Advanced Resuscitation

Page-Adv-ResusHLTAID015 Provide Advanced Resuscitation
Description: Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to understand the safety requirements when handling an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), as well as the skills to use an AED within the first minutes after a cardiac arrest, as well as skills and knowledge to safely perform oxygen therapy and resuscitation in the workplace.

Cost: $120 per participant (Group pricing available)
Time: 8 hours face-to-face training.
Prerequisites: Nil


At the successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 1 years. Certificate contains the units:

  • HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • HLTAID015 Provide Advanced Resuscitation 

 Topics covered

  • Respond to an emergency situation
  • Perform advanced resuscitation
  • Communicate details of the incident
  • Evaluate the incident
  • Basic understanding of anatomy and physiology
  • The indications for use and safe operation of an AED
  • Coordinating a resuscitation effort
  • Demonstrate the administration of oxygen therapy to a spontaneously breathing casualty
  • Demonstrate the resuscitation of a non-breathing casualty using:
  • Ventilation
  • Self-inflating bag and mask
  • Manual oxygen powered resuscitator


Assessment procedure

The following assessment tasks are required for this course:

Multiple choice and written questions – knowledge assessment

Respond to simulated emergency scenarios:

Perform CPR on an adult and an infant

Please note: CPR must be demonstrated on the floor for 2 minutes

Coordinating a resuscitation effort plus the effective and safe use of oxygen therapy

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can this training be delivered?
The course requires training either at the workplace, so students can develop skills consistent with the job environment, at a simulated workplace or in a classroom setting

Do I need a USI before enrolling?
Yes, All participants must gain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) prior to enrolling in and attending their course. You can apply for your USI here. Please note that you will not receive a Statement of Attainment for your course until you have supplied your USI

HLTAID015 What skills and knowledge will I get from this course

Performance Evidence

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 ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • performed 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
  • performed at least 2 minutes of bag-valve-mask ventilation and at least 2 minutes of compression on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
  • responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • managed the unconscious breathing casualty
  • followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • conducted a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of the casualty
  • assessed vital signs (respirations, pulse and temperature)
  • responded to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting, including:
  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • clearing the airway using a suction device
  • post-incident debrief and evaluation
  • provided an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
  • selected and inserted an oropharyngeal airway adjunct
  • administered oxygen to an unconscious/conscious casualty, including:
  • selected and prepared correct oxygen equipment
  • administered oxygen safely at correct flow rate
  • monitored and coordinated maintenance of resuscitation equipment
  • dismantling
  • storage
  • disposal
  • cleaning and decontamination
  • checking and diagnosis of faults
  • located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures

Knowledge Evidence

State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:

  • ARC guidelines relevant to provision of CPR
  • guidelines of Australian national peak clinical bodies
  • safe work practices to deal with risks and potential hazards including manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods and chemicals
  • infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
  • legal, workplace or community considerations including:
  • awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • capabilities of emergency management services
  • consent
  • duty of care requirements
  • importance of debriefing
  • legal requirements of administration of medication and the rights and responsibilities of the First Aider in the workplace regarding medication
  • own skills and limitations
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • considerations when performing resuscitation  including:
  • airway obstruction due to body position
  • appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • appropriate use of an AED
  • assessment and interpretation of vital signs (respirations, temperature and pulse)
  • benefits, contraindications and complications with the use of an oropharyngeal airway
  • chain of survival
  • how to conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment
  • standard precautions
  • considerations when providing supplementary oxygen, including:
  • benefits, contraindications and complications of providing oxygen to a casualty and of providing suction during the application of advanced resuscitation techniques
  • 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 delivery devices
  • basic anatomy, physiology and toxicology as it relates to the provision of advanced resuscitation, including:
  • basic electrical activity associated with normal and abnormal heart rhythm
  • how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • relevant organs of the cardio pulmonary system and their operation
  • response/level of consciousness
  • upper airway and effect of positional change
  • methods for cleaning, replenishing, recharging and maintaining resuscitation and oxygen equipment including:
  • actions to rectify problems
  • procedures to ensure operational readiness
  • storage, cleaning, decontamination and safe disposal of consumables
  • troubleshooting to identify minor and major faults

HLTAID015 Perform CPR: How will I be assessed for this course?

The following assessment tasks are required for this course:
Multiple choice and written questions – knowledge assessment
Respond to simulated emergency scenarios:
Perform CPR on an adult and an infant

Please note: CPR must be demonstrated on the floor for 2 minutes

Do I need to complete a refresher or recertification for HLTAID015?
Recertification is recommended every 12 months.