Operate an automated external defibrillator in an emergency

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 PUAOPE010C, 'Operate an automated external defibrillator in an emergency'.
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 Hazards are identified, minimised and if possible removed, in accordance with state/territory regulatory requirements

1.2 Casualty is reassured and positioned in a suitable position

1.3 Evaluation of signs and symptoms is undertaken to determine the casualty's condition

1.4 Casualty's condition is analysed to determine treatment requirements

1.5 Management plan is developed based on the results of the casualty assessment and the availability of equipment

1.6 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 to restore equipment to working order in accordance with organisational procedures

2.3 Faults and defects are reported/recorded in accordance with organisational procedures

3. Attach and operate equipment

3.1 Equipment is set up in accordance with manufacturer's instructions

3.2 AED is attached and operated as per manufacturer's guidelines and safety procedures

3.3 Work is undertaken cooperatively with person conducting resuscitation techniques

4. Recover and restore equipment

4.1 Equipment is cleaned, discarded or disinfected, restocked and/or replenished in accordance with organisational procedures and manufacturer's guidelines

4.2 Equipment is charged, stored and safeguarded against damage or loss in accordance with organisational procedures

4.3 Reports are completed and submitted to appropriate personnel

Qualifications and Skillsets

PUAOPE010C appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA31310 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue)