Provide First Aid in Remote Situations

In this course you will gain the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response and emergency life support to a casualty in a remote and/or isolated situation.

The course applies to workers who may be required to prepare for and provide a first aid response in locations beyond the reach of timely medical assistance.

Course information:

  • there are no pre-requisites for this first aid course
  • the Australian Resuscitation Council recommends HLTAID001 Provide CPR be renewed every 12 months (some positions/employers/industry associations require that you renew your HLTAID001 Provide CPR every 12 months)

Award issued:

  • participants who are deemed competent upon completing all course requirements (theory and practical assessments) will receive a Statement of Attainment in:
    • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    • HLTAID003 Provide first aid
    • HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations

Course requirements:

  • all participants must be able to kneel on the floor while performing uninterrupted CPR for a minimum of 2 minutes per round, as per the assessment requirements set in the Unit of Competency (HLTAID005) and must be able to demonstrate safe manual handling (bending the knees while lifting an object)
  • all participants must have a moderate level of English to be able to complete the course

Course duration:

  • 24 hours face-to-face; or 16 hours face-to-face and 8 hours of eLearning

Assessment requirements:

Participants will be provided with an assessment workbook, which contains the theory assessments (unless completing this theory component online) and details of the practical assessments 

  • the theory assessments consist of multiple-choice quizzes
  • the practical assessments consist of practical exercises and workplace-based scenarios, which need to be completed in groups or pairs and will involve demonstrating your skills in placing a casualty in the recovery position, performing CPR on adult and infant manikins on the floor, and applying principles and procedures for first aid management of the following conditions:
    • assess vital signs, pulse and temperature
    • allergic reaction
    • anaphylaxis
    • basic care of a wound
    • bleeding control
    • choking and airway obstruction
    • envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
    • environmental impacts, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
    • fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques
    • head, neck and spinal injuries, using immobilisation principles
    • respiratory distress, including asthma
    • shock

Essential outcomes:

  • Respond to a remote emergency situation
  • Apply appropriate first aid procedures, perform CPR and operate an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Manage the incident
  • Evaluate the incident and your performance

Cost: $250 per person

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