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Provide First Aid in a Remote Situation

Supplier: First Aid International

HLTFA302B - Provide First Aid in a Remote Situation - $250PP

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This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid to a casualty in a remote and/or isolated situation. This unit builds on HLTFA301C - Apply First Aid to include additional skills.

Pre-/Co-requisites

YES - The participants are required to have completed a HLTFA301C - Apply First Aid or Senior First Aid. This unit should be assessed either after or in conjunction with achievement of the following related competency unit:

  • HLTFA301C - Apply First Aid

Students must be 14 years or older. Students under 14 years must provide written permission to attend the course from their parent or guardian.
 
Duration

9 Hours with no workbook or online time

Award

On successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Statement of Attainment, which is valid for 3 years. As per the Australian Resuscitation council guidelines the HLTCPR201A - Perform CPR unit needs to be completed every 12 months.
 
Assessment

First Aid International offers a hands on approach with progressive assessment throughout the course including multiple choice questionaires. This is competency based training so we will make sure that you have a total understanding before you go home.
 
Course Information

ARC Guidelines relating to the provision of first aid as outlined

Working knowledge of:

  • basic principles and concepts underlying the practice of first aid
  • procedures for dealing with major and minor injury and illness
  • priorities of management in first aid when dealing with life threatening conditions
  • basic occupational health and safety requirements in the provision of first aid
  • infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • chain of survival
  • first aiders' skills and limitations

Understanding of the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), including when to use and when not to

First aid management of:

  • abdominal injuries
  • allergic reactions
  • altered and loss of consciousness
  • bleeding
  • burns - thermal, chemical, friction, electrical
  • cardiac arrest
  • casualty with no signs of life
  • chest pain
  • choking/airway obstruction
  • injuries: cold and crush injuries; eye and ear injuries; head, neck and spinal injuries; minor skin injuries; needle stick injuries; soft tissue injuries including sprains, strains, dislocations
  • envenomation - snake, spider, insect and marine bites
  • environmental impact such as hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration, heat stroke
  • fractures
  • medical conditions, including cardiac conditions, epilepsy, diabetes, asthma and other respiratory conditions
  • near drowning
  • poisoning and toxic substances (including chemical contamination)
  • respiratory distress
  • seizures
  • shock
  • stroke
  • substance misuse - common drugs and alcohol, including illicit drugs

Awareness of stress management techniques and available support

Social/legal issues:

  • duty of care
  • need to be culturally aware, sensitive and respectful
  • importance of debriefing
  • confidentiality
  • own skills and limitations

Working knowledge of communication systems, equipment and methods as available in the remote situation

Understanding of OHS principles

  • Infection control principles and procedures, including use of standard precautions
  • Principles of identifying and preparing area for safe evacuation (including aero-medical evacuation)
  • Principles for evaluating management options relating to transporting casualty and/or waiting for assistance
  • Principles of preparing for providing first aid in an area remote from ready assistance, including identifying and preparing supplies to address contingencies specific to different types of situations
  • Awareness of stress management techniques and available support

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