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First aid management of asthma and anaphylaxis

This course has been designed for individuals who are required to provide first aid to a person experiencing asthma and/or anaphylaxis until the arrival of medical assistance.  This means being able to identify the triggers, signs and symptoms and follow the standard first aid procedures to administer medication according to condition.

Satisfactorily completing all requirement of this course provides the student with the ability to develop risk management and risk minimisation strategies for individuals diagnosed at risk of asthma and/or anaphylaxis in the workplace. This includes the development and implementation of pre-emergency risk assessment/management and the development and implementation of individual management plans.

This course provides nationally recognised training for workers, or nominated workplace first aiders, from any industry sector and addresses the provision of care to adults and/or children in the workplace who are diagnosed as being at risk or displaying signs/symptoms.

** There are specific industries that require additional training such as childcare workers, school teachers and other related industries.

Unit Being Delivered

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909

22556VIC - Course in the management of astma risks and emergencies in the workplace

22300VIC - Course in first aid management of anaphylaxis

Important information prior to enrolment

Course Delivery

This course will be delivered in the workplace or at a TEST 'N' TAG ORANGE approved third party facility.

Entry Requirements

  • As a minimum, entrants to this course must have literacy and numeracy competencies equivalent to the Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2. An example of an ACSF Level 2 competency is being able to read and comprehend the ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis, request appropriate emergency assistance at the scene of the incident and complete incident reports.

  • In addition, it is recommended that entrants have current competency in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

  • Participants must have the physical fitness to be able to meet the demands of the practical demonstration such as positioning a casualty ready to administer an autoinjector and administering the autoinjector and for administering asthma medication.

Course duration

  • Face to Face – 4.5 hours (minimum) full face to face course

  • Blended delivery – 3 hours (minimum) face to face course with the addition of 1.5 hour self-paced learning to be completed prior to attending the face to face course

  • Refresher training – 3 hours (minimum) face to face course – conditions apply for this option, for example, you will need to provide previous current certificates.

  • Online Training with Face to Face Assessment - 30 minutes (minimum) face to face assessment with the addition of 4 hours of self-paced learning to be completed prior to attending the face to face course.

Assessment requirements

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks. These are detailed in the sections following.

Certificate renewal requirements

Currency and refresher training requirements: Requirements for first aid competencies, including refresher training, are dependent on both the state/territory jurisdiction as well as the industry sector. Refresher training and currency of first aid knowledge and skills is to be demonstrated in line with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines (http://www.resus.org.au/), Guidelines of Australian national peak clinical bodies, Relevant industry regulations, and State/territory legislation and regulations. There is no industry recommended renewal identified on the certificate, employers are recommended to consult with stakeholders to identify appropriate training periods.

Course fees and payments

Course fees for this course is $99. Payments terms - Payments for individual participants is upfront unles prior agreements have been made. Refund policay and fee protection information can be found in the student handbook

Work placement

No work placement will be required as part of this course

Learners rights, responsibilities and support, including complaints

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website www.allenstraining.com.au for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

What happens at the course?

Learning activities

Delivery of course information and learning activities

Assessment Activities

Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include:

  • Performance tasks:

    • Administer asthma medication without a spacer

    • Administer the adrenaline autoinjector for anaphylaxis

    • First aid for allergic reaction and anaphylaxis

  • Practical scenarios:

    • Breathing difficulties – Asthma

  • Documentation:

    • First aid/Incident report form

    • Complete a risk assessment for asthma and anaphylaxis and an individual management plan for a child with asthma and anaphylaxis based on a case study and information provided

    • Individual asthma and anaphylaxis management plan for a child, which includes a communication plan to raise awareness of the child’s allergies, triggers and their management plan

  • Theory assessment - A written assessment consisting of short answer and multiple-choice questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.

Address

Orange NSW 2800, Australia

ABN 22 790 793 410 

Contact

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