Administer oxygen in an emergency situation

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 PUAEME003C, 'Administer oxygen in an emergency situation'.
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 casualty and develop management plan

1.1 Assessment of casualty is undertaken including vital signs, details of incident, medical/casualty history, physical appearance and other signs and symptoms

1.2 Management plan is developed taking into account available equipment, condition of patient and special requirements of certain conditions

1.3 Where possible casualty is assisted to a comfortable position suitable for implementation of management plan

1.4 Casualty is encouraged and reassured as necessary to facilitate effective treatment

1.5 Medical aid is arranged as soon as possible consistent with maintaining casualty safety

2. Check equipment

2.1 Pre-use check of safety and potential effectiveness of equipment is undertaken in accordance with operating procedures, Australian standards and regulatory requirements

2.2 Minor faults are diagnosed and repairs are carried out in accordance with organisation procedures to restore equipment to working order

2.3 Faults and defects are reported/recorded according to organisational procedures

3. Maintain unobstructed airway

3.1 Airway is cleared and maintained using non-intervention techniques where possible

3.2 Appropriate steps are taken to reduce risk to self or others of contamination by the casualty's body fluids

3.3 Where carried, suction apparatus is safely inserted into pharynx and suction initiated using approved techniques to avoid injuring casualty

4. Resuscitate casualty

4.1 Where appropriate face masks and other barriers are used according to ARC standards

5. Use oxygen to provide therapy

5.1 Where indicated, oxygen therapy is used in the ventilation of casualty

6. Recover and restore equipment

6.1 Equipment is cleaned, and discarded or disinfected, restocked and/or replenished and stored safely according to organisation procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUAEME003C appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA30701 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting Operations)
  • PUA30601 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations)
  • PUA31310 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue)
  • SIS40110 - Certificate IV in Community Recreation
  • SIS30110 - Certificate III in Aquatics

And the skillsets: