HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Application and Relevance
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform CPR in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines. It applies to all persons who may be required to provide CPR, in a workplace or community setting.

Course Currency Status: current

• 3 hours face-to-face classroom/workplace training and assessment
• 2 hours face-to-face training and assessment with 1 hour of online/workbook pre-work

Course Content
This course provides the skills and knowledge to be able to handle cardiac emergency situations. It includes:

  • Introduction to first aid principles
  • Assessing a cardiac emergency situation
  • Airway and breathing management
  • Performing chest compressions
  • Administering rescue breaths
  • Infection control procedures
  • Resuscitation techniques
  • Using a defibrillator (AED)
  • AED maintenance

Entry Requirements
There are no prerequisite units. Participants will need the ability to meet the physical demands of providing resuscitation. Participants will also need oral communication skills to make an accurate verbal report to emergency services and workplace supervisor. Prior to the start of face-to-face practical training, there may be a short knowledge quiz to check language, literacy and numeracy skills, as required.

Assessment Methods
Progressive assessment throughout the course, including demonstration of practical skills and written and oral questions relating to underpinning knowledge.
Note that the provision of CPR must be demonstrated on the floor.

Award Issued
A nationally-recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued to all successful participants.

Further Info
Please refer to the Student Handbook available at livcor.com.au/students for additional information.

All students will be enrolled with LivCor – RTO 3586 – which will be responsible for the quality of training and assessment provided and for issuing Statements of Attainment for the units on its scope.

This accredited training and assessment will be conducted under LivCor responsibility and direction by Applied First Aid.