HLTAID015 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy
This course was previously called HLTAID007 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation
Outcomes of studying the HLTAID015 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy:
- Respond to an emergency situation
- Perform resuscitation procedures
- Deliver oxygen therapy
- Communicate details of the incident
- Review the incident
The unit HLTAID015 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy describes the skills and knowledge required to use specialised equipment in the provision of resuscitation in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.
This unit applies to workers who may be required to use specialised equipment to provide resuscitation in a range of complex situations, include community and workplace settings.
Elements and Performance Criteria for this Paramedical Unit:
Performance Evidence for HLTAID015 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy:
The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the job role.
The demonstrated evidence is performed in line within state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures.
- Managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, breathing casualty including appropriate positioning to reduce the risk of airway compromise
- Managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing adult including:
- Performing 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
- Performing at least 2 minutes of bag-valve-mask (with oxygen) ventilation and at least 2 minutes of compression during a two-rescuer procedure on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor
- Selecting and inserting an appropriate basic airway adjunct
- Responding appropriately using positioning and suctioning in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
- Demonstrating a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
- Following the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to deliver at least one shock
- Managing oxygen equipment appropriately
- Handing over to emergency services
- Managed, in line with ARC guidelines, the unconscious, non-breathing infant, including:
- Performing 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
- Managed a casualty with life-threatening bleeding requiring use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings
- Used personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
- Managed a conscious casualty who requires supplemental oxygen, including:
- Assessing vital signs respirations, pulse, oxygen saturation
- Level of consciousness
- Selecting and preparing correct oxygen equipment
- Checking area for ventilation and sources of ignition
- Administering oxygen safely at correct flow rate
- Managing an equipment malfunction
- Providing an accurate verbal and written report of the incident
- Reviewing the incident
- Monitored and coordinated maintenance of resuscitation equipment and oxygen therapy equipment, including:
- Cleaning and decontamination
- Checking and diagnosis of faults.
Knowledge Evidence for HLTAID015 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy:
The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:
- Guidelines and procedures including:
- ARC guidelines relevant to life threatening bleeding, managing the unconscious breathing and non-breathing casualty and provision of CPR and oxygen therapy
- Potential incident hazards and risk minimisation processes when providing first aid, including Oxygen Therapy and Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
- Infection control procedures, including use of standard precautions and resuscitation barrier devices
- Safe work practices to deal with oxygen cylinders and associated equipment
- First aid codes of practice
- Appropriate workplace or site procedures relevant to the provision of first aid
- Contents of first aid kits
- Requirements for currency of skill and knowledge
- Legal, workplace and community considerations, including:
- Duty of care requirements
- Own skills and limitations
- Consent and how it relates to the conscious and unconscious casualty
- Privacy and confidentiality requirements
- Awareness of potential need for stress management techniques and available support for rescuers
- In relation to the administration of oxygen:
- Legal requirements
- The five rights
- The responsibilities of the first aider
- Considerations when providing resuscitation, including:
- Upper airway and effect of positional change
- Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
- Appropriate use of an AED
- Safety and maintenance procedures for an AED
- Chain of survival
- How to access emergency services
- Use of suction devices
- Benefits, contraindications and complications with the use of a basic airway adjunct
- Techniques for providing CPR to adults, children and infants including:
- How to recognise that a casualty is unconscious and not breathing normally
- Rate, ratio and depth of compressions and ventilations
- Correct hand positioning for compressions
- Basic anatomy, physiology and the differences between adults, children and infants relating to CPR
- Assessment and interpretation of vital signs including normal clinical values for respirations, pulse, oxygen saturation
- Level of consciousness
- How to use a suction device
- Signs, symptoms and management of life-threatening bleeding including use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings
- Considerations when providing oxygen to a casualty, including:
- Circumstances and conditions where oxygen is beneficial
- Circumstances and conditions where oxygen should not be used
- Contraindications and complications associated with providing oxygen and suction while delivering advanced resuscitation techniques
- Benefits, contraindications and complications of suction during advanced resuscitation
- Complications with the use of a bag-valve-mask device and suitable strategies to minimise these
- Selection and operation of oxygen masks and other appropriate oxygen therapy devices
- Methods for cleaning, replenishing, recharging and maintaining resuscitation and oxygen equipment including:
- Actions to rectify problems
- Procedures to ensure operational readiness as per manufacturers’ guidelines and site procedures
- Storage, cleaning, decontamination and safe disposal of consumables
- Troubleshooting to identify minor and major faults
- Psychological impacts of first aid incidents on rescuers and how to seek help.
Assessment Conditions for HLTAID015 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy:
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.
Assessment resources must include:
- Adult and infant resuscitation manikins following ARC guidelines for the purpose of assessment of CPR procedures
- Anatomical model for use with a basic airway adjunct
- AED training devices
- Basic airway adjunct
- Oxygen resuscitation system with oxygen cylinder and regulator
- Pulse oximeter
- Selection of oxygen masks and tubes
- Suction devices
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Haemostatic dressings
- Haemostatic wound packing trainer
- Tourniquet trainer
- Workplace incident, injury, trauma or illness record or other appropriate workplace or site incident report form, which includes space for recording vital signs of casualties.
Simulated assessment environments must 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.
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.
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