HLTAID005 - Provide first aid in remote situations


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response and emergency life support to a casualty in a remote and/or isolated situation.
The unit applies to workers who may be required to prepare for and provide a first aid response in locations beyond the reach of timely medical assistance.
Specific licensing /regulatory requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training should be obtained from the relevant national/state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authorities.

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements define the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria specify the level of performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Respond to a remote emergency situation

1.1 Plan for isolated travel or work if required, accounting for expected contingencies

1.2 Recognise an emergency situation

1.3 Identify, assess and manage immediate hazards to health and safety of self and others

1.4 Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response

1.5 Assess the situation and evaluate options for medical assistance

1.6 Evaluate options for transporting casualty or waiting for medical assistance in relation to environmental issues, risks, transport availability and casualty condition



2. Apply appropriate first aid procedures

2.1 Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in accordance with Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines

2.2 Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles

2.3 Display respectful behaviour towards casualty

2.4 Obtain consent from casualty where possible

2.5 Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible

2.6 Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions

2.7 Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles



3. Manage the incident

3.1 Seek assistance from others present to manage incident circumstances

3.2 Establish communication links with emergency response services and convey incident details

3.3 Report details of casualty condition, changes in condition, management and responses

3.4 Assist in the evacuation of the casualty by following directions given by emergency response services as required

3.5 Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies



4. Evaluate the incident and own performance

4.1 Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents

4.2 Participate in debriefing to address individual needs


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