Apply advanced first aid

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 HLTFA412A, 'Apply advanced first aid'.
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. Assess the situation

1.1 Identify, assess and minimise hazards that may pose a risk of injury or illness to self and others

1.2 Assess risks to first aider and others and determine appropriate response to ensure prompt control of situation

1.3 Ascertain and prioritise need(s) for emergency services/medical assistance and undertake triage where required

1.4 Deploy resources to appropriate locations as required in line with workplace procedures

2. Manage the casualty(s)

2.1 Determine and explain the nature of casualty's injury/condition and relevant first aid procedures to provide comfort

2.2 Respond to the casualty in a culturally aware, sensitive and respectful manner

2.3 Seek consent for management of the casualty's injury/illness from person(s) where relevant

2.4 Determine and implement welfare procedure according to casualty(s) needs

2.5 Control effects of injury and determine and apply appropriate first aid management to meet the needs of the casualty and situation

2.6 Assist with self-medication in accordance with State/Territory regulations, legislation and policies and manufacturer's/supplier's instructions subject to casualty's regime

2.7 Monitor casualty‘s condition and respond in a timely manner in accordance with established first aid principles and procedures

2.8 Correctly operate basic life support equipment according to relevant legislation and manufacturer's/supplier's instructions

2.9 Apply safety procedures for operation of pressurised gases

2.10 Use safe manual handling techniques

2.11 Finalise casualty management according to casualty's needs and first aid principles

3. Coordinate first aid activities until arrival of medical assistance

3.1 Identify available resources required and establish communication links with appropriate personnel, emergency management services and medical assistance as appropriate

3.2 Deploy correct amount of resources to appropriate locations in an effective manner to ensure timely arrival of required resources

3.3 Document the provision of resources and recommend modifications as required

3.4 Monitor the condition of casualties in accordance with first aid principles and workplace procedures

3.5 Coordinate evacuation of casualties according to relevant evacuation procedures

3.6 Arrange support services for personnel involved in the incident in accordance with relevant principles and procedures

4. Communicate essential incident details

4.1 Maintain communication with relevant personnel using appropriate media and equipment

4.2 Communicate first aid information with other providers/carers to meet their needs and in accordance with workplace procedures

4.3 Calmly provide information to reassure casualty, adopting a communication style to match the casualty's level of consciousness

4.4 Prepare an incident report in line with organisation requirements

4.5 Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with privacy principles and statutory and/or organisation policies

5. Evaluate the incident

5.1 Evaluate management of the incident and where required develop an action plan in consultation with relevant parties

5.2 Participate in debriefing/evaluation in order to improve future operations and address individual's needs

5.3 Formulate and review contingency planning to identify and select alternative management principles and procedures as required