This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to life-threatening emergencies in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
This unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide an emergency response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.
|1.1 Recognise an emergency situation|
|1.2 Identify, assess and minimise immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others|
|1.3 Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response|
|1.4 Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services|
|2.1 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with 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|
|3.1 Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services|
|3.2 Report details of incident to workplace supervisor as appropriate|
|3.3 Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies|
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