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Provide Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (HLTAID007)


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use specialised equipment in the provision of resuscitation in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines

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1 Day
Course Elements:
  • Prepare resuscitation equipment ready for use
  • Apply bag and mask resuscitation techniques
  • Attach and operate AED
  • Administer Oxygen
  • Operate suction equipment
  • Restore and maintain equipment ready for use
Learning Outcomes:

Theory Component:

  • Legal responsibilities and duty of care, including confidentiality.
  • Basic anatomy and physiology and toxicology as it relates to the provision of advanced first aid resuscitation.
  • Procedures for performing CPR
  • ARC Guidelines and /or State/Territory regulations, legislation and policies relating to provision of first aid.
  • Procedures for dealing with major and minor accidents in the workplace.
  • Infection control principles and procedures, including using standard precautions.
  • How to gain access to and interpret material safety data sheets (SDSs)
  • Company/organisation standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Priorities of management WHS requirements in the provision of first aid.
  • Capabilities of emergency management services.
  • First Aiders’ skills and limitations.
  • Safe storage and handling procedures for pressurised gases, oxygen and battery operated equipment.
  • Chain of survival.
  • Benefits of providing oxygen to a casualty and providing suction during the application of advanced resuscitation techniques.
  • First Aid management procedures including; use of bag valve mask device, AED, oxygen therapy equipment, manual and oxygen powered suction, and oropharyngeal airways. Sudden cardiac arrest. Collapse, unconsciousness. Shock. Airway management including foreign body airway obstruction. Hypoxia.
  • Incident management procedures including: manual handling, hazardous substances, dangerous goods or chemicals. Safe access to the casualty. Awareness of confined spaces and dangerous places. Removal of casualty to safe area, if appropriate. Coordinate activities of other first aiders, if applicable.


Practical Component:

    • Manage specific injuries/illnesses and conditions as identified.
    • Conduct an initial casualty assessment.
    • Plan an appropriate first aid response in line with established first aid principles, policies and procedures, ARC Guidelines and or State/Territory regulations, legislation and policies and industry requirements and respond appropriately to contingencies in line with own skills.
    • Apply appropriate resuscitation techniques.
    • Demonstrate use of resuscitation equipment.
    • Incorporate the use of all equipment into effective treatment of illness/injury.
    • Demonstrate the application of first aid principles.
    • Comply with WHS legislation.
    • Administer oxygen in line with legislation etc.
    • Prepare a written report or provide information to enable preparation of an incident report.
    • Communicate effectively and assertively and show leadership in an incident.
    • Make prompt and appropriate decisions relating to managing an incident in the workplace.
    • Use literacy and numeracy skills as required to read, interpret and apply instructions, guidelines and protocols.
    • Call an ambulance and/or medical assistance according to relevant circumstances and report casualty’s condition.
Entry Requirements:

In general it is recommended that people using advanced resuscitation techniques have completed:

HLTAID003 Provide first aid.

RPL is not offered for this course
This Unit Of Competency may be eligible forentry into further study such as: HLT33112 Certificate III in basic health care
First aid requirements 2014 Legislative requirements First Aid