HLTAID005
Provide First Aid in Remote Situations

The complete Remote First Aid course for enthusiasts, hobbyists and workers in remote locations.

$160
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8 Hours
Duration

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HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations
Course Information

Learn the required skills, roles and responsibilities to deliver first aid in a remote or isolated situation. Successful students will have the ability to respond to a variety complex emergency events in the context of remote locations with a first aid response. This course is delivered in partnership with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 9090 and includes a short online pre-class component.

Participants who have completed HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations and have been assessed as competent in all assessments will receive a digital Statement of Attainment in:

  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 
  • HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations

Certificates will be issued within 24 hours of completing the course.

Fees: $160

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The duration of HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations is 8 hours in class face to face, with a short online pre-course enrollment and study.

HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations is available monthly in Preston and Dandenong.
To find available dates, please visit our Booking Calendar.

  • Preston 
    282 Plenty Road, Preston
  • Dandenong
    13 Dandenong Street, Dandenong

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There are no pre-requisites for HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations. Participants are however required to have a minimum level of Literacy and Numeracy to be allowed admittance to this course. 

Please notify us if you have any medical conditions or special needs that may prevent you completing all practical assessments. This includes performing single rescuer CPR on a resuscitation mannequin placed on the floor for a minimum of 2 minutes.

Performance Evidence
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 demonstrated evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks at least once in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

•    prepared a contingency plan in relation to providing a first aid response in a  remote situation
•    conducted a hazard assessment and identified strategies to minimise risk
•    demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
•    assessed airway, breathing and responsiveness of casualty
•    performed at least four minutes of uninterrupted CPR on both an adult and an infant resuscitation manikin placed on the floor, demonstrating the following techniques on each:checking for response and normal breathing
–          recognising abnormal breathing
–          opening and clearing the airway
–          using correct hand location, compression depth rate in line with the ARC recommended ratio of compressions and ventilations
–          acting in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
–          following single rescuer procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions

•    activate and followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator
(AED)
•    conducted a secondary survey, including checking pulse of at least one person and recording the rate
•   applied first aid procedures for the following:
–          allergic reactions, including severe reactions
–          anaphylaxis
–          asthma
–          basic wound care
–          severe bleeding and haemorrhage
–          burns
–          cardiac arrest
–          choking and airway obstruction
–          convulsions
–          environmental impacts
–          envenomation (using pressure immobilisation)
–          fractures, sprains and strains (using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques)
–          poisoning
–          respiratory distress
–          shock

•    provided an accurate verbal report of the incident
•    responded to at least three simulated emergency scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s remote and/or isolated situation.

Knowledge Evidence
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 provision of CPR and first aid
–         safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
–         infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
–         requirements for currency of skill and knowledge

•     legal, workplace and community considerations including:
–         need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
–         duty of care requirements
–         respectful behaviour towards a casualty
–         own skills and limitations
–         consent
–         privacy and confidentiality requirements
–         importance of debriefing

•     considerations when providing first aid, including:
–        airway obstruction due to body position
–        appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
–        appropriate use of an AED
–        standard precautions and infection control

•     principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios, contextualised to the candidate’s remote and/or isolated situation:
–          abdominal injuries
–          allergic reactions
–          anaphylaxis
–          bleeding control
–          burns
–          cardiac conditions
–          choking and airway obstruction
–          cold and crush injuries
–          convulsions
–          diabetes
–          drowning
–          envenomation
–          hypothermia
–          hyperthermia
–          dehydration
–          heat stroke
–          epilepsy
–          eye and ear injuries
–          fractures
–          head, neck and spinal injuries
–          minor skin injuries
–          needle stick injuries
–          poisoning and toxic substances
–          respiratory distress including asthma
–          seizures
–          shock
–          soft tissue injuries
–          unconsciousness, abnormal breathing or not  breathing

•     remote considerations in the provision of first aid, including:
–          typical hazards and strategies for preparing supplies to address contingencies
–          management options relating to transporting casualty, including aero-medical evacuation
–          how to identify and prepare areas for safe evacuation, including aero-medical evacuation
–          how and when to access emergency response services
–          communication systems, equipment and methods available in remote situations
–          priorities of management in first aid when dealing with life-threatening conditions
–          specific considerations contextualised to alpine, desert, marine, rural/remote settings and tropical environments

•    basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
–          absence of normal breathing
–          anatomy of the external chest
–          physiology relating to response/consciousness
–          upper airway anatomy and effect of positional change
–          anatomy and physiology considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions, including specific considerations for remote settings

For Learners Rights, Responsibilities and Support, including complaints, please refer to the Student Handbook.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of the HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations course is $160.

The duration of the course is 8 hours.

The qualifications and units of competency awarded for the HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations course are:

  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 
  • HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID005 Provide First Aid in Remote Situations

Certificates will be issued within 24 hours of completing the course.

The course is available monthly in our Preston and Dandenong locations. 

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