Course Curriculum

1.1 Assessment of casualty is undertaken including vital signs, details of incident, medical/casualty history, physical appearance and other signs and symptoms.
1.2 Management plan is developed taking into account available equipment, condition of patient and special requirements of certain conditions.
1.3 Where possible casualty is assisted to a comfortable position suitable for implementation of management plan.
1.4 Casualty is encouraged and reassured as necessary to facilitate effective treatment.
1.5 Medical aid is arranged as soon as possible consistent with maintaining casualty safety.
2.1 Pre -use check of safety and potential effectiveness of equipment is undertaken in accordance with operating procedures, Australian standards and regulatory requirements.
2.2 Minor faults are diagnosed and repairs are carried out in accordance with organisation procedures to restore equipment to working order.
2.3 Faults and defects are reported /recorded according to organisational procedures.
3.1 Airway is cleared and maintained using non-intervention techniques where possible.
3.2 Appropriate steps are taken to reduce risk to self or others of contamination by the casualty's body fluids.
3.3 Where carried, suction apparatus is safely inserted into pharynx and suction initiated using approved techniques to avoid injuring casualty.
4.1 Where appropriate face masks and other barriers are used according to ARC standards.
5.1 Where indicated, oxygen therapy is used in the ventilation of casualty.
6.1 Equipment is cleaned, and discarded or disinfected, restocked and/or replenished and stored safely according to organisation procedures.

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