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
22578VIC - Course in first aid management of anaphylaxis
Important information prior to enrolment
This course will be delivered in the workplace or at a TEST 'N' TAG ORANGE approved third party facility.
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.
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.
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
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?
Delivery of course information and learning activities
Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include:
Administer asthma medication without a spacer
Administer the adrenaline autoinjector for anaphylaxis
First aid for allergic reaction and anaphylaxis
Breathing difficulties – Asthma
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.