CPR First Aid - cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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About CPR First AID

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.


Elements and Performance Criteria Of CPR First AID Course



Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Respond to an emergency situation.

1.1. Recognise and assess an emergency situation.

1.2. Ensure safety for self, bystanders and casualty.

1.3. Assess the casualty and recognise the need for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

1.4. Seek assistance from emergency services.

2. Perform CPR procedures.

2.1. Perform CPR in accordance with the ARC guidelines.

2.2. Display respectful behaviour towards casualty.

2.3. Operate an automated external defibrillator (AED) according to manufacturers’ instructions.

3. Communicate details of the incident.

3.1. Accurately convey incident details to emergency services.

3.2. Report details of incident in line with appropriate workplace or site procedures.

3.3. Maintain privacy and confidentiality of information in line with statutory or organisational policies.

4. Review the incident.

4.1. Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers and seek help when required.

4.2. Contribute to a review of the first aid response as required.