HLTAID008 Manage first aid services and resources

1 day course HLTAID008

Course Description

This course is a component of Work First Aid skill set and is designed to provide First Aiders the skill to be able to provide advanced first aid response, life support and management of a casualty until the arrival of medical assistance.

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Learning Content

This includes working knowledge of:

  • Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines relating to provision of first aid
  • Company/organisation standard operating procedures (SOPS)
  • First aid risk assessment practices and procedures
  • First aiders’ skills and limitations in relation to first aid response in the workplace
  • How to gain access to and interpret material safety data sheets (MSDSs)
  • Legal responsibilities and duty of care
  • Work health and safety requirements in the provision of first aid
  • Priorities of management in first aid
  • Procedures for dealing with major and minor accidents in the workplace
  • Safe storage and handling of medication in the workplace

First aid equipment and resources to manage injuries and illnesses addressed in HLTAID003: Provide first aid and HLTAID006: Provide advanced first aid.

First aid management procedures for conditions identified in the workplace.

Infection control principles and procedures, including using standard precautions.

State/territory regulations, legislation and policies relating to:

  • Currency of first aid skills and knowledge
  • First aid training
  • Work health and safety requirements in the provision of first aid
  • Workplace first aid provision
  • Stress management techniques and available support

Course Prerequisites

No pre-requisites.

Students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of attendance.

Course Details

The 1 day face to face course is delivered in a theoretical and practical format. There is a short multiple choice quiz at the end of the training, covering the practical First Aid information learnt that day.

Students are required to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the course commencement or may be refused entry.

Qualification Issued

On successful completion of the course participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the nationally accredited course – Manage First Aid Services and Resources HLTAID008.

Certificate Validity

The certificate is valid for three (3) years from the completion date.
The Australian Resuscitation Council recommends that Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation skills be refreshed annually.

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