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HLTAID012
Provide First Aid in an education and care setting

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies.

This unit applies to a range of workers within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthma and anaphylactic emergencies. This includes early childhood workers and educators who work with school age children in outside

school hours care and vacation programs.

First Aid and Fire deliver this unit in a skill set together with HLTAID011 Provide First Aid 

Learning Objectives

First Aid and Fire's HLTAID012 Provide first Aid in an education and care setting is part of the fully accredited first aid training that gives you the knowledge, skills and confidence to respond in an emergency situation.

 

HLTAID012Provide first Aid in an education and care setting is relevant for all staff employed in the childcare and education sector as well as parents and caregivers of children. It provides the necessary skills required to provide a first aid response to infants, children as well as adults.

 

This course includes First Aid, Asthma and Anaphylaxis training for students as required for compliance under the Education and Care Services National Law, and the Education and Care Services National Regulation (2011). The course comprises pre-course learning and practical training plus face-to-face training hours.

Performance Evidence Required

Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role.

There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies and workplace or site procedures:

  • managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, breathing casualty including appropriate positioning to reduce the risk of airway compromise

  • managed, in line with ARC guidelines, 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

  • managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing child, including:

    • performing at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on a child resuscitation manikin placed on the floor

  • managed, in line with ARC guidelines, 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

  • managed 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

  • responded to at least one simulated first aid incident contextualised to the candidate’s workplace or site, 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.

Knowledge Evidence Required

Demonstrated knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:

  • guidelines and procedures including:

    • ARC guidelines relevant to the provision of first aid to infants, children and adults

    • first aid guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies

    • potential incident hazards and risk minimisation processes when providing first aid

    • infection control procedures, including use of standard precautions and resuscitation barrier devices

    • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

    • first aid codes of practice

    • appropriate workplace or site procedures relevant to the provision of first aid

    • contents of first aid kits

  • legal, workplace and community considerations, including:

    • first aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law

    • State or Territory regulations covering first aid in an Education and Care setting

    • duty of care requirements

    • own skills and limitations

    • consent, including situations in which parental or caregiver consent is required

    • privacy and confidentiality requirements

    • awareness of potential need for stress management techniques and available support for rescuers and children

  • considerations when providing CPR, including:

    • upper airway and effect of positional change

    • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR

    • appropriate use of an AED, including specific considerations when using an AED on children 

    • safety and maintenance procedures for an AED

    • chain of survival 

    • how to access emergency services

  • techniques for providing CPR to adults, children and infants including:

    • how to recognise that a casualty is unconscious and not breathing normally

    • rate, ratio and depth of compressions and ventilations

    • correct hand positioning for compressions

    • basic anatomy, physiology and the differences between adults, children and infants relating to CPR

  • signs, symptoms and management of the following in children:

    • allergic reaction

    • anaphylaxis

    • asthma

    • non-life-threatening and life-threatening bleeding 

    • breathing difficulties 

    • burns

    • choking

    • diabetes

    • dehydration

    • drowning

    • envenomation - all current treatments

    • eye injuries

    • febrile convulsions

    • fever

    • fractures, dislocations, sprains and strains

    • head, neck and spinal injuries

    • hypothermia

    • hyperthermia

    • minor wounds

    • pain

    • shock

    • nose-bleed

    • poisoning

    • seizures

    • vomiting and diarrhoea

  • identification and management of a sick infant or child including:

    • general signs and symptoms of acute illness in children and infants

    • referral and advice services including recognition of signs or symptoms requiring immediate ambulance response 

    • emergency action plans for known medical conditions including Asthma and Anaphylaxis

    • age appropriate communication and distraction techniques

    • first aider response to basic physiological differences in children.

Course Prerequisites

Students must be at least 14 years of age at the time of attendance. There are no prerequisites for the HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting course. 

Important note: In order to issue an accredited certificate, CPR must be performed on the floor with no exemptions.

Clothing: We suggest that you wear comfortable casual clothing, as the practical nature of the demonstrations and practice may possibly require bending, kneeling and lying on the floor. Pants and flat shoes are recommended.

Learn more about the Australian Government’s competency and assessment requirements for this course at https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/hltaid012

Course Details

Face to Face:

 

The face to face training is 8 hours and covers both theory and practical aspects of Provide First Aid in education or care setting. 

 

Students are required to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the course commencement or will be refused entry.

 

There is a short multiple choice quiz at the end of the training covering the course theory learnt that day. 

 

Students will also be assessed on practical skills as a requirement to pass the course. .

 

Blended Learning:

 

Theory completed online prior to face to face session.

The face to face training is 3.5 hours and covers the practical aspects of Provide First Aid in an education and care setting Training. 

Certificate Validity

The HLTAID012 Provide First Aid in an education and care setting certificate is valid for 3 Years. 

The Code of Practice and Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills are refreshed annually.