This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.
This unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
Specific licensing/regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.
Unit Code and name
HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
This program is for:
- Domestic Students of age 15 years or older with existing first aid experience or
- Domestic students who are new to first aid
8.5 hours face to face training and assessment in a classroom environment.
Mode of Delivery:
Face to Face in training centres, campus or in workplace with Self-paced reading
There are no specific entry requirements are for this course.
However, SADDLE ON has got its own admission requirements:
- Learners must be 15 years or older.
- Learners will be required to provide their Unique Student Identifier number prior to the commencement of the course (usi.gov.au to register).
- Learners will be required to show a photo id on the day of course commencement.
- Learners must have the necessary health and fitness to carry out the assessment requirements which are to; Complete continuous 2 minutes of CPR on an adult manikin kneeling on the floor and 2 minutes of continuous CPR on an infant manikin. (Some Students may find the physical aspects of this training strenuous and will be asked to discuss any injuries or physical limitations, with the RTO staff prior to enrolment).
- Students are recommended to have access to the computers with internet connection.
- Students are recommended to have access to the computers with internet connection.
- Leaners must complete a language, literacy and numeracy quiz prior to enrolment or the commencement of training and demonstrate ACSF level 2 (in Learning, Reading, Writing, Oral Communication, Numeracy) to gain entry into the course. If addition support is required, then we can help you. For additional information, go to the Leaner Handbook in our webpage.
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This qualification will be delivered at the head office or any other convenient location depending on the cohort/group's requirement. These locations are often rented spaces in community centres or office premises. The practical component will be delivered in a simulated environment.
While hiring the training rooms, Saddle On will conduct the suitability check of the premises by using the training venue checklist, to make sure that premise is suitable for training and assessment. Saddle On will organise all the resources required for delivery of training and assessment prior to the commencement of training
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
This unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
Students will be trained and assessed on the following criteria:
|Elements describe the essential outcomes||Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.|
|1. Respond to an emergency situation.||
1.1. Recognise and assess an emergency situation.
1.2. Ensure safety for self, bystanders and casualty.
1.3. Assess the casualty and recognise the need for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
1.4. Seek assistance from emergency services.
|2. Perform CPR procedures.||
2.1. Perform CPR in accordance with the ARC guidelines.
2.2. Display respectful behaviour towards casualty.
2.3. Operate an automated external defibrillator (AED) according to manufacturers’ instructions.
|3. Communicate details of the incident.||
3.1. Accurately convey incident details to emergency services.
3.2. Report details of incident in line with appropriate workplace or site procedures.
3.3. Maintain privacy and confidentiality of information in line with statutory or organisational policies.
|4. Review the incident.||
4.1. Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers and seek help when required.
4.2. Contribute to a review of the first aid response as required.
Student will also be required to show the 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
- 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
- handing over to emergency services
- providing an accurate verbal report of the incident
- reviewing the incident
- 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.
The student will also be trained and assessed on the following:
The Student will be required to demonstrate knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:
- guidelines and procedures including:
- relevant ARC guidelines to managing the unconscious breathing and non-breathing casualty and provision of CPR
- 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
- 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
- considerations when providing CPR, 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
- 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 of this unit incorporates a combination of theory and practical assessment tasks through group discussions, role plays and self-paced reading to ensure practice the most out of it. Practical assessment is conducted by participating in a simulated environment.
If students are unable to achieve competency, additional support is provided through mentoring and access to re-assessment as outlined in our policies and procedures. Assessment requires achievement across all tasks to demonstrate competence and may include:
- Knowledge Questions and Scenarios
- Practical Assessment
- Role Play
- Simulated Observation Tasks
- Written Report
RESOURCES / MATERIALS
Apart from Human Resources including training and assessment staff, support staff, following will be provided by SADDLE ON.
Saddle On will provide Leaners with equipment and resources as specified in the HLT training package.
Leaners will have access to a simulated environment, role playing participants and with all the relevant equipment and resources of that workplace or community environment for specific units as specified in the Training package for the purposes of assignment work, to provide the Leaner with a functional operating environment to base their training & assessment on. The access to the following resources must be available:
- Learner guide
- Role playing participants and a simulated environment
- Access to a range of simulated workplace documentation and information
- Access to supportive human resources
- Access to internet to research and follow the links:
Facilities, Equipment and Learning Resources
SADDLE ON will provide facilities, equipment and all the learning resources required to deliver training and assessment of the unit according to its requirements. SADDLE ON will provide training / assessment facility in form of classrooms and simulated environment for training and assessment and all other resources required to deliver the unit of competency.
Skills will be demonstrated working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess candidates’ skills and knowledge.
Assessment resources include:
- First aid box
- Resuscitation mask/Barrier device
- Manikins (adult and infant resuscitation manikins)
- Simulated mobile phone
Simulated assessment environments simulate the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.
SADDLE ON’s responsibilities to the students:
- Providing Quality Training and Assessment
- Complying with the AQTF standards/conditions/elements and VRQA Guideline.
- Issuing AQF certification, when all the assessment and financial requirements are met by the students.
Licensing/ Regulatory Information
Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.
This course is valid for 12 Months from your course completion.
Upon successful completion of this course, student will receive a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
Please note that SADDLE ON does not provide any guarantee of:
- A learner will successfully complete a training product on its scope of registration; or
- A training product can be completed in a manner which does not meet the requirements of the relevant training package or VET accredited course; or
- A learner will obtain a particular employment outcome.
- Licensing outcome