This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage non-emergency and emergency situations. Individuals are required to follow procedures, evaluate scene safety and identify any security risks and to communicate and coordinate with other emergency services personnel involved in patient care at the scene. It also describes skills required for coordination with and by other emergency services personnel.
This unit applies to pre-hospital and out-of-hospital health care workers.
Elements and Performance Criteria for this Paramedical Unit:
Performance Evidence for HLTOUT008 – Manage a Scene:
Assessment Requirements for HLTOUT008:
Evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit in the context of the job role.
There must be evidence that the candidate has managed one non-emergency and one emergency scene where an individual requires active treatment by a clinician including:
ensuring safety of self, patient and others
identifying hazards, real or potential, where there are risks to participants or bystanders
minimising risk by enlisting hazard reduction agents
ensuring rapid and safe access and egress
engaging existing personnel for situational information
analysing available information and making decisions that ensure effective scene management
managing multiple competing priorities
identifying and implementing available resources in accordance with established clinical guidelines and protocols.
Knowledge Evidence for HLTOUT008 – Manage a Scene:
Demonstrated knowledge required to complete the tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit:
relevant policies and procedures relating to scene management including:
organisational policies and procedures
State/Territory policies and procedures
role of other emergency services personnel
function of other organisations including medical and other emergency and allied agencies, and their limitations
organisational policies, procedures and strategies for scene management
hazards and potential hazards that occur at a scene and their effect on safe access and egress
relevant current national standards including:
National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards
procedures and management principles required to manage combative patients or others in order to secure the scene
current practices, procedures and equipment used to communicate in the workplace including:
organisational policy and procedures relating to liaison with other organisations.
Assessment Conditions for HLTOUT008 – Manage a Scene:
Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions.
Where simulation is used, it must reflect real working conditions by modelling industry operating conditions and contingencies, as well as using suitable facilities, equipment and resources.
Assessment must ensure access to use of facilities, resources and equipment as per local governing body including:
operational vehicle used for the transport of emergency and non-emergency patient
organisational policies and procedures for managing a scene
equipment required for scene management, including personal protective equipment.
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.