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This course is specifically designed to meet the needs of people working in the childcare and early childhood learning industry.

 

This course is tailored towards anyone working with children.  It covers child specific first aid in many high-risk areas such as anaphylaxis and asthma as well as common injuries and resuscitation. The Australian Children’s Education & Care Authority (ACECQA) has endorsed this course as meeting their requirements for anaphylaxis, asthma, and first aid training.

 

This course includes specific competencies in asthma and anaphylaxis designed for those responsible for identifying and managing the risk of asthma and anaphylaxis in the workplace.

 

Assessment is through a combination of practical first aid activities and a written test paper. You will be required to demonstrate CPR on a manikin on the floor.

 

Course Details

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Course Duration

2 days

Content

  • DRSABCD action plan
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Wounds and Bleeding
  • Medical emergencies
  • Heat and cold induced illness
  • Strains, sprains, dislocations and fractures
  • Chest and abdominal injures
  • Poisons
  • Legal issues
  • Defibrillation
  • Managing the unconscious, breathing casualty
  • Asthma
  • Choking
  • Burns
  • Shock
  • Safety and risk management
  • Head, neck and spinal injuries
  • Facial and eye injuries
  • Bites and Stings
  • Infection control
  • Asthma, anaphylaxis and allergy overview
  • Asthma and anaphylaxis signs, symptoms and triggers
  • Asthma and anaphylaxis medications and devices
  • Asthma and anaphylaxis action plans
  • Asthma and anaphylaxis risk management planning for the workplace
  • Hands-on-practice in using asthma inhalers and spacers
  • Hands-on-practice adrenaline auto-injector administration (Epi-pen)
  • Asthma and anaphylaxis first aid management

Competencies

22282VIC Course in the Management of Asthma Risks and Emergencies in the Workplace

22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis

HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

VU21658 Manage asthma risks and emergencies in the workplace

VU21800 Provide first aid management of anaphylaxis

VU21801 Develop risk minimisation and risk management strategies for anaphylaxis

Prerequisites

Nil.

Training Materials Provided

First aid publication, bandages and plastic CPR wallet card.

Recommended recertification period

St John Ambulance recommends, as per the First Aid in the Workplace Code of Practice and the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines that first aid skills are renewed every three years and resuscitation skills are renewed every 12 months.

 

St John Ambualnce also recommends that the asthma and anaphylaxis competencies are renewed every 12 months.

Recommended Product/First Aid kits

  • Keyring face shield or face mask
  • Personal, Small, Medium or Large Leisure Kit (for the home and car)
  • Standard or Medium Workplace Kit (for industry)
  • Off-Road 4WD Kit, Recreational Marine Kit and Motoring Kit (for the great outdoors)
  • Automated external defibrillator

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