This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
2 – 3 hours of face to face training.
There are no pre-requisites.
Participants will obtain a nationally recognized declaration of achievement in HLTAID001 Providing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation upon effective completion. The Code of Practice and the Australian Council for Resuscitation recommends annual refreshment of cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills.
Students must be physically able to resuscitate by kneeling on the floor beside the casualty and performing two (2) minutes of continuous uninterrupted CPR on an adult and infant manikin placed on the floor. Students under 18 years of age must submit a signed parental consent form before attending the course.
Learner Support and Reasonable Adjustment
Please contact us prior to enrolment if you have learning difficulties or any special needs or support requirements. This may include but not limited to language, literacy and numeracy skills or disabilities. It is important to note that there is a physical requirement to perform 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the manikins placed on the floor in order for the successful completion of the course.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of prior learning is accessible to those who can provide additional evidence that they can demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and experience outlined by the unit. There is a requirement for currency in order to demonstrate skills like CPR.
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
When studying a nationally recognized training course in Australia, each student needs a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to acquire a certificate or qualification from their registered training organization.
A USI provides you with access to an online account that keeps all of your training record together, even if you switch places, alter training organizations or study at different times.
ASSESSMENT – THEORY – Multiple choice question paper
You will be assessed on:
State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures:
ARC Guidelines relevant to the provision of CPR
Safe work practices to minimize 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:
Duty of care requirements and respectful behaviour towards a casualty
Own skill, limitations, consent, privacy and confidentiality requirements
Importance of debriefing
Considerations when providing CPR:
Airway obstruction due to body position
Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
Appropriate use of an AED including chain of survival
Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:
How to recognise a person is not breathing normally
The Simulated assessment environment will 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. 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.
You will be required to demonstrate the following:
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.
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.
Manage the unconscious breathing casualty.
Follow single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions.
Follow the prompts of an automated external defibrillator (AED) .
Demonstrating safe manual handling techniques.
Managing infection control requirements.
Providing a verbal report of the incident.
The following learning resources are provided to participants in this course.
Adult and infant resuscitation manikins
AED training device
Workplace injury, trauma and/or illness record, and/or other appropriate workplace incident report form