Participants will also respond to at least one simulated first aid incident contextualised to a workplace or community setting, where the candidate has no knowledge of the casualty’s condition prior to starting treatment, including:

  • Identifying the casualty’s illness or injury through history, signs and symptoms

  • Using personal protective equipment (PPE) as required

  • Providing appropriate first aid treatment

  • Conveying incident details to emergency services or advising casualty on any required post incident action

  • Providing an accurate verbal and written report of the incident

  • Reviewing the incident.

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