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 HLTFA404C, '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



1. Prepare resuscitation equipment ready for use

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

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

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

2. Apply bag and mask resuscitation technique

2.1 Assemble the bag valve mask resuscitation device

2.2 Use the bag valve mask device in the delivery of CPR

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

2.4 Rectify issues preventing adequate treatment as they arise

3. Attach and operate an AED

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

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

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

4. Administer oxygen

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

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

4.3 Provide oxygen to a bag valve mask device

4.4 Provide supplemental oxygen to a breathing casualty

5. Operate suction equipment

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

5.2 Select and operate suction catheters and devices

5.3 Provide suction during the application of advanced resuscitation techniques

6. Restore and maintain equipment ready for future use

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

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

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