Assess and implement life support systems and stabilise casualties

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 RIIERR311A, 'Assess and implement life support systems and stabilise casualties'.
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 danger to rescuers, bystanders and casualty

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to assessing and implementing of life support systems and stabilising casualties

1.2. Identify hazards to rescue personnel and other personnel

1.3. Assess situation to ensure safety of team and other persons

1.4. Take actions to ensure safety of team and affected persons in accordance with requirements and procedures

1.5. Re-assess hazards and implement relevant measures

1.6. Implement restricted area protocols/methods

2. Access and cooperate with emergency services

2.1. Assess the incident to determine the emergency service type to be called in

2.2. Contact support services and call in to mine emergency in accordance with protocols

2.3. Establish the roles and responsibilities of the emergency service and communicate to rescue team members

2.4. Establish the roles and responsibilities of rescue team members in relation to emergency service people and communicate to both parties

3. Gain access to casualty

3.1. Apply TRIAGE principles to multiple-casualty situations

3.2. Assess situation to determine the appropriate safe method of access

3.3. Identify and obtain access equipment in accordance with requirements and procedures

3.4. Use equipment to gain access to people according to manufacturer recommendations and within the guidelines of Accredited Rescue Services to ensure the health and safety of all affected people

4. Assess casualties' condition and implement life support systems

4.1. Perform primary and secondary assessments for basic life support to an industry accepted standard

4.2. Apply identified life support techniques

4.3. Continuously monitor casualties and record vital signs

4.4. Record all relevant information and communicate to relevant officials and emergency services

5. Stabilise casualty in Situ

5.1. Maintain implemented life support techniques to keep casualty in a stable condition

5.2. Continuously monitor and re-assess casualty's condition and take life support actions in accordance with requirements and procedures

5.3. Continuously monitor casualty's vital signs and take action to maintain casualty in a stable condition

6. Hand over to emergency services

6.1. Hand over casualty/s to relevant emergency service's personnel

6.2. Hand over record of casualty/s vital signs

6.3. Assist relevant emergency service with life support if requested

7. Restore and refurbish equipment to operational condition

7.1. Inspect all equipment used for any damage or contamination sustained in the operation

7.2. Dispose of contaminated medical waste as per Australian standards

7.3. Repair or replace all defective equipment to meet manufacturer specifications or Australian standards

7.4. Clean and sterilise equipment to meet manufacturer specifications or Australian standards

7.5. Return the rescue equipment to operational readiness