remote first aid
  • Course Includes: HLTAID005 – Provide first aid in remote situations (Coming Soon HLTAID013)

  • HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
  • HLTAID002 – Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Course Delivery: No Pre-Online or E Learning Assessment required

    You are required to complete the pre-course reading, and completed quiz prior to the practical training

  • Face-to-Face Training: 8 Hours
  • Course CertificateIssued Same Day (Conditions Apply)
  • Course Cost: From $179.00
  • Course Nationally Accredited: Yesnrt mini
     
  • Previously Known as:
    • Remote First Aid
    • Remote first aid refresher
    • Wilderness first aid

HLTAID005 - Provide first aid in remote situations (Coming Soon HLTAID013)

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants. The nationally accredited certificate will be issued by First Aid Pro – RTO: 40407

About Provide first aid in remote situations

  • Provide first aid in remote situations is delivered in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures.
  • This unit of competency deals with the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response and emergency life support to a casualty in a remote and/or isolated situation. The unit applies to workers who may be required to prepare for and provide a first aid response in locations beyond the reach of timely medical assistance.
  • This unit applies to workers who may be required to prepare for and provide a first aid response in locations beyond the reach of timely medical assistance.
  • This course is designed to meet the first aid needs of bushwalkers, climbers, canooers, cavers, 4WD enthusiasts, outdoor/adventure instructors, wilderness guides, scout leaders, or people who work and live in remote and/or isolated locations

Covid-19 Precautions

At First Aid Pro your health and safety is our priority. Infection control measures and COVID-19 practices are applied across all our training facilities. Please remember if you are unwell or experiencing any symptoms, we ask that you contact us to reschedule your training. For further information please email courses@firstaidpro.com.au

How is the Course Delivered?

No Online Workbook or E-Learning Required

Training and Assessment are delivered Face to Face (8hours)

Plus + Prior to attending the face-to-face training and assessment, you will be required to complete the pre-course reading (PDF) and, complete the questions in the knowledge workbook. The workbook must be printed, questions completed and, brought to the face- to- face session on the day.

The pre-reading and workbook are emailed at the time of booking. The readings and workbook are a self-paced, self-directed, and mandatory component of the course.

The actual number of study hours required for each learner to complete the assessment varies depending on the learners existing knowledge, skills and experience.

How is the Course Structured?

All participants will be assessed through a combination of the following assessment methods:

  • Practical Demonstrations: Simulated scenarios/Role playing
  • Project (Incident Report Forms)
  • Knowledge Assessment

Course Requirements

  • Participants must be 14 years of age (those who are under 18 must present enrolment form from a parent or guardian to accept responsibility
  • Prepare verbal incident reports or provide information to enable preparation of an incident report (e.g. first aid report)
  • Communicate effectively and assertively in an incident (e.g. give a casualty handover)
  • Use literacy and numeracy skills as require reading, interpret and apply guideline and protocols (e.g. read and follow ARC guidelines)
  • Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles of both compression and breaths) on an adult manikin placed on the floor
  • Perform at least 2 minutes of interrupted single rescuer CPR (5 cycles of both compression) on an child and infant manikin placed on the firm surface

Course Fees

Subject to group pricing based on amount of attendees

Course Times

This course is only being offered to workplace groups at this time- to register your interest please email: courses@firstaidpro.com.au

Includes:

  • HLTAID005 Provide first aid in remote situations
  • HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
  • HLTAID002 – Basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Up to Date full Colour Learner Guide
  • Digital Statement of Attainment 

HLTAID005 Provide remote first aid Certificate Issued Same Day (T&C)

Fully Accredited | Same Day Certificates

On the day after successful completion of the training course:

  • All certificates (Statement of Attainment) are issued electronically in HLTAID005 – Provide first aid in remote situationsHLTAID003 Provide first aid (including HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support and HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation). (T&C)
  • Additionally, hard copies can be purchased for a fee of $12 including postage.
  • As recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council and Safe Work Australia, your HLTAID005 – Provide first aid in remote situations certificate is valid for three (3) years. The HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation component of the course is valid for 12 months and will need to be updated annually for you to keep your certification current.

Course Content

Remote considerations in the provision of remote, wilderness first aid, including:

  • Typical hazards and strategies for preparing supplies to address contingencies
  • Management options relations to transporting casualty, including aero-medical evacuation
  • How to identify and prepare areas for safe evacuation, including aero-medical evacuation
  • How and when to access emergency response services
  • Communication systems, equipment, and methods available in remote situations
  • Priorities of management in first aid when dealing with life-threatening conditions
  • Specific considerations contextualised to marine, alpine, desert, rural/remote settings, and tropical environments.

Considerations when providing remote, wilderness first aid, including

  • Airway obstruction due to body position
  • Appropriate duration and cessation of CPR
  • Chain of survival
  • How to conduct a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment
  • Assessment and interpretation of vital signs, including respirations, temperature and
  • Plus More!

State/Territory regulations, remote and wilderness first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures:

  • ARC Guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid
  • Safe work practices to minimise 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 including:

  • Awareness of potential need for stress–management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • Duty of care requirements
  • Respectful behavior towards a casualty
  • Own skills and limitations
  • Consent
  • Privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • Importance of debriefing

First aid management procedures, contextualised to the workplace remote, wilderness and/or isolated situation:

  • Management of conscious or unconscious patients
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Adults and Babies
  • External bleeding – trauma and shock
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Fractures, dislocations, and soft tissue injuries
  • Head neck and spinal injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Seizures / convulsions
  • Envenomation, poisoning bites, and stings
  • Burns
  • Hypothermia
  • Heat Stroke
  • Crush Injuries
  • Monitor the condition of the victim
  • Follow relevant procedures for recording first aid
  • Detail the victim’s condition & the techniques applied
  • Calling Emergency Services

Medical trauma conditions covered in remote first aid and in the wilderness

  • Abdominal injuries
  • Allergic reaction
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Basic care of a wound
  • Bleeding control
  • Burns
  • Cardiac conditions, including chest pain
  • Choking and airway obstruction
  • Crush injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Dislocations
  • Drowning
  • Envenomation
  • Environmental impact, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration, and heat stroke
  • Eye and ear injuries
  • Febrile convulsions
  • Fractures
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Minor skin injuries
  • Needle stick injuries
  • Poisoning and toxic substances
  • Respiratory distress, including asthma
  • Seizures, including epilepsy
  • Shock
  • Soft tissue injuries, including sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Unconsciousness

Basic anatomy and physiology relating to:

  • How to recognise a person is not breathing normally
  • Chest
  • Chest
  • Upper airway and effect of positional change
  • Considerations in provision of first aid for specified conditions, including specific considerations for remote settings

Further topics providing remote first aid and wilderness first aid

  • Accident prevention
  • Steps in incident management
  • Mechanisms of injury
  • Casualty Assessment – The primary and secondary survey, hygiene, and prolonged care
  • Casualty management and monitoring
  • Documentation
  • Documentation
  • Action plans and evacuation issues – retrieval and evacuation
  • Lifting and moving of the casualty
  • Improvise treatment and resources
  • The factors of survival
  • Summoning assistance

Performance Evidence

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.

There must be evidence that the candidate has completed the following tasks in line with state/territory regulations, first aid codes of practice, Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines and workplace procedures:

Followed DRSABCD in line with ARC guidelines, including:

  • performed 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
  • performed 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
  • responded appropriately in the event of regurgitation or vomiting
  • managed the unconscious breathing casualty
  • followed single rescue procedure, including the demonstration of a rotation of operators with minimal interruptions to compressions
  • followed the prompts of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Responded to at least three simulated first aid scenarios contextualised to the candidate’s remote and/or isolated situation:

  • demonstrated safe manual handling techniques
  • conducted a visual and verbal secondary survey assessment of the casualty
  • assessed vital signs, including respirations, pulse and temperature
  • post-incident debrief and evaluation
  • provided an accurate verbal and written report of the incident

Applied first aid response in a remote situation for the following:

  • allergic reaction
  • anaphylaxis
  • basic care of a wound
  • bleeding control
  • choking and airway obstruction
  • envenomation, using pressure immobilisation
  • environmental impacts, including hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration and heat stroke
  • fractures, sprains and strains, using arm slings, roller bandages or other appropriate immobilisation techniques
  • head, neck and spinal injuries, using immobilisation principles
  • respiratory distress, including asthma
  • shock

Knowledge Evidence

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:

State/Territory regulations, first aid codes of practice and workplace procedures including:

  • ARC guidelines relevant to provision of CPR and first aid
  • safe work practices to minimise 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 including:
  • awareness of potential need for stress-management techniques and available support following an emergency situation
  • duty of care requirements
  • respectful behaviour towards a casualty
  • own skills and limitations
  • consent
  • privacy and confidentiality requirements
  • importance of debriefing 
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