First Aid in an Educational/Child Care setting

HLTAID004 First Aid in an Educational/Child Care setting for Schools and Childcare Providers courses and training Sunshine Coast in Noosa Tewantin Cooroy Nambour Maroochydore, Gympie Coolum

First Aid in an Educational/Child Care setting for Schools and Childcare Providers

HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting

Description: This course covers the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to infants, children and adults. It applies to educators and support staff working within an education and care setting who are required to respond to a first aid emergency, including asthmatic and anaphylactic emergencies.
It covers the minimum requirements of Workplace Health and Safety Legislation for workers in the childcare industry, is approved by ACECQA and complies with the National Regulations of the Education and Care Services National Law.
Cost: $125 per participant (Group pricing available)
Time: 9 hours face-to-face training.
Prerequisites: Nil

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Topics Covered in HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting

Asthma management plans plus managing an Asthma attack.
Anaphylaxis management plans plus managing an Anaphylactic episode.
Maintain the airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty.
Operation of an AED.
Determine principles for the assessment and movement of the sick and injured and first aid.

Administer first aid for:

  • minor wounds applying infection control procedures
  • burns and electric shock
  • eye and soft tissue injuries
  • venomous bites and stings and allergic reactions
  • spinal injuries and fractures

Manage a casualty suffering:

  • external bleeding
  • from shock
  • drowning/near drowning
  • head, chest and abdominal injuries
  • temperature extremes
  • seizures & convulsions, including febrile convulsions and epilepsy

Assessment procedure:
The following assessment tasks are required for this course:
Multiple choice and written questions – knowledge assessment
Respond to simulated emergency scenarios such as:

  • Asthma management plans plus managing an Asthma attack.
  • Anaphylaxis management plans plus managing an Anaphylactic episode.
  • Performing CPR on an adult and an infant. (Please note: CPR must be demonstrated on the floor for 2 minutes)
  • Broken limbs, including Upper and Lower slings.
  • Sprains and strains.
  • Pressure Immobilisation Technique. (for snake bites etc)
  • Managing choking

Outcome
At the successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years*. This unit contributes to the approved first aid, anaphylaxis and asthma training in registered Children’s Services Providers.

Certificate contains the units:

  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
  • HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support.
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid.
  • HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting.

*Please note that the CPR component of the training is only valid for 12 months and should be updated annually.

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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. To learn more about the USI and how to get one, click here.

HLTAID004 What skills and knowledge will I get from this course?

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, ARC guidelines and workplace procedures:

  • located and interpreted workplace policies and procedures
  • 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 two minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an infant, a child and an adult 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
    – followed prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Conducted a verbal secondary survey
  • Applied first aid procedures for the following:
    – allergic reactions
    – anaphylaxis
    – asthma
    – basic wound care
    – severe bleeding
    – burns
    – cardiac arrest
    – choking and airway obstruction
    – convulsions, including febrile convulsions
    – envenomation (using pressure immobilisation)
    – epilepsy and seizures
    – fractures, sprains and strains (using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques)
    – head injuries
    – poisoning
    – respiratory distress
    – shock
  • Followed workplace procedures for reporting details of the incident, including:
    – providing an accurate verbal report of the incident
    – completing an incident, injury, trauma and illness record
    – responded to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s workplace/community           setting, and involving infants and children of varying ages.

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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 for provision of CPR and first aid to infants, children and adults
  • guidelines from Australian national peak clinical bodies
  • safe work practices to minimise risks and potential hazards
  • first aid requirements for services under the Education and Care Services National Law
  • Infection control principles and procedures

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, including the           psychological impact on children
  • duty of care requirements
  • respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • own skills and limitations
  • consent, including situations in which parental/caregiver consent is required
  • 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, including placement of pads for adults and children aged older than 8 years
  • specific considerations when using an AED on children aged between 1 and 8 years, including identification of AED   with paediatric capability, paediatric voltage and use of paediatric pads
  • chain of survival
  • standard precautions and infection control

Principles and procedures for application of first aid in the following scenarios:

  • abdominal injuries
  • allergic reactions, including severe reactions
  • anaphylaxis
  • bleeding control
  • burns
  • cardiac conditions
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • cold and crush injuries
  • diabetes
  • dislocations
  • drowning
  • envenomation
  • environmental impact (including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and 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 and other respiratory conditions
  • seizures
  • shock
  • soft tissue injuries
  • unconsciousness, abnormal breathing or not breathing

Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:

  • absence of normal breathing
  • anatomy of the external chest
  • specific anatomy of infant respiratory systems, including trachea, and implications for provision of CPR
  • basic anatomical differences between adults and children, and the implications for provision of first aid
  • normal clinical values for children
  • physiology relating to response/consciousness
  • symptoms and triggers of anaphylaxis
  • symptoms and triggers of asthma
  • upper airway anatomy and effect of positional change.

HLTAID004: 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:
Asthma management plans plus managing an Asthma attack
Anaphylaxis management plans plus managing an Anaphylactic episode
Performing CPR on an adult and an infant (Please note: CPR must be demonstrated on the floor for 2 minutes)
Broken limbs, including Upper and Lower slings
Sprains and strains
Pressure Immobilisation Technique (for snake bites etc)
Managing choking

Do I need to complete a refresher or recertification for Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting ?
Recertification is every 3 years and CPR every 12 months.

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