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HLTAID001 CPR Course Content

 

HLTAID001 CPR

Assessment requirements and full course content information for students

 

HLTAID001 CPR standards are set for all Australian vocational accredited training providers. They must follow the assessment guidelines set out by The Australian Skills Quality Authority “promotes quality training so that students, employers, and industry can have confidence in Australia’s training sector”. (ASQA)

Attendance is required to demonstrate competence so we provide first aid training at our venues in Ballina, Lismore. Alstonville and Byron Bay. We can also complete our courses on-site or at other venues in all Northern NSW or North Coast towns.

Private educational providers like International Paramedic CollegeThe Red Cross and St John Ambulancewe are fully regulated by The Australian Governments Skills Quality Authority (ASQEA) to provide the health and safety qualifications we deliver. Our regulation is through this national government accreditation body to provide professional courses and accredited qualifications like our CPR Course HLTAID001 is recognised nationally as the standard requirement for first aid training in Australia.

It is how training providers interpret and deliver the content that provides the learner with a quality training experience.

The Assessment Process – Introduction

Welcome to the assessment section of your course.

You have been provided with access to International Paramedic College’s course learning materials; it is expected that you have read and understood the content prior to starting the assessments.

We use a range of assessment methods to gather evidence of your knowledge and applied skills for the unit HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation. These are as follows:

Part A

Multiple-choice questions / Short answer questions

 

Part B

 

Practical activities – your assessor observes you demonstrating required skills

 

Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills are embedded in the assessment tasks, this means that the language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills you are required to demonstrate during your participation are assessed at the same time as the other required skills and knowledge for the unit.

Competency Completion

You must successfully complete all assessment activities to be deemed competent.

Results

  1. Individual assessment tasks will be marked as:

 Satisfactory (S)                 Not yet Satisfactory (NYS)

  1. On the completion of all assessment tasks a final result will be given as:

Competent (C)                  Not yet competent (NYC)

You will be given the results to part A: Assessment Activity 1 automatically online or at the beginning of your face to face session and you will be given the opportunity to re-sit any tasks you did not satisfactorily complete at the end of the day.

Your assessor will give you feedback as you complete the assessment activities in Part B and, again, if you are not given a satisfactory outcome on the first attempt you will have the opportunity to re-sit these tasks at the end of the day.

Reasonable Adjustment – Learning difficulties

 Enrolment in this training requires participants to provide details on any learning or physical difficulties which may impact on their training outcomes. This may include any language, literacy or numeracy issues.

Discuss any special needs with your assessor who may be able to make any required, reasonable adjustment to the assessments to meet these needs. Please note the requirements under physical activity below.

Reasonable adjustment may include access to paper-based assessments due to technical or access issues to online assessment systems.

Please note to be deemed competent you must be physically able to perform the following (these requirements cannot be changed):

  • Uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult manikin placed on the floor
  • Uninterrupted CPR infant manikin placed on a firm surface.

Please speak with us prior to assessment if you have any concerns.

Physical Requirements

If you suffer an allergy to latex products, please advise us. 

Practical activities involve training scenarios conducted at floor level and contact with other students/instructors. Please wear suitable clothing

CPR is a rigorous physical activity requiring you to compress the chest of a manikin downwards about a third of the chest depth continuously at 100 to 120 times a minute for a continuous period of 2 minutes. This requires a level of endurance, strength and fitness appropriate to this task. If you have current physical injuries, medical problems or limitations, please discuss this with your trainer. It is important that you don’t injure yourself or exacerbate an existing condition in training. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the acknowledgement of competencies obtained through formal training, work experience and life experience. If you feel you are entitled to recognition please discuss with your assessor who will explain the process in detail. Please note:

  • you cannot be granted RPL for part of the unit, it must be for the entire unit
  • RPL does not apply if you are refreshing your First Aid training as recommended by Industry Standards– once every year for CPR and once every three years for First Aid.

Assessment Appeals

If you are unhappy with the result of an assessment, talk to your assessor first to see if can resolve the issue. However, if you are still not happy we have an Assessment Appeals Process, this can be accessed in our Student Handbook.

Further Information

Further information relevant to our assessment processes can be found in the Student Handbook which is on our website https://www.internationalparamediccollege.com.au/student-information/ or you can contact the office or your trainer for a hard copy. Topics include:

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Credit Transfer (CT)
  • Student Support
  • Student Rights and Responsibility
  • Reasonable adjustment
  • Complaints and Assessment Appeals Procedure and Forms
  • Issuing Certificates and Statements of Attainment
  • Assessment Outcomes
  • Reasonable Adjustment
  • Submission of Assessments
  • Authenticity of work
  • Foundation Skills

 

The Unit

Complete details of the contents of the HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation can be found at: http://training.gov.au/training/details/HLTAID001

Unique Student Identifier Number (USI)

From 1 January 2015 anyone undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you have not yet applied for a USI you will need to do so prior to attending training with us. To apply or to check if you already have a USI number is a very quick and painless online process at the Australian Government website www.usi.gov.au . Follow the prompts as a student.  Click here to apply on-line or check your USI number

If you require help in obtaining one, please contact the office. If you are unable or choose not to provide an USI, or have an exemption granted under the Student Identifiers Act 2014,  then your training outcome will not be recorded on your USI account and will not be available in future years as part of the authenticated USI transcript service. 

 

Part B- Assessments

Please refer to the information in Part A: The Assessment Process – Introduction for general information on IPC’s assessment processes. Information is also included in the Student Handbook, available at here or a hard copy is available from your assessor.

As explained previously, we use a range of assessment methods to gather evidence of your knowledge and applied skills for the unit HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

In Part B, our assessment method is:

Part BPractical activities – your assessor observes you demonstrating required skills

 

Part B- Practical Activities

Part B: Student Instructions

You are to complete a series of practical assessments based on real life scenarios that you may come across in your workplace. These will be completed during advertised practical class time . You will be required to demonstrate the application of emergency first aid skills in a simulated workplace or community setting.

You may refer to the checklist during the trainer’s explanation and demonstration of the activity and while practicing the task, however, to ensure the assessment simulates a real life first aid response, you will be unable to reference it while demonstrating your skills in the assessment task.

Your assessor will use the observation checklists contained in this section or the online version of the Assessment Guide to assess your performance as satisfactory or not yet satisfactory.

To achieve competency for the unit, you must complete all tasks satisfactorily. If you do not achieve this on the first attempt, your assessor will ensure you have the time to practice the task again and will observe you when you feel confident to undertake the assessment again.

Reasonable Adjustment – Learning difficulties

 Enrolment in this training requires participants to provide details on any learning or physical difficulties which may impact on their training outcomes. This may include any language, literacy or numeracy issues.

Discuss any special needs with your assessor who may be able to make any required, reasonable adjustment to the assessments to meet these needs. Please note the requirements under physical activity below.

Reasonable adjustment may include access to paper-based assessments due to technical or access issues to online assessment systems.

Please note to be deemed competent you must be physically able to perform the following (these requirements cannot be changed):

  • Uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult manikin placed on the floor
  • Uninterrupted CPR infant manikin placed on a firm surface.

Please speak with us prior to assessment if you have any concerns.

 

Physical Requirements

If you suffer an allergy to latex products, please advise us. 

Practical activities involve training scenarios conducted at floor level and contact with other students/instructors. Please wear suitable clothing

CPR is a rigorous physical activity requiring you to compress the chest of a manikin downwards about a third of the chest depth continuously at 100 to 120 times a minute for a continuous period of 2 minutes. This requires a level of endurance, strength and fitness appropriate to this task. If you have current physical injuries, medical problems or limitations, please discuss this with your trainer. It is important that you don’t injure yourself or exacerbate an existing condition in training.

However, please note we cannot adjust the need to perform CPR as outlined as follows:

  • Uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on an adult manikin placed on the floor
  • Uninterrupted CPR infant manikin placed on a firm surface.

Part B- Assessment Activities are as follows

 

A copy of the practical observation checklists will be provided prior to assessment so you are aware of the requirements and what you will be assessed on. Please contact us to order additional copies or if further information is required. Additional copies are available from the office if required, please contact administration. Marking of practical observation checklists may be preformed online or on paper copy.

 

Assessment Activity

Subject

Assessments Method

Assessment Activity 2

 

Case Study – Unconscious Patient after a convulsion/seizure

Observation

Assessment Activity 3

Case Study – Adult Cardiac Arrest

Observation

Assessment Activity 4

 

Case Study –Infant Cardiac Arrest and airway obstruction

Observation

 

 

Course Information for HLTAID001 CPR

The following is an extract from the training course documents which outline what the student must achieve to satisfactorily complete a first aid course in Australia. The latest copy of this document is publicly available at www.training.gov.au

Performance Evidence -What you are required to show and do

The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies 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, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

  • Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:
  • Performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilation) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • Performed at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles both compressions and ventilation) on an infant resuscitation manikin placed on a firm surface
  • Responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • Managed the unconscious breathing casualty
  • Followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • Followed the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Responded to at least one simulated first aid scenario contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:
  • Demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • Provided an accurate verbal or written report of the incident

Knowledge Evidence- What theory you must understand

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

  • State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:
  • ARC Guidelines relevant to the provision of CPR
  • Safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including the use of standard precautions
  • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
  • Legal, workplace and community considerations, including:
  • Awareness of the potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • The duty of care requirements
  • Respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • Own skills and limitations
  • Consent
  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • Importance of debriefing
  • Considerations when providing CPR, including:
  • Airway obstruction due to body position
  • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • Appropriate use of an AED
  • Chain of survival
  • Standard precautions
  • Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
  • How to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • Chest
  • Response/consciousness
  • Upper airway and effect of positional change

Further links are available in the footer of this website which provides you with information about your rights/responsibilities and how you can manage your relationship with International Paramedic College.

Reference:

https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/hltaid001 accessed on 18/01/2017

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