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HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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Course Details

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. This unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide CPR, in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.

Target Audience:

For acquiring new accreditation, for renewing or updating CPR skills. This course follows national standards that can be applied to all workers and community members alike. there are no age limitations to this course.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this course, students will receive the nationally recognised statement of attainment for HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

Learning Methods:

Demonstration of practical skills, participation in role-plays, analysis of case studies and a theory assessment.

Please note it is a requirement of this course that practical demonstration of CPR must be performed on the adult manikin on the floor.

Technology requirements: All resources are provides at the facility.

Program Benefits:
  • Learn CPR skills to save a life in a safe, fun and practical environment
  • Have the knowledge and confidence to support a person who is not breathing normally or at all
  • Hands-on practice doing compressions and ventilations and using a defibrillator.
  • Enjoy practical skills, role-plays and scenarios
  • Test yourself with a theory assessment
  • Legal and other requirements
  • Basic Life Support (DRSABCD)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) steps
  • Demonstration and use of a defibrillator (AED)
  • Debriefing and welfare

Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Respond to an emergency situation
    1. 1.1 Recognise and assess an emergency situation
    2. 1.2 Ensure Safety for self, bystanders and casualty
    3. Assess the casualty and recognise the need for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    4. Seek assistance from emergency services
  2. Perform CPR procedures
    1. 2.1 Perform CPR in accordance with the ARC guidelines
    2. 2.2 Display respectful behavior towards casualty
    3. 2.3 Operate an automated external defibrillator (AED) according to manufactures instruction
  3. Communicate details of the incident
    1. 3.1 Accurately convey incident details to emergency services
    2. 3.2 Report details of incident in line with appropriate workplace or site procedures
    3. 3.3 Maintain privacy and confidentiality of information in line with statutory or organisational policies
  4. Review the incident
    1. 4.1 Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers and seek help when required
    2. 4.2 Contribute to a review of the first aid response as required


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