HLTAID005 – Provide First Aid in Remote Situations

HLTAID005 - Provide First Aid in Remote Situations

HLTAID005 – Provide First Aid in Remote Situations

 

Outcomes of studying the HLTAID005 – Provide First Aid in Remote Situations:

  • Respond to a remote emergency situation
  • Apply appropriate first aid procedures
  • Manage the incident
  • Evaluate the incident and own performance

Throughout your study of the HLT51015 you will cover the unit HLTAID005 – Provide First Aid in Remote Situations describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response and emergency life support to a casualty in a remote and/or isolated situation.

The unit applies to workers who may be required to prepare for and provide a first aid response in locations beyond the reach of timely medical assistance.

Elements and Performance Criteria for this Paramedical Unit:

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Respond to a remote emergency situation

1.1 Plan for isolated travel or work if required, accounting for expected contingencies

1.2 Recognise an emergency situation

1.3 Identify, assess and manage immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others

1.4 Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response

1.5 Assess the situation and evaluate options for medical assistance

1.6 Evaluate options for transporting casualty or waiting for medical assistance in relation to environmental issues, risks, transport availability and casualty condition

2. Apply appropriate first aid procedures

2.1 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines

2.2 Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles

2.3 Display respectful behaviour towards casualty

2.4 Obtain consent from casualty where possible

2.5 Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible

2.6 Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions

2.7 Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles

3. Manage the incident

3.1 Seek assistance from others present to manage incident circumstances

3.2 Establish communication links with emergency response services and convey incident details

3.3 Report details of casualty condition, changes in condition, management and responses

3.4 Assist in the evacuation of the casualty by following directions given by emergency response services as required

3.5 Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies

4. Evaluate the incident and own performance

4.1 Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents

4.2 Participate in debriefing to address individual needs

Performance Evidence for HLTAID005 – Provide First Aid in Remote Situations:

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

  • 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
  • responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • managed the unconscious breathing casualty
  • followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Responded to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s remote and/or isolated situation:
  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • conducted a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of the casualty
  • assessed vital signs, including respirations, pulse and temperature
  • post-incident debrief and evaluation
  • provided an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
  • Applied first aid response in a remote situation for the following:
  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • basic care of a wound
  • bleeding control
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
  • environmental impacts, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
  • fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques
  • head, neck and spinal injuries, using immobilisation principles
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • shock

Knowledge Evidence for HLTAID005 – Provide First Aid in Remote Situations:

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:
  • awareness of potential 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
  • chain of survival
  • standard precautions
  • how to conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment
  • assessment and interpretation of vital signs, including respirations, temperature and pulse
  • principles and procedures for first aid management of the following scenarios, contextualised to the candidate’s remote and/or isolated situation:
  • 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
  • febrile convulsions
  • fractures
  • 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 sprains and strains
  • stroke
  • unconsciousness
  • 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:
  • 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, including specific considerations for remote settings

Assessment Conditions for HLTAID005 – Provide First Aid in Remote Situations:

Skills must be demonstrated working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess candidates’ skills and knowledge.

  • Assessment resources must include:
  • adult and infant resuscitation manikins in line with ARC Guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures
  • adrenaline auto-injector training device
  • AED training device
  • placebo bronchodilator and spacer device
  • roller bandages
  • thermometer
  • triangular bandages
  • workplace First Aid kit suitable for remote locations
  • workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, or other appropriate workplace incident report form
  • wound dressings

Simulated assessment environments must simulate the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

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