HLTAID001 Perform Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Description: This CPR course provides all of the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
It is delivered in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines.
CPR is renewed every 12 months.
Cost: $65 per participant (Group pricing available). $20 goes to Coast Guard
Time: 2½ hours face-to-face training.
Topics covered in the CPR Course
- Recognise and respond to an emergency situation
- Perform CPR procedures in line with ARC requirements
- Use an automated external defibrillator (AED) appropriately
- Follow the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
- Maintain the airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
- Communicate details of the incident
The following assessment tasks are required for this CPR 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
- This will consist of a theory assessment and practical demonstrations.
At the successful completion of the CPR course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 1 year.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can this CPR training be delivered?
We can provide CPR training at your workplace, so students can develop skills consistent with the job environment, at a simulated workplace or in our dedicated training centre.
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. To learn more about the USI and how to get one, click here.
HLTAID001 Perform CPR: What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?
There must be demonstrated evidence that you have completed the following tasks at least once in line with state/ territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, ARC guidelines and workplace procedures.
Conduct a hazard assessment and identified strategies to minimise risk.
Demonstrate safe manual handling techniques.
Assesse airway, breathing and responsiveness of casualty.
Perform at least two 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
Follow the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
Provide an accurate verbal report of the incident
Respond to at least one simulated resuscitation scenario contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community setting.
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 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
– 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:
– absence of normal breathing
– anatomy of the external chest
– physiology relating to response/consciousness – upper airway anatomy and effect of positional change.
HLTAID001 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 CPR?
Recertification is recommended every 12 months.