Apply advanced resuscitation techniques

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver HLTFA404A, 'Apply advanced resuscitation techniques'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Prepare resuscitation equipment ready for use


Undertake pre-use check of resuscitation equipment in accordance with organisation procedures, manufacturer's instructions, industry standards and regulatory requirements


Diagnose minor equipment faults and rectify within the scope of organisation procedures and manufacturer's instructions


Identify and deal with major faults and defects in accordance with organisation procedures


Apply bag and mask resuscitation technique


Assemble the bag valve mask resuscitation device


Use the bag valve mask device in the delivery of CPR


Select and use an oropharyngeal airway to maintain a casualty's airway


Rectify issues preventing adequate treatment as they arise


Attach and operate an AED


Prepare the casualty in accordance with manufacturer's requirements and ARC Guidelines.


Attach the AED and operate in accordance with organisation procedures, manufacturer's guidelines, ARC guidelines and state legislation


Coordinate the operation of the AED with the resuscitation team to minimise interruption to CPR efforts


Administer oxygen


Apply the medical and safety precautions associated with storing, handling and administering oxygen


Select and operate oxygen masks and cannulae in delivery of oxygen therapy


Provide oxygen to a bag valve mask device


Provide supplemental oxygen to a breathing casualty


Operate suction equipment


Apply medical and safety precautions associated with the provision of manual and oxygen powered suction devices


Select and operate suction catheters and devices


Provide suction during the application of advanced resuscitation techniques


Restore and maintain equipment ready for future use


Clean, discard, disinfect, replenish and recharge equipment in accordance with organisation procedures and manufacturer's instructions


Diagnose and rectify minor faults within the scope of organisation procedures and manufacturer's instructions


Identify and deal with major faults and defects in accordance with organisation procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

HLTFA404A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA31310 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue)
  • PUA30410 - Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Rescue)
  • AVI40508 - Certificate IV in Aviation (Leadership and Supervision)
  • AVI40610 - Certificate IV in Aviation (Aircrewman)
  • AVI30510 - Certificate III in Aviation (Rescue Crewman)

And the skillsets: