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Provide an Emergency First Aid Response In the Education and Care Setting

Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting HLTAID004

I'm not sure if they could have come up with a longer name but this course has been developed especially for staff in a child care environment.

If you work as an early childhood teacher, a child carer in a kindergarten, a child care centre, in family day care or after school care at a school; this is the course that is approved by ACECQA.

This course has all the components of the Provide First Aid HLTAID003 but has additional information and practical competencies for you to demonstrate. As you would imagine, this course is centred around childhood illness and injury so the practical and knowledge evidence has been developed to ensure that you understand the differences in say, CPR on a child and infant compared to an adult. The course also goes into your responsibilities as a child care worker when dealing with childrens injuries and reporting responsibilities and goes into Education and Care Services National Law.

This course has asthma and anaphylaxis components so instead of completing a first aid course and separate asthma and anaphylaxis courses; you are able to consolidate into one approved course.

On successful completion of this course you will be issued with a statement of attainment in Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting HLTAID004.

The course we conduct has an online program to complete prior to attending a day session that is generally run from 9am to 430pm. The online program runs through all aspects of the normal Provide first aid course and has an additional module that is specific to the child care arena. Our online program will take between 2 and 6 hours to complete which is great comfort to all child care staff and parents alike as we really want those with the huge responsibility of looking after our children to know their first aid and be confident in its application. The risk is too great to have anything less.

As an adjunct to this course we can also deliver CPR and anaphylaxis updates so if you are in a child care centre with staff that need to update their first aid, you can just complete your CPR and anaphylaxis in the first few hours of the course to maintain your qualification and satisfy your education obligations. We then provide a first aid certificate and an anaphylaxis update latter for your files.

Our child care first aid course has been moderated by an expert in the child care field and as such has had small adjustments made to ensure things like the course includes an anaphylaxis risk analysis. We provide in depth asthma and anaphylaxis management scenarios and consolidate these with instruction on report writing in this specific environment.

At Emergency First Aid, we understand the importance of teaching our child care staff to be able to act in case of an emergency and how to be able to cope in the aftermath. For anyone that has done CPR on a child or infant will know, support is needed in the time afterwards, feelings of insecurity and whether they did the right thing and "if I had only done this" perhaps things would be different. Peer support and counselling is a huge factor when dealing with these situations, so it is an important aspect of this course to outline triggers and identify unnatural behaviours that may manifest after dealing with a traumatic event.

The course structure seems a simple one on the surface, just teach our child care staff first aid and that will be fine, tick those boxes and have a certificate. This is only partly true. As I mentioned child care staff have the huge responsibility of caring for our children so the onus is on us as the training provider to ensure these vital staff are given every opportunity to learn thoroughly and demonstrate their first aid knowledge in a confident and supportive environment.

Please click here for the Provide CPR HLTAID001 course content


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Ph: 1300 301 193

Fax: (03) 5376 8468

Email: info@emergency.com.au

Postal address:

P.O. Box 696

Bacchus Marsh. Vic. 3340

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