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HLTAID015
Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy 

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use specialised equipment in the provision of resuscitation and oxygen therapy in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.

This unit applies to persons who may be required to use specialised equipment to provide resuscitation or oxygen therapy in a range of complex situations, including community and workplace settings.

Learning Objectives

The HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy course provides students, who may be required to, use specialised equipment to provide resuscitation in a range of complex emergency situations.

 

The course enables students to obtain advanced skills in automated external defibrillation, mechanical resuscitation and oxygen delivery and understand the fundamental principles that can be applied to save and preserve life in accordance with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.

 

The comprehensive course training comprises of CPR pre-course learning and practical training plus face-to-face training.

Performance Evidence Required

Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the workplace or community setting. 

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

    • performing at least 2 minutes of bag-valve-mask (with oxygen) ventilation and at least 2 minutes of compression during a two-rescuer procedure on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor

    • selecting and inserting an appropriate basic airway adjunct

    • responding appropriately using positioning and suctioning in the event of regurgitation or vomiting

    • demonstrating a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions

    • following the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to deliver at least one shock

    • managing oxygen equipment appropriately 

    • handing over to emergency services

  • 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 a casualty with life-threatening bleeding requiring use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings

  • used personal protective equipment (PPE) as required 

  • managed a conscious casualty who requires supplemental oxygen, including:

    • assessing vital signs respirations, pulse, oxygen saturation

    • level of consciousness

    • selecting and preparing correct oxygen equipment

    • checking area for ventilation and sources of ignition

    • administering oxygen safely at correct flow rate

    • managing an equipment malfunction

    • providing an accurate verbal and written report of the incident

    • reviewing the incident

  • monitored and coordinated maintenance of resuscitation equipment and oxygen therapy equipment, including:

    • dismantling

    • storage

    • disposal

    • cleaning and decontamination

    • checking and diagnosis of faults.

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 life threatening bleeding, managing the unconscious breathing and non-breathing casualty and provision of CPR and oxygen therapy

    • potential incident hazards and risk minimisation processes when providing first aid, including Oxygen Therapy and Advanced Resuscitation Techniques

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

    • safe work practices to deal with oxygen cylinders and associated equipment 

    • first aid codes of practice

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

    • contents of first aid kits

    • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

  • legal, workplace and community considerations, including:

    • duty of care requirements

    • own skills and limitations

    • consent and how it relates to the conscious and unconscious casualty 

    • privacy and confidentiality requirements

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

  • in relation to the administration of oxygen:

    • legal requirements

    • the five rights 

    • the responsibilities of the first aider 

  • considerations when providing resuscitation, including:

    • upper airway and effect of positional change

    • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR

    • appropriate use of an AED 

    • safety and maintenance procedures for an AED

    • chain of survival 

    • how to access emergency services

    • use of suction devices

    • benefits, contraindications and complications with the use of a basic airway adjunct

  • 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

  • assessment and interpretation of vital signs including normal clinical values for respirations, pulse, oxygen saturation

  • level of consciousness

  • how to use a suction device

  • signs, symptoms and management of life-threatening bleeding including use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings

  • considerations when providing oxygen to a casualty, including:

    • circumstances and conditions where oxygen is beneficial

    • circumstances and conditions where oxygen should not be used

    • contraindications and complications associated with providing oxygen and suction while delivering advanced resuscitation techniques

    • benefits, contraindications and complications of suction during advanced resuscitation

    • complications with the use of a bag-valve-mask device and suitable strategies to minimise these

    • selection and operation of oxygen masks and other appropriate oxygen therapy devices

  • methods for cleaning, replenishing, recharging and maintaining resuscitation and oxygen equipment including:

    • actions to rectify problems

    • procedures to ensure operational readiness as per manufacturers’ guidelines and site procedures

    • storage, cleaning, decontamination and safe disposal of consumables

    • troubleshooting to identify minor and major faults

  • psychological impacts of first aid incidents on rescuers and how to seek help.

Course Prerequisites

Students must be at least 14 years of age at the time of attendance. 

Students must have complete HLTAID011 Provide First Aid as Pre-requisite.

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/hltaid015

Course Details

Face to Face:

 

The face to face training is 6 Hours and covers both theory and practical aspects of Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy. 

 

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:

 

Some theory completed online prior to face to face session.

 

The face to face training is 4 hours and covers some theory and the practical aspects of Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy.

Certificate Validity

The HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy certificate is valid for 12 months.

 

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