On successful completion of this course, participants will be able to recognise and respond to emergency situations that require CPR and/or the application of oxygen therapy or oxygen resuscitation, as appropriate, until the arrival of medical assistance.
This includes the ability to assess the situation taking into consideration the casualty, risks, physical hazards (including poorly ventilated room, naked flame, or potential for spark or flame), appropriate response to take control of the situation and most importantly appropriately administer oxygen using specified delivery devices.
It provides you with the skills and knowledge to recognise when someone is unconscious and not breathing normally (Cardiac Arrest) and increases their chance of survival by calling an ambulance and performing potentially lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including using a defibrillator, until emergency services arrive to take over.
Participants will also develop skill and knowledge to appropriately communicate the details of the incident including requesting emergency assistance, conveying details of the casualty to emergency services and relevant workplace officers and producing appropriate documentation according to established industry/organisational procedures.
This course can be applied in either the workplace or in a community setting.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
- It is recommended that participants in this course have literacy and numeracy competencies equivalent to the Australian Core Skills Framework Level 2. An example of ACSF Level 2 is being able to request appropriate emergency assistance at the scene of the incident.
- Participants in the Course in Basic Oxygen Administration must be able to demonstrate current competence in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines recommend annual refresher training for current competence.
- Participants must have the physical capacity to perform 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on the floor.
- Participants must be physically capable of controlling risks and hazards and appropriately administering oxygen using specified delivery devices.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
Performance tasks and practical scenarios:
- Perform CPR on an infant
- Administer oxygen - pre-check procedures and hazards
- Perform CPR on an adult (incl. the use of an AED) & administer oxygen on recovery
- Administer supplemental oxygen
Documentation - The student must complete the following to the appropriate standard:
- Incident report forms
Theory assessment - A written assessment consisting of short-answer and multiple-choice questions. The student must complete all assessment questions