RTO 40990 HLTAID003 (Apply First Aid)


The Training Australia Apply First Aid Course provides the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response to a casualty. The training applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

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SKU: RTO 40990 Category:

✓ This course has the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty.
✓ The training applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of
situations, including community and workplace settings.

You will Learn the skills & knowledge to:

  • Follow DRSABCD in line with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines, including:
  • Perform uninterrupted single rescuer CPR, on adult & Infant Manikins.
  • Demonstrate rotation of operators, with minimal interruptions to CPR.
  • Learn to respond appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting.
  • How to manage an unconscious breathing casualty.
  • Follow the prompts of an Automated External defibrillator (AED).
  • Respond to simulated first aid scenarios relating to Community / Workplace setting including
    • conducted a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
    • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
    • post-incident debriefs and evaluation
    • provided an accurate verbal or written report of the incident
    • Applied first aid procedures for the following:
      • allergic reaction
      • anaphylaxis
      • bleeding control
      • choking and airway obstruction
      • envenomation, using pressure immobilization
      • fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques
      • respiratory distress, including asthma
      • shock

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks

  • 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:
  • awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency event
  • 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
  • chain of survival
  • standard precautions
  • how to conduct a visual and verbal assessment of the casualty
  • principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios:
  • abdominal injuries
  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • basic care of a wound
  • bleeding control
  • burns
  • cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • crush injuries
  • diabetes
  • dislocations
  • drowning
  • envenomation
  • environmental impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
  • eye and ear injuries
  • fractures
  • febrile convulsions
  • head, neck and spinal injuries
  • minor skin injuries
  • needle stick injuries
  • poisoning and toxic substances
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • seizures, including epilepsy
  • shock
  • soft tissue injuries, including strains and, sprains
  • stroke
  • unconsciousness
  • basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
  • how to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • chest
  • response/consciousness
  • upper airway and effect of positional change
  • considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions

Upon successful completion of the above you will be issued a statement of attainment, with

Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) Logo on it.


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